Sunday, April 22, 2018


Cashless campervan payment system to begin national rollout

A new cashless payment system for more than 80,000 Kiwis travelling in campervans is set to be rolled out across New Zealand, following a highly successful Auckland trial.

GO Rentals wins Canstar Blue Award

GO Rentals has been revealed as the winner of the Canstar Blue Customer Satisfaction Award in the car hire category.

THL profit leaps 102% as tax windfall and expansion deliver

Business expansion and tax windfalls have seen Tourism Holdings Limited’s half-year net profit after tax surge 102% in what it has billed as “another record result”.

Tourism Holdings: $3m boost from US tax rate cut

Tourism Holdings could see its net profit jump by up to $3m thanks to incoming tax changes in the United States that will see the company's tax rate slashed by more than a quarter.

Europcar NZ tests 100% electric vehicle fleet

From October, Europcar NZ’s 100% electric vehicle fleet is available for rent to the public in Auckland and Christchurch.

Is Tourism Holdings a takeover target for Chinese investors?

Chinese investment manager Citic Capital has become the largest shareholder of Tourism Holdings Limited (thl) after spending more than $20m this month purchasing almost 11% of the company.

NZ’s first rental camper trailers hit the road

GO Rentals today announced the introduction of its innovative GO Glamper fleet of camper trailers, in a move that is expected to shake up the highly-competitive market.

Shareholders vote to boost thl board pay packets

Tourism Holdings shareholders voted yesterday to give the company's board of directors a pay rise of $10,000-$20,000 each.

Which is Cheapest: Rental Cars, Taxis or Uber?

Here’s a question which should grab the attention of every traveller: which is the most cost-effective way to travel once you step off the airplane?

VINZ wins Tourism Holdings global service contract

THL has stepped up their commitment to Health & Safety even further by seeking and introducing independent and random safety inspections of their global commercial fleet.

THL wins Australian 2017 Fleet Safety Award

Tourism Holdings Australia Pty Ltd, (thl) operators of Britz, Maui and Mighty campers has won the 2017 Australian Fleet Management Association’s (AfMA) Fleet Safety Award.

Tourism Holdings: Minimal damage from Hurricane Irma

Post the hurricane that has passed through Florida this week, Tourism Holdings Limited notes that there has been no impact of note to our customers, team, RVs or sites. 

Tourism Holdings appoints Cathy Quinn to board

Cathy Quinn, ONZM, is a senior corporate partner at MinterEllisonRuddWatts has been appointed to the Tourism Holdings Limited Board.

Europcar New Zealand leads the charge with electric future

Europcar New Zealand has been awarded nearly $200,000 in Government funding to expand its rental 100% electrical vehicle fleet.

THL profit surges as NZ rentals earnings leap 50%

Tourism Holdings has reported record net profit after tax of $30.2m for the year ended June, up 24% on the previous period.

Motorhome Friendly status – a tourism boost for two towns

South Taranaki towns Hawera and Opunake were officially welcomed into the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association’s nationwide Motorhome Friendly scheme.

Avis, Budget and Apex back in Christchurch Central

After being driven out of the CBD by earthquakes six years ago, Avis, Budget and Apex are delighted to collect the keys to their new building today; the International Rental Car Precinct Hub in Christchurch.

Alexandra Park rolls out the red carpet

Alexandra Park will again be a popular choice for Lions fans as an official pop-up campervan site for the third All Blacks vs The British & Irish Lions Test.

CamperMate launches SH1 alerts

CamperMate is coming to the rescue of tourists venturing south from Blenheim only to be blocked by the earthquake-struck section of State Highway One.

GO Rentals leads industry with first Qualmark Gold Award

GO Rentals today announced its newly received Qualmark Gold Sustainable Tourism Award, the first business in the New Zealand car rental industry to accomplish the prestigious, internationally-recognised rating for excellence in sustainable business practices.

Audio: THL upgrades profit forecast to $29.5m

Booming tourism has seen Tourism Holdings raise its full-year net profit forecast from $27m to $29.5m, a 21% increase on the previous period.

Charlie Daily joins MarginFuel

Wellington company director Charlie Daily has joined MarginFuel in a strategic advisory role to the company’s board.

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.

Q&A with JUCY’s Kat Van Dijk

Kat Van Dijk entered tourism relatively recently when she joined JUCY just over four years ago. She is GM Southern Lakes at what was originally a car rental company but has expanded into campervans, cruise and hotels.

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.

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.
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