Monday, August 21, 2017
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Technology

TIA partners with local WeChat service provider PayPlus

A new marketing partnership between Tourism Industry Aotearoa and PayPlus NZ will give New Zealand tourism operators direct access to the huge Chinese visitor market through WeChat

Electrifying Eastland’s Pacific Coast Highway

Tairāwhiti is driving towards a cleaner, greener future with the government’s announcement that it will co-fund a fast charging electric vehicle network across the region.

Auckland Airport partners with AOE

Auckland Airport has announced a new partnership with AOE, a leading global technology service provider, to create a ‘multi-retailer mall’.

15 EV projects receive funding and next funding round opens

Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins has announced funding for 15 projects to increase charging facilities for electric vehicles and switch more trucks, buses and vans to electric power.

Qrious’ Voyager wins IDC Smart City award

Qrious' Voyager, the Interactive Tourism Intuitive Web Portal, has won IDC’s Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA) 2017 under the category of Tourism, Arts, Libraries, Culture, Open Spaces.

Qrious unveils LoQal Destinations

Qrious unveils LoQal Destinations, a pioneering big data insights-as-a-service software product for the NZ tourism industry

NZ to stage international tech conference

Living up to New Zealand’s reputation as a standout digital nation, the tech sector and the government will stage a major international tech summit in Auckland next year.

Serko turns around loss after big bump in revenue

Online travel booking software firm Serko said it expects its first half full year 2018  earnings to be positive at approximately $1m, up from a $1.75m loss the same period the previous period.

Serko and Air NZ partner to power business travel

Serko, a leader in integrated travel and expense management applications, announced today that it has partnered with Air New Zealand to provide Air New Zealand’s rich content and services to both Serko and Air New Zealand business customers.

FOCUS on Data: A Qrious future

Big data platform Qrious is aiming to become the leading provider of location-led insights for New Zealand's tourism industry.

Air NZ introduces smart passport service

Turning up to the airport with an expired passport will be a thing of the past for Air New Zealand customers, with the airline’s mobile app now able to scan and save passport information and send a timely reminder when it’s time to renew.

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.

Charlie Daily joins MarginFuel

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

Tourism benefits from region’s first EV charging station

Gisborne is about to get its very first EV (electric vehicle) fast charging station, with current and future local EV drivers, businesses and the wider tourism industry expected to benefit.

Christchurch Airport: Operators “leaving money on the table”

Tourism operators are "leaving money on the table" if they do not join a Chinese electronic payment system to make it easier for tourists from China to spend.

Operators to reach FIT Chinese through new partnership

Chinese internet giant Tencent has partnered with Christchurch agency Alexanders paving the way for tourism operators to reach FIT Chinese

Gentrack buys airport software firms in Europe for $20m

Gentrack Group, a developer of software for utilities and airports, has acquired controlling stakes in two European companies for $19.8m.

Airport eGate expansion nears completion

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner has announced 15 new eGates are now fully operational at Auckland Airport arrivals, meaning Customs’ nationwide upgrade and expansion of eGates is almost complete.

NZ tech company behind latest New York ferry service

Christchurch technology company Connexionz has won the contract to support New York City’s latest ferry operation.

Rewards on every room as Air NZ and Expedia team up

Air New Zealand is expanding its digital travel retail experience with a new Expedia partnership

CAUTHE 2017: Groundbreaking tourist tracking app set to go global

A ground breaking tourist-tracking app developed by the University of Tasmania is set to be licensed in what could be the first of many commercial deals.

TourWriter raises $360k war chest to drive northern expansion

Travel itinerary software developer Tourwriter has raised $360,000 to help it expand in North America and Europe.

Conference venues invited to showcase to thousands

A new tool developed for the Tourism New Zealand Business Events website is promoting the diverse range of world class conference venues available across the country.

Major milestones for Air New Zealand’s mobile app

Air New Zealand’s mobile app is proving a hit with customers, clocking up its one millionth user download this week.

TIA launches domestic market digital tool

Tourism operators and organisations will be able to identify the best domestic travellers to target for their business following the launch of a free online tool.
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