• The Government's $40m investment in the TranzAlpine scenic train will bring thousands more tourists onto the West Coast each year, creating jobs and enabling other tourism ventures, KiwiRail acting chief executive Todd Moyle says.
    Posted: Thursday 29 November 2018
  • The Government’s draft Tourism Strategy is closely aligned with the industry’s own vision and framework, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.
    Posted: Tuesday 6 November 2018
  • The draft Aotearoa-New Zealand Government Tourism Strategy is an important step in ensuring that all New Zealanders benefit from productive, sustainable and inclusive tourism growth, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage say, in a media release.
    Posted: Tuesday 6 November 2018
  • Qualmark is launching the Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards, which will be held annually in April, together with Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand.
    Posted: Friday 26 October 2018
  •  Real Journeys group of companies has a new corporate brand
    Family-owned Real Journeys has established a new corporate identity called ‘Wayfare’ to represent its tourism companies in the international market.
    Posted: Wednesday 17 October 2018
  • A new partnership between Tourism New Zealand and Figure.NZ will provide a range of tourism data in one location for the tourism industry and investors to access and use.
    Posted: Thursday 11 October 2018
  • Almost 40 million nights were spent at short-term commercial accommodation in New Zealand, in the year ended August, Stats NZ says.
    Posted: Wednesday 10 October 2018
  • The tourism industry wants to work with the Government to ensure its new tax on most of New Zealand’s international visitors is used to enhance their experience of our country.
    Posted: Thursday 27 September 2018
  • Encouraging Aussies to the South Island
    This month a group of 22 Australasian content creators will tour the South Island armed with the latest GoPro technology to record and share their journeys, as part of a Tourism NZ campaign.
    Posted: Wednesday 26 September 2018
  • Tourism students planning their final year of study in 2019 are invited to apply for two $4000 scholarships. The Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust Academic Scholarships are open for applications until 11 October 2018.
    Posted: Thursday 20 September 2018
  • Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB), in conjunction with its members and industry partners, has won $45 million worth of business events in the year ending June 2018.
    Posted: Wednesday 19 September 2018
  • Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis has announced the appointment of Colleen Neville and Kauahi Ngapora as members of the New Zealand Tourism Board (known as Tourism New Zealand).
    Posted: Thursday 13 September 2018
  • Tourism funding will benefit regions  
    The announcement of a $19.6 million Government investment in tourism infrastructure will help regions benefit from the growth in tourism, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.
    Posted: Tuesday 11 September 2018
  • Dynamic and visionary with annual global turnover of $426 million, multinational recreational vehicle business Tourism Holdings Ltd has won the tourism industry’s highest accolade, the Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Award.
    Posted: Friday 7 September 2018
  • Christchurch Airport has announced the launch of a South Island Travel Store on Fliggy, a leading Chinese travel service platform and part of the Alibaba digital ecosystem, in a move designed to promote regional tourism and economic development.
    Posted: Friday 31 August 2018
  • Auckland to host World Library and Information Congress 2020
    Auckland has secured the bid to host the world’s most significant library and information congress in 2020 with more than 3,000 attendees expected.
    Posted: Thursday 30 August 2018
  • New Zealand’s cruise sector is in a buoyant mood, with speakers at the New Zealand Cruise Association 2018 Conference in Blenheim highlighting the country’s growing popularity as a cruise destination with both international and domestic passengers.
    Posted: Monday 27 August 2018
  • Councils encouraged to apply for tourism infrastructure funding after first $14.9 million funding announced
    Today’s announcement of a $14.9 million Government investment in tourism infrastructure will help regions benefit from the growth in tourism, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.
    Posted: Friday 15 December 2017
  • “Queenstown may be a world famous South Island destination, but our South has so much more to offer,” says Jennifer Branje, owner of new travel website,
    Posted: Tuesday 12 December 2017
  • Industry pleased Tourism staying on front bench
    New Zealand’s $35 billion tourism industry is pleased that Deputy Labour Leader Kelvin Davis will take the tourism portfolio in the incoming Government.
    Posted: Thursday 26 October 2017
  • New government statistics about New Zealand cruise visitors will reaffirm the size and importance of the cruise sector, the New Zealand Cruise Association says.
    Posted: Thursday 19 October 2017
  • Air New Zealand has been named Top Airline in the World by prestigious US magazine Condé Nast Traveler in its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards
    Posted: Thursday 19 October 2017
  • The Tourism Export Council's Xmas Symposium and Young TEC Summit will be held at the Skycity Convention Centre in Auckland with the Young TEC event on December 5 and the TEC Symposium on December 6.
    Posted: Tuesday 17 October 2017
  • Hilton Lake Taupo unveils plans for conference and event spaces
    Hilton Lake Taupo, which was recently awarded New Zealand Regional Hotel of the Year at the HM Awards for the sixth time, is undertaking a redesign of its conference and event facilities that is set to open in December 2017.
    Posted: Monday 11 September 2017

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