Tourism Business Mag 539930 en-nz Tourism Business Mag 30 Important win for six South Island tourism organisations Six more South Island tourism organisations are about to get a valuable hand up to attract and do business with Chinese visitors. They have just been named as the latest participants of Christchurch Airport’s New Horizons programme. 015, 8 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +1200 International adventure tourism experts to converge on Queenstown Queenstown has won a bid to host the 2020 International Adventure Conference, which will bring leading tourism researchers to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time, in December next year. 010, 4 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +1300 adventure tourism researchQueenstown Half-year result shows continued growth for Christchurch Airport Christchurch Airport is reporting an increased interim result for the six months of July to December 2018, off the back of international passenger growth and strong cost control. 009, 27 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +1300 Air New Zealand shrinks some domestic fares by half Air New Zealand is slashing its lowest domestic fares by up to 50 percent. 009, 26 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +1300 TranzAlpine boost to bring tourists to the West Coast 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. 048, 29 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +1300 New Govt strategy confirms support for tourism, says TIA The Government’s draft Tourism Strategy is closely aligned with the industry’s own vision and framework, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. 045, 6 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +1300 tourism strategy;new strategy Strategy for a better tourism system launched 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. 045, 6 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +1300 Kelvin DavisEugenie Sagetourism strategy Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards announced 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. 043, 26 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 qualmarkawardstourism awardsNZ tourism awards 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. 042, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 Easy to use site for tourism data coming soon 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. 041, 11 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 Stats NZ: Hotels, motels, and holiday parks more popular than ever Almost 40 million nights were spent at short-term commercial accommodation in New Zealand, in the year ended August, Stats NZ says. 041, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 New visitor tax must be spent wisely, says TIA 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. 039, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 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. 039, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 Scholarships to support final year tourism students 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. 038, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 tourism scholarships; funding to study; studying tourism Auckland secures $45m worth of business events in 2017/18 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. 038, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 New appointments to Tourism NZ board 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). 037, 13 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 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. 037, 11 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 Supreme Tourism Award winner is a multinational success story 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. 036, 7 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 Chinese travel service platform launched to boost regional tourism 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. 035, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +1200 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. 035, 30 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +1200 Buoyant cruise conference seeks to balance growth 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. 035, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +1200 Lessons from a winning tourism business Facing limited revenue growth and increased customer expectations the flagship Rotorua tourism company invested, innovated, gave itself a major shake-up and did it so well it was awarded the Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Industry Award 2015. 005, 28 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +1300 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. 050, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +1300 New travel website showcases the South “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, 050, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +1300 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. 043, 26 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 Watershed release for NZ cruise sector New government statistics about New Zealand cruise visitors will reaffirm the size and importance of the cruise sector, the New Zealand Cruise Association says. 042, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 Air New Zealand named world's top airline by Condé Nast Traveler 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 042, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 Tourism Export Council Xmas Symposium and Young TEC Summit 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. 042, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 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. 037, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Haka Tourism Group is Supreme Tourism Award winner 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. 036, 8 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Auckland Airport awards $100,000 to growing tourism businesses Auckland Airport has awarded two $50,000 grants to regional tourism groups as part of its fifth annual round of Tourism Development Grants. 035, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Auckland Airport awards $100,000 to growing tourism businesses Auckland Airport has awarded two $50,000 grants to regional tourism groups as part of its fifth annual round of Tourism Development Grants. 035, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Daily flights to China a big boost for the South Island 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. 035, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Cruise conference win for Marlborough 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. 035, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Cruise sector projects big growth 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. 035, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Tourism welcomes farming’s swimmable river pledge Tourism Industry Aotearoa is welcoming the pledge by farming leaders to make all New Zealand rivers swimmable. 034, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Top tour operators recognised by the industry 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. 033, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Regional roadmaps and plans for service sectors 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. 032, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 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. 032, 8 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 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. 031, 4 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Applications open for Tourism Infrastructure Fund The new $100 million Tourism Infrastructure Fund has opened for applications. 031, 3 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Statistics NZ: More hotels on the way 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. 031, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +1200 NZ Tourism Awards finalists named 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. 030, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Funding for Stewart Island heritage centre A new purpose-built heritage centre on Stewart Island will receive more than $1 million in Government funding. 029, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Tourism Infrastructure Fund panel named The panel for the new $100 million Tourism Infrastructure Fund to help local communities respond to increased visitor numbers, has been named. 026, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +1200 NZ Cruise Conference - riding the growth wave 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. 026, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +1200 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. 025, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +1200 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 . 025, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Discussing Tourism events 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. 025, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Hundertwasser Arts Centre set to go ahead The Whangarei Art Museum Trust will receive up to $3 million towards its bespoke project to build a Hundertwasser Art Centre in Whangarei. 024, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +1200 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. 024, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +1200 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. 024, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Auckland accommodation rate decision disappointing, says TIA Today’s decision by Auckland Council to proceed with the targeted rate on commercial accommodation providers is extremely disappointing, the tourism industry says. 022, 1 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Increased funding to accelerate the growth of Maori Tourism businesses The announcement in the New Zealand Government's Budget 2017 of $10 million of new funding over four years will promote and strengthen the Maori tourism sector to be more resilient, says NZ Maori Tourism Chief Executive Pania Tyson-Nathan. 021, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Regional hotel sales signal rising demand, says Colliers Demand for regional hotels is on the rise following a record number of hotel sales in New Zealand's main tourism markets. 021, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Top event organisers ready to do business in New Zealand Leading business event organisers from around the world are heading to New Zealand’s largest business tourism trade exhibition in Auckland next week. 021, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Auckland wins bid to host major international Food Science and Technology Congress in 2020 New Zealand’s knowledgeable food industry network and Auckland’s strong business event offering have helped secure the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) 20th World Congress of Food Science and Technology for Auckland. 020, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Entries open for NZ Tourism Awards 2017 Entries open today for the New Zealand Tourism Awards 2017, with TIA expecting competition to be fierce given the record results the industry is achieving. 019, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Budget 2017: $178m package for tourism infrastructure announced at TRENZ A new $102 million Tourism Infrastructure Fund has been announced by Tourism Minister, Paula Bennett alongside $76 million in new funding for the DOC Estate. 019, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 $76 million for DOC tourism infrastructure The Government will spend $76 million through Budget 2017 on new and upgraded tourism infrastructure for the Department of Conservation as part of a $178 million tourism infrastructure package. 019, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Auckland Airport announces $100,000 to support growing NZ tourism businesses Auckland Airport has opened applications for its fifth annual round of Tourism Development Grants at the airport’s International Travel Summit in Auckland. 019, 9 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Modest fee increases for NZ’s Great Walks The Department of Conservation (DOC) is introducing modest increases for some Great Walks hut and campsite fees in the department’s first review of its Great Walks pricing in five years. 018, 3 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 John Key joining the board of Air New Zealand The Air New Zealand Board is appointing former Prime Minister John Key as a director effective from September 1 018, 1 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Tourism Export Council NZ CEO resigns Tourism Export Council NZ (TECNZ) chairman Martin Horgan has confirmed the resignation of CEO Lesley Immink after six years leading the organisation. Immink is planning on entering the political arena. 018, 1 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Christchurch Airport to boost Chinese visitor spending in strategic national partnership with Alibaba Christchurch Airport has signed a MoU with Alibaba, the world’s largest retail commerce company, to connect small and regional NZ businesses with Chinese visitors before, during and after their visit, opening up the power of micro exporting. 016, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1200 New products at TRENZ 2017 A world first extreme adventure activity, operators taking visitors off the beaten track and an upscale hotel returning to Christchurch are amongst the new tourism products that will be on show at TRENZ 2017, according to organiser TIA. 016, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Merger creates new active tourism brand Adventure tourism companies Go Orange, Queenstown Rafting and Kiwi Discovery are merging to form a strong active tourism brand under the Go Orange name. 015, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Study identifies tourism infrastructure priorities More visitor accommodation is the highest priority infrastructure needed to support the future growth of New Zealand’s booming tourism industry, new research has found. 015, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Holiday Parks sector worth more than $1 billion to NZ economy Visitors staying at holiday parks contribute more than $1 billion a year to New Zealand’s economy, new research carried out for Holiday Parks New Zealand (HAPNZ) has found. 014, 4 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1200 All Blacks share their ‘secret to success’ in campaign to promote Auckland for Lions Tour With less than 90 days to go until the first All Blacks game in Auckland against the British & Irish Lions, three All Blacks play a starring role in a new ATEED campaign that showcases what visiting fans can do around Auckland while they’re here. 013, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +1300 Bay of Plenty and Auckland top regional GDP increases Twelve of the 15 regional economies in New Zealand recorded nominal GDP increases in the year ended March 2016, Stats NZ said. 013, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +1300 Hobbit fever As one tourism service provider quipped in late November when asked how things were going: “A bit flat still, but The Hobbit will save us all...” And that does seems to be the big hope out there. 004, 25 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +1300 2012 The Year of ... Lawrence Smith suggests tourism operators consider an adaptive approach to marketing in 2012. One which allows for change and assimilation of new technologies and trends. Here, he outlines some of the trends. 052, 24 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +1300 Rubgy World Cup Visitor Survey A recent survey of RWC2011 visitors is hugely useful in helping tourism operators plan for the influx. 052, 24 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +1300 Technology: Finding the cutting edge How is a business owner to keep up? How do you figure out the difference between a fad and a major social swing? We asked five technology players for their take on what lies ahead in the technology arena in 2010. 005, 24 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +1300 Hang on in there – be creative, innovative and smart Yes, things don’t look good. In fact they probably look less than good. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t creative, innovative, clever things you can do to ensure your business is ready and able to leap on every opportunity. 039, 24 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +1200 Worldchinging Inspiration If you are looking for a bit of inspiration for where your business should be heading it would be hard to go past 052, 24 Dec 2008 00:00:00 +1300 Are you selling yourself short? Are you selling yourself short? Catharine Power says that if your brochure or website is dated and less than visually appealing, paying the price to refresh your sales collateral and make it sexier and more vibrant will pay off in the long run. 039, 24 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +1200 Daring to be different From our May 2008 issue: Creating something different can generate business opportunities and publicity for innovative operators. Yet does the industry really cater for innovation? 021, 24 May 2008 00:00:00 +1200 Internet Number 1 From our March 2007 issue: The internet is now the number one information source for domestic tourists, according to the Regional Visitor Monitor (RVM) research released by the Ministry of Tourism at the end of February. 052, 24 Dec 2007 00:00:00 +1300