Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Jet fuel woes fail to slow Queenstown passenger traffic

Passenger numbers at Queenstown Aiport continued to climb in September with Auckland's jet fuel woes having little impact on traffic.

SkyCity preps for new hotels, entertainment facilities after $47m acquisition

SkyCity plans new hotels, apartments and entertainment facilities after buying Auckland's 17-storey AA Centre for $47m.

Kaikoura quake hits CentrePort profits despite vehicles, cruise growth

Wellington's CentrePort made a $2.3m loss for the year to June despite its vehicles and cruise businesses up 32% and 12% respectively on the previous period.

Cardrona: Record ski season spurs $20m investment

This year's record winter ski season will help spur $20m worth of investment in facilities, says Cardrona Alpine Resort.

Video: Lydia Ko showcases international golf campaign

Avid golfers are being targeted by a campaign showcasing what the sport has to offer in New Zealand.

An Operator’s View: Chris Jolly Outdoors’ Simon Jolly

Following the retirement of founders Chris and Sue Jolly, son Simon and his wife Katie are buying Taupo's Chris Jolly Outdoors. Simon Jolly tells the Ticker of his plans, the launch of the operator's cultural tours, and why the Taupo region has so much more to offer than just its beautiful lake.

ComCom prepared to investigate Accor’s $1.3bn Mantra acquisition

The Commerce Commission could investigate French giant AccorHotel's proposed A$1.2bn (NZ$1.3bn) takeover of Australia's Mantra Group if the deal substantially reduces competition in the New Zealand hotel operator market.

NZ a leader in burgeoning astro-tourism industry

New Zealand is a world leader in astro-tourism with more product on the way and a reputation in Asia as being one of the best places in the world to enjoy the night sky, says one of the country's leading astronomers. 

Auckland Airport closes $100m offer, taps Australia for $120m

Auckland Airport closes its $100m fixed-rate bond offer with interest set at 3.64% per annum and also taps Australia for extra $120m

Buy Side/Sell Side: Always Vacation’s Wanvisa Chantrasmi

Always Vacation's owner and director of sales and marketing, Wanvisa Chantrasmi, on working with film crews coming to New Zealand, the power of social media and business after Tourism New Zealand exited Thailand in December.
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