Monday, December 18, 2017
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Bus & Coach

Red Travel launches daily Kaikoura Express

Red Travel, a division of Christchurch’s Iconic Red Bus Urban passenger transport company, has launched a new daily service from Christchurch to Kaikoura.

Ritchies as provider for resort’s new $2 bus service

Queenstown’s new public transport system is going to be a game-changer for both residents and visitors.

Southern Discoveries launches fleet

Southern Discoveries is launching its new fleet of glass-topped coaches taking passengers from Queenstown to its Milford Sound cruises.

Stray buys Loka to become APAC’s largest “flexible adventure travel network”

Auckland-based Stray Travel has bought Australia's Loka adventure travel operator in a deal the companies say will create Asia Pacific’s largest "flexible adventure travel network".

SkyBus set to reach one million passengers

SkyBus has announced that its annual passenger count has increased by a significant 11% in the last 12 months.

An Operator’s View: Fullers Group’s Mike Horne

New Fullers Group chief executive Mike Horne tells the Ticker about the company's new strategy, the internal changes at the business, coping with Waiheke Island community concerns, and the opportunities ahead for the ferry, cruise and coach operator.

An Operator’s View: Hassle-free Tours’ Mark Gilbert

Hassle-free Tours owner Mark Gilbert on how he and his wife Nikki began their business, recovering from the Christchurch earthquakes, and the company's $2m expansion plans to launch in Queenstown and Auckland.

Connexionz expands in US

Connexionz, a leading provider of intelligent transit solutions for ferry and bus operators, has opened a US office in California.

Hassle-free Tours launches $2m expansion to Auckland, Queenstown

Christchurch-based Hassle-free Tours is expanding to Auckland and Queenstown in a $2m drive to push into new markets.

InterCity adds business class to Otago services

A new daily bus service between Dunedin and Queenstown will give travellers a taste of luxury on the road.

InterCity appoints new GM Sales

InterCity Group is pleased to announce that Simon Payne is joining the team as General Manager – Sales.

Go Bus wins airport park and ride contract

Go Bus has secured the contract to deliver passengers to and from Queenstown Airport's new 150-space park and ride facility.

InterCity plumps for JUCY with new Milford Sound deal

InterCity Group has ended its commercial relationship with Southern Discoveries Milford Sound cruises and will instead feed its passengers on to JUCY vessels.

Super Shuttle goes Platinum with new luxury service

Super Shuttle has launched a new business class service as it upgrades its fleet, pushes into the regions, and expands its marketing.

PM criticised over Chinese FIT comments

The Bus & Coach Association has hit back at government comments encouraging Chinese visitors off tours and into independent travel.

Importance of coach services

There are many reasons why encouraging tourists to partake in tours, as opposed to travelling themselves, would actually be advantageous to New Zealand.

Explorer Tourlines statement on Te Anau Milford Highway crash

Presented at Press Conference at 2pm Friday at Rydges Latimer Christchurch following the Te Anau Milford Highway crash last Tuesday that killed two German tourists.

Go Bus to bolster luxury fleet to meet tourism demand

Go Bus is pumping up to $20m of dollars into its luxury Johnston's Coachlines business to meet soaring tourism demand.

Southern Discoveries invests $2m into “seamless” Milford tours

Southern Discoveries will enter Queenstown’s competitive coach sector after committing close to $2m to launch a fleet of coaches.

Public transport breakthrough for the Wakatipu

A much needed radical shift in public transport for the Wakatipu Basin’s residence and visitors has taken a step closer.

Kiwi Experience revenue fall fails to slow THL growth

Tourism Holdings Limited’s (THL) New Zealand tourism operations saw earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) jump to $4.3m for the half-year to 31 December 2016, up 30% on the previous corresponding period.

InterCity’s airport buses now offer ‘business class’

Travellers on InterCity’s direct bus service between Hamilton and Auckland Airport can now enjoy a taste of business class on the road.

InterCity launches coast-to-coast bus service

New Zealand’s largest long distance transport provider InterCity will operate bus services between Christchurch and Greymouth while the TranzAlpine scenic railway is out of action.

New Zealand’s first Smart Shuttle unveiled in Christchurch airport

The future arrived at Christchurch Airport this morning, with the introduction of the fully autonomous Smart Shuttle.

New InterCity buses bring business class to the road

Two new InterCity double-decker buses are hitting the road this week, offering a new level of luxury for long-distance bus passengers.
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