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An Operator’s View: Explore Group’s Kit Nixon

Explore Group's chief executive Kit Nixon tells us why the boat cruise and tour company set sail up the value curve, expanding overseas and delivering unique maritime experiences.

Auckland Australasia’s leading meetings and conference destination

Auckland has been named the top meetings and conference destination in Australasia at the 2017 World Travel Awards.

Trans-Tasman travel keeps trade with Australia flying high

Trans-Tasman travel was worth more than $2bn each way, making travel ties with Australia worth more than those with China.

Australia to remain NZ’s visitor backbone as Chinese spend accelerates

Australia will continue to be the backbone of New Zealand’s tourism industry despite growth from the China-led Asian markets.

Mass dash to get away this Easter

Almost 250,000 Kiwis are searching for getaways to take advantage of the upcoming Easter and ANZAC Day public holidays.

Australia’s top travel show set to lure visitors to the South Island

More Australians will be tempted across the Tasman with Australia’s longest running travel show, Getaway, featuring six stories showcasing the South Island.

Aussies hanker for a taste of New Zealand

Four ‘taste of New Zealand’ events are being held across Australia in the coming week to illustrate the range of world class venues, accommodation, activities and cuisine on offer across the Tasman.

First ever Melbourne Cup cruise from NZ

P&O races towards a record 2018 with first ever Melbourne Cup cruise from New Zealand.

NZ is Australia’s biggest tourism source – but for how long?

New Zealand remains Australia's biggest tourism source market, delivering 1.35m visitors over the past 12 months. But for how long?

Air NZ introduces Dreamliner on Adelaide route

With visitor numbers between New Zealand and South Australia continuing to soar, Air New Zealand will begin flying the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft to Adelaide.

Australia, NZ airlines form new industry group

Australia and New Zealand’s major airlines have established a new industry group to advocate and pursue reform on public policy issues.

NZ shortlisted for Australian LGBTI destination awards

New Zealand has been shortlisted in the ‘Travel/Destination of the Year’ category at the Australian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Awards 2017.

Best of Australia showcased in latest Qantas safety video

QANTAS has unveiled its latest safety video showcasing regular Australians in 15 locations around the country.

Across the ditch: Australia must invest to maintain tourism boom

In a warning to us here, a lack of investment in training and infrastructure could curtail Australia's booming tourism industry, says David Beirman, senior lecturer in tourism at the University of Technology Sydney.
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