Sunday, April 22, 2018


NZ Travel Brokers to operate Air NZ Holidays Travel Brokers brand

Air New Zealand has entered into an agreement with NZ Travel Brokers which will take over the license for the Air New Zealand Holidays Travel Brokers brand in New Zealand from 1 July 2018.

Travel rewards for staff a big business opportunity

Increasingly, employers around the globe are offering travel as a reward to motivate staff and recognise performance.

TTF: Time for faster, smarter, better trips across ‘the Ditch’

Tourism & Transport Forum Australia's chief executive Margy Osmond argues it is time to simplify air travel between Australia and New Zealand and improve the experience for travellers.

Mastercard: Bangkok world’s top tourism destination

For the second year in a row, Bangkok is the world's top tourism destination, according to Mastercard.

Are tourists destroying the planet or saving it?

Victoria University's Development Society has teamed up with GOOD Travel to discuss the impact of tourism on World Tourism Day.

Stats NZ: Visitors up for July as trips overseas for Kiwis boom

International visitor arrivals were up 9,100 to 246,900 for July 2017 compared to the same month last year, says Stats NZ.

Record low Emirates airfare to Europe

Early bird season is in full flight with House of Travel releasing return economy airfares to Europe from just $1,499 per person aboard Emirates.

Ahipara’s top man on the A-List

Jean-Michel Jefferson, co-founder of leading destination management company Ahipara Luxury Travel, has just been named on the prestigious US-based Travel + Leisure’s A-List for a remarkable seventh year in a row.

Air NZ to fly almost 60,000 extra seats to Hawaii

Air New Zealand will fly almost 60,000 additional seats between Auckland and Honolulu from April to October next year, an increase of 75 percent compared with this year.PRESS

Air NZ increases capacity on Vancouver route

Air New Zealand is growing its Vancouver-Auckland operation by nearly 20 percent from January – July 2018, providing customers with greater choice and flexibility.

Air NZ Tandem Travel partners with Amex Global Business Travel

Air New Zealand’s travel management company Tandem Travel is American Express Global Business Travel’s (GBT) new territory partner for New Zealand.

Flight Centre buys two NZ travel firms

Australian-listed Flight Centre Travel Group has moved to increase its leisure and corporate travel market-share in New Zealand by buying two companies.

Air NZ gears up for summer with 180K extra seats

Air New Zealand is gearing up for a bumper summer, adding more flights to its domestic schedule to deliver 180,000 extra seats.

Kiwis struggle to leave work at the office

New research commissioned by Choice Hotels Asia-Pacific, one of New Zealand’s largest hotel franchise groups, has revealed Kiwis are failing at the ‘life’ component of work/life balance.

Air NZ’s ‘Whirl-Win’ goes on tour

In celebration of its 11th birthday, Grabaseat's birthday sale today is the site’s biggest ever, with 1,000 domestic fares priced from $1 and special offers to Asia, Australia, the Americas and the Pacific.

Stray’s new appointments

With eyes set firmly on delivering quality customer experiences and unique ‘off the beaten track’ travel, Stray has two new appointments to announce following a recent restructure of its Operations team.

Mastercard: Domestic market increasingly on the move

New Zealanders are increasingly exploring their own country with visiting loved ones the main reason for travelling.

Trans-Tasman travel keeps trade with Australia flying high

Trans-Tasman travel was worth more than $2bn each way, making travel ties with Australia worth more than those with China.

Great Spot campaign to drive more Kiwi trips

AA Traveller is helping regions of New Zealand to put their best foot forward during the off peak tourism season in a bid to encourage more Kiwis to visit.

Emphasis on off-peak domestic travel vital for tourism growth

It’s clear Kiwis like to travel. In 2016 New Zealand residents made 2.6 million short-term trips overseas – double the number made in 2000.

Cheapflights launches ‘EscEscape’

Cheapflights launches ‘EscEscape’ for those get-me-out-of-here moments.

Mass dash to get away this Easter

Almost 250,000 Kiwis are searching for getaways to take advantage of the upcoming Easter and ANZAC Day public holidays.

Generational changes key to tourism success

A new study shows some East-West convergence among Gen Z digital natives and rapid changes of the demographic guard across all generations.

Flight Centre outlines plans to create a new global business

THE Flight Centre Travel Group has outlined plans to create a new global business that will provide in-destination services to travellers.

Retirement and travel are intertwined

The Retirement Lifestyle and Travel Expo, happening over the weekend from 8-9 April, is an event celebrating the products and services available to get the most out of life for Baby Boomers and Retirees.

Skift: Sustainability key to combating overtourism

The tourism industry must take responsibility and see sustainable development as an opportunity, according to Skift.

New Zealand a Qyer Destination of the Year

New Zealand has been named a Destination of the Year by Qyer, a major Chinese free independent traveller online community with 80 million users.

Skift: Which travellers really want to “live like a local”?

Younger tourists are the most open to "living like a local", according to new Skift research that explores the current fashion for going native.

Showcase New Zealand – seeking industry speakers

Travel sellers in the USA love hearing about New Zealand from the source. We are putting together a series of online presentations to North American based agents and sellers on a range of topics and we need industry help to showcase New Zealand.

What can NZ learn from overtourism abroad?

Overtourism and how destinations get smarter about solving it is one of fifteen megatrends predicted to define travel in 2017 according to Skift.

TripAdvisor: Rotorua hotel best reviewed in NZ

Two Rotorua accommodation providers have taken out their categories in the 2017 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.
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