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Chinese luxury travellers increasingly looking for customised travel

28 July 2017

Specific, tailor-made itineraries are rapidly gaining traction among China’s luxury travellers, with the demography becoming better travelled, more globally-oriented, and more plugged-in to the gamut of products available and motivated…

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Tourism in New Zealand unaffected by Kaikoura’s November 2016 earthquake.

04 July 2017

Kaikoura is open for business, including the world-renowned Whale Watch, eco-tourism/wildlife attractions, shops, and accommodation. Key points: Kaikoura is a small community approximately 2 ½ hours’ drive north of Christchurch…

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New Zealand Tourism Infrastructure to Receive $178m Boost

04 July 2017

New Zealand's Tourism Minister Paula Bennett recently announced a new $102m Tourism Infrastructure Fund, launched alongside $76m in new funding for the Department of Conservation (DOC). Speaking from this year’s…

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New Alpine Pacific Touring Route Showcases Kaikoura & North Canterbury

04 July 2017

Tourists wanting to explore New Zealand’s northern Canterbury region are being encouraged to set aside some time on their New Zealand journey to leisurely explore the new Alpine Pacific Touring…

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International Tour Escorts No Longer Need NZ Work Visas

03 July 2017

Immigration New Zealand has recently scrapped the work visa requirement for international tour escorts. The changes, which were effective from late May, mean that tour escorts will be able to…

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New Zealand achieves unprecedented profile in Chinese reality TV show

21 October 2014

More than 400 million viewers across China have been glued to season two of Chinese reality show Dad, where are we going?, which featured 217 minutes of celebrities travelling around New…

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Air Force Museum Venue Becomes Champion Canterbury Business Awards Finalist

08 August 2014

The New Zealand Air Force Museum, together with its partner Vbase, has been recognised as a Tourism/Hospitality Finalist in the 2014 Champion Canterbury Business Awards. The partnership between the popular,…

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100% Middle-earth, 100% Pure New Zealand wins prestigious PATA Gold Award 2014

17 July 2014

Tourism New Zealand’s” 100% Middle-earth, 100% Pure New Zealand” campaign has been recognised on the world stage again, with its latest win being the prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)…

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Qualmark confirms star ratings partnership with TripAdvisor

17 June 2014

Finding quality accommodation will soon be even easier for travellers thanks to a new industry partnership between Qualmark and TripAdvisor. Beginning in June 2014, any New Zealand accommodation provider with…

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International tourism buyers prepare for TRENZ 2014 next month

23 April 2014

Nearly 300 tourism and travel buyers from around the world are set to converge on Auckland next month to attend TRENZ 2014 the largest annual international trade show of New…

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UK Air Passenger Duty reduction a boost for NZ tourism

20 March 2014

The tourism industry is welcoming the UK government’s recent decision to cut Air Passenger Duty (APD) on long-haul flights. In the UK Budget delivered last night, Chancellor George Osborne announced…

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Come on a second Great Adventure

06 March 2014

Calling adventure and outdoor tourism operators: you’re all invited to attend the Tourism Industry Association’s The Great Adventure 2014, set to be held in Wellington on 19-20 June. Following the…

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Work on Triple Chair plus terrain improvements promises exciting winter for Mt Hutt

25 February 2014

Canterbury’s Mt Hutt ski area is on track for another exciting winter thanks to the re-instatement of a new-look Triple Chair, the introduction of a new terrain park further up…

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The Farm at Cape Kidnappers wins major golf travel award

21 November 2013

Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) has this week congratulated The Farm at Cape Kidnappers on its win of the prestigious “Golf Resort of the Year - Rest of the World” award…

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Queenstown’s iconic Kawarau River Station on the market

12 November 2013

An iconic piece of Queenstown real estate is for sale with Kawarau River Station, one of Queenstown’s most significant freehold land blocks, placed on the open market for only the…

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Strong visitor arrivals delivered through spring

21 October 2013

The tourism industry is gearing up for what looks to be a strong summer season ahead, with international arrivals statistics released today showing strong visitor numbers were maintained throughout spring.…

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