Friday, April 28, 2017
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New products set to wow 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.

Methven hot pools gets council go ahead

The long-running proposal to bring hot pools to Methven has received resource consent from council.

Crowne Plaza Christchurch launches event and conference spaces

The new Crowne Plaza Christchurch is setting itself up for business success with the launch of four modern and versatile event and conferencing spaces.

Grant Webster on THL’s electric future

Tourism Holdings Limited's chief executive Grant Webster tells the Ticker of the company's electric motorhome plans and beyond.

Tourism NZ’s first ever single region campaign ends today – how much did it...

Tourism New Zealand’s campaign to bring visitors from Melbourne to Northland in the autumn had a budget of $1.8m.

Auckland next for HIE following $60m NZ debut in Queenstown

Holiday Inn Express is expanding to Auckland following its New Zealand debut with a $60m Queenstown development.

TravelGrammer campaign set to unearth picturesque NZ

Some of New Zealand’s brightest social media stars are about to embark on an exciting new campaign to showcase the ‘best of the best’ places, faces and spaces that New Zealand has to offer.

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.

Quietlight launches in Southland

David Cary received only two weeks ago his Department of Conservation concession to conduct walking tours through some of Southland's most picturesque landscapes.

First ever Melbourne Cup cruise from NZ

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

Northland launches Byways campaign

How Northland as a visitor destination is marketed is about to change with Northland Inc’s launch today of the first three new road-based journeys called ‘Byways’.

Four Points by Sheraton to debut in Auckland

The 255-room hotel will be located in the heart of the city at 396 Queen Street, Auckland's main retail and dining strip.

RTOs launch autumn, winter domestic campaigns

Destination Marlborough (DM) and Destination Great Lake Taupo (DGLT) and have launched domestic campaigns to attract New Zealanders to their regions over winter and autumn respectively.

Singapore launches additional services to Christchurch

Singapore Airlines will again provide supplementary services to and from Christchurch for 2017/18 summer.

Treble Cone invests in new snowmaking system

Treble Cone is proud to announce that a new snowmaking system will be in place for the 2017 season.

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.

Light-hearted video tackles serious topic

Lake Wanaka Tourism is launching a series of light-hearted educational videos, which aim to deliver some important messages to travellers visiting the region.

New Fullers ferry to cope with tourist demand

Fullers is introducing a new vessel, Capricornian Surfer, dedicated to Devonport to cope with tourism demand.

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.

April opening for $3.2m Timber Trail Lodge

The $3.2m Timber Trail Lodge being built in the King Country’s Pureora Forest Park is on track to open next month.

Destination Queenstown collaborates with MiNDFOOD

Destination Queenstown has partnered with leading lifestyle magazine MiNDFOOD in an innovative partnership to promote Queenstown this autumn.

New zipline, kiwis and classic motorcycles among winners of $2.5m TGP funding

Two Rotorua and two Southland attractions have been granted nearly $2.5m in funding from the Tourism Growth Partnership.

Destination Queenstown unveils new official visitor website

Destination Queenstown has unveiled a brand new website to showcase New Zealand’s favourite visitor destination this week.

$100K move to market Taupō district as premier ski hub

A plan to transform the Taupō District into New Zealand’s premier ski destination has gained full support from Taupō District Council who approved $100k of funding.

New generation jet boat launches in Queenstown

An innovative new generation of jet boat has launched onto the Queenstown scene, able to carry almost double the number of passengers than an average river jet boat.

Christchurch’s ‘pockets of awesome’ now online

Christchurch’s pockets of awesome - the city’s trending places to meet, eat, drink, and experience - are now featured in a new online resource at pocketsofawesome.co.nz

Luxury retreat opens in Canterbury high country

Canterbury, New Zealand has gained a new luxury alpine retreat with the opening of Montrose Estate on the Rakaia river at the foot of the Southern Alps.

Dunedin goes wild for Aussies with $600K campaign

Enterprise Dunedin has launched the second campaign in a three-year strategy to encourage Australians to visit Dunedin in the autumn and winter months.

New 5-star hotel to meet growing demand at Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport and Tainui Group Holdings have announced an agreement to develop a new 5-star hotel adjacent to Auckland Airport’s international terminal and the existing 4-star Novotel hotel.

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.

Innovative star gazing tours launch at Tekapo Springs

Star gazing in one of the world’s top ‘clear sky’ locations is being launched by Tekapo Springs in New Zealand’s Mackenzie country.

Campaign stops New York commuters in their tracks

Thousands of commuters in New York's Penn Station are stopping in their tracks to check out a display promoting a holiday in New Zealand.

The end of tourism? Copenhagen’s bold new destination strategy

Copenhagen has declared “the end of tourism as we know it” in an innovative new destination strategy which has localhood at its heart.

Mahu Whenua adds luxury lodge-style accommodation

New Zealand’s newest luxury lodge and eco-sanctuary is now even more accessible for visitors to Wanaka and Queenstown.

SkyCity’s NZICC on track but it’s not committing to other expansion plans

The $700m New Zealand International Convention Centre and Hobson St hotel projects remain on-budget and on-target despite owners SkyCity remaining uncommitted in other expansion plans.

Measuring up TNZ’s debut single-region campaign

Air New Zealand, Flight Centre and Facebook data will all be used to judge the success of Tourism New Zealand’s debut single-region marketing campaign.

Golf tourists to tee off at new Cardrona course

The southern lakes region is set to increase its golf tourism pull with the addition of a new “Alpine Links” course and four-star hotel in the Cardrona Valley.

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.

Local celebs celebrate the Bay in ‘No Place Like Home’ campaign

Local celebrities are voicing what they love about the Bay of Plenty and they want residents to join them.

Showcasing New Zealand as a photographer’s paradise

Tourism New Zealand and Nikon Australia have today launched a new global partnership to dshowcase New Zealand’s landscapes and Nikon’s KeyMission 360-degree camera.

New Zealand the star of Japan TV show

Almost seven million Japanese have seen some of New Zealand’s finest attractions on one of Japan’s longest running TV travel shows.

Campaigns target peak season international drivers

Tourism New Zealand has launched two social media campaigns to educate international visitors that driving in New Zealand is different from what they are used to.

Social media campaign reaches freedom campers

A social media campaign targeting young freedom campers is proving highly successful in its first month.

New Warbirds website launched

Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow has launched a new website which it’s hoped will encourage more visitors to attend the biennial event.

Northland the star of Air NZ’s latest safety video

Air New Zealand has cast an all-star lineup of homegrown talent in its latest safety video, which highlights the tourism jewels in the Northland region of New Zealand.

New visually driven website for Lake Wanaka Tourism

Lake Wanaka Tourism (LWT) has launched a fresh new-look website, designed to reflect the updated brand rolled out earlier this year.

Real Journeys introduces Walter Peak Electric Bike Trail

Real Journeys’ latest Queenstown attraction carries visitors on one of the oldest forms of transport, the 104–year old TSS Earnslaw steamship, to one of the latest: the Ubco electric trail bike.

Tourism JV launches Mt Cook Glacier Guiding

Fox Glacier Guiding and INFLITE’s Mt Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters have teamed up to create new glacier-guiding experiences for visitors to Mt Cook National Park.
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