• The brainchild of the entrepreneurial Ryan Sanders and a business that has achieved exceptional growth over the past 10 years, Haka Tourism Group has won the tourism industry’s highest accolade, the Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Award.
    Posted: Friday 8 September 2017
  • Auckland Airport has awarded two $50,000 grants to regional tourism groups as part of its fifth annual round of Tourism Development Grants.
    Posted: Thursday 31 August 2017
  • Auckland Airport has awarded two $50,000 grants to regional tourism groups as part of its fifth annual round of Tourism Development Grants.
    Posted: Thursday 31 August 2017
  • The partnership between Christchurch Airport and China Southern Airlines is going from strength to strength and helping boost tourism and trade for the South Island, says Christchurch Airport.
    Posted: Wednesday 30 August 2017
  • The New Zealand Cruise Association Conference will be held in Marlborough in 2018. The announcement follows Picton recently being rated in the top three Australia and New Zealand Cruise Destination’s in Cruise Critic’s Cruisers’ Choice Awards 2016/2017.
    Posted: Tuesday 29 August 2017
  • The New Zealand cruise sector is continuing to boom, with the contribution it makes to the nation’s economy projected to increase 43% in the next two years, from $447 million in 2016/17, to $640m in the 2018/19 season.
    Posted: Tuesday 29 August 2017
  • Tourism Industry Aotearoa is welcoming the pledge by farming leaders to make all New Zealand rivers swimmable.
    Posted: Wednesday 23 August 2017
  • Three of New Zealand’s top tourism operators have been celebrated as the best in the business at an awards ceremony held at Distinction Luxmore Hotel, Te Anau during the annual at the Tourism Export Council (TEC) conference.
    Posted: Thursday 17 August 2017
  • Ten regions around the country now have Roadmaps and Plans for their service sectors, with four more on the way, thanks to industry training organisation ServiceIQ.
    Posted: Thursday 10 August 2017
  • Te Puia | NZMACI to part own and manage Waimangu Volcanic Valley
    The world’s youngest geothermal system, Waimangu Volcanic Valley, has been part-purchased by Te Puia l New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute (NZMACI), in partnership with local iwi Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi and Tūhourangi Tribal Authority.
    Posted: Tuesday 8 August 2017
  • International private equity company purchases Active Adventures
    An Australian funds management business has made its first investment into New Zealand. A consortium led by Blue Sky Alternative Investments has bought Queenstown-based Active Adventures.
    Posted: Friday 4 August 2017
  • The new $100 million Tourism Infrastructure Fund has opened for applications.
    Posted: Thursday 3 August 2017
  • The value of consents for hotels, motels, and other short-term accommodation shot up to $490 million in the June 2017 year, Stats NZ said today. New hotels in Auckland and Canterbury drove the 216 percent increase from the June 2016 year.
    Posted: Monday 31 July 2017
  • Twenty-four leading tourism operators and stakeholders have been named as finalists in the 2017 New Zealand Tourism Awards – the $35 billion tourism industry’s most prestigious awards.
    Posted: Monday 24 July 2017
  • A new purpose-built heritage centre on Stewart Island will receive more than $1 million in Government funding.
    Posted: Friday 21 July 2017
  • The panel for the new $100 million Tourism Infrastructure Fund to help local communities respond to increased visitor numbers, has been named.
    Posted: Tuesday 27 June 2017
  • Regions keen to capture a bigger share of the fast growing cruise market will have an opportunity to highlight what they are doing to improve port facilities at this year’s Cruise New Zealand Conference in Auckland, 29 August.
    Posted: Monday 26 June 2017
  • Great Barrier awarded rare international dark sky sanctuary status
    Great Barrier Island has become the first island in the world to be designated an International Dark Sky Sanctuary in a bid to protect its night skies for present and future generations.
    Posted: Friday 23 June 2017
  • ATEED appoints new CEO
    Nick Hill has been appointed as the chief executive of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), Auckland’s economic growth agency and an Auckland Council controlled organisation .
    Posted: Thursday 22 June 2017
  • Tourism businesses around New Zealand are being invited to discuss the big challenges and opportunities facing them and their region at a series of events organised by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.
    Posted: Monday 19 June 2017
  • The Whangarei Art Museum Trust will receive up to $3 million towards its bespoke project to build a Hundertwasser Art Centre in Whangarei.
    Posted: Friday 16 June 2017
  • New partnership to promote a range of short walks
    The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) have joined forces to promote a range of short and day walks.
    Posted: Tuesday 13 June 2017
  • Holiday park guest nights grow – but still plenty of capacity
    Holiday parks enjoyed a boomer April, with guest nights up almost 25% on April 2016, but there is still plenty of room for growth, says Fergus Brown, chief executive, Holiday Parks New Zealand.
    Posted: Monday 12 June 2017
  • Today’s decision by Auckland Council to proceed with the targeted rate on commercial accommodation providers is extremely disappointing, the tourism industry says.
    Posted: Thursday 1 June 2017

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