MoU – Tourism New Zealand and AirNZ

Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand today committed to a marketing partnership worth up to $20 million this year, to promote New Zealand in key offshore markets, with a focus on growing international visitation throughout New Zealand and during off-peak periods.  The two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today outlining their intent […]

Fresh touring route to boost tourism in Hurunui and Kaikoura

Tourism officials are launching a renewed touring route in the hope of showcasing the new look Kaikoura coastline and attracting visitors to areas affected by the November 2016 earthquake. The NZTA-approved route, previously known as the Alpine Pacific Triangle, has been lengthened and renamed the Alpine Pacific Touring Route (APT). The 450-kilometre APT runs between […]

Avis offers more fleet choices

In response to industry and customer demand, Avis Car Rental have added a range of new vehicles to their New Zealand fleet. Effective from 1st May, the new range gives customers more choice than ever before. New to the fleet are two new SUV groups – the Compact and Standard SUVs. The Holden Trax, Ford Ecosport […]

Rees gets rare Gold Seal of Approval

A New Zealand owned luxury lake-front hotel, The Rees, has achieved a Qualmark Gold Award – the top seal of approval by the rating system known as “New Zealand tourism’s official mark of quality”. The Rees Hotel Queenstown is only one of two Gold Award recipients to date in the South Island by the independent assessor, […]

Byron – Swap business suits for wetsuits

The vast array of activities on offer in Byron ensures that conferencing is not only unforgettable, but delegates return motivated and energised.   It’s not all work with conferences in Byron. Long considered Australia’s favourite leisure destination, Byron’s natural beauty, prolific wellness culture and host of exciting activities gives companies the greatest potential to invigorate their […]

Auckland War Memorial Museum wins 2 national awards

Last night Auckland Museum was recognised with two awards at the annual 2017 ServiceIQ New Zealand Museum Awards, held at a gala function after the MA17 Museums Aotearoa conference, He Waka Eke Noa – Museums of Inclusion. Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa, Auckland Museum’s exhibition of New Zealand music which closed on Sunday with a […]

Cairns Floating Seafood Experience Expands Fleet

The Prawn Star fleet has expanded this week with the arrival of Prawn Star Too adjoining its sister vessel on the E Finger of Marlin Marina. Prawn Star owner, Danny Moore said his fleet’s latest addition is a response to demand for extra seating by seafood lovers enjoying the atmospheric marina surrounds of Cairns harbour.  The Prawn […]

A New and Unique Japanese “Onsen” Resort

Leading Japanese hospitality company Fujita Kanko Inc. announced the opening of Hakone Kowakien Ten-yu, the newest addition to its resort portfolio in Hakone, Japan, a popular hot spring (onsen) destination near Mount Fuji.  Ten-yu, which opened on April 20th, is an upscale onsen resort blending the best of East and West: traditional ambiance and modern convenience with tranquil serenity […]

Royal Caribbean – record breaking season

When Celebrity Solstice, the region’s highest rated cruise ship*, departed Auckland on 24 April to migrate to warmer climates, she marked the conclusion of an historic cruise season for New Zealand and Royal Caribbean Cruises. The cruise company brought three lines and an unprecedented seven ships to Australia and New Zealand this season, including superliner Ovation of the […]

Christchurch Airport partnership with Alibaba

Christchurch Airport has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Alibaba, the world’s largest retail commerce company, to connect small and regional New Zealand businesses with Chinese visitors before, during and after their visit, opening up the power of micro exporting for New Zealand.   The agreement is designed to improve the experience and ease for Chinese […]