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New Zealand achieves unprecedented profile in Chinese reality TV show

Tuesday, October 21st, 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 Zealand. Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand pitched for the rights to host the production in September, with New Zealand becoming the first international [...]

Air Force Museum Venue Becomes Champion Canterbury Business Awards Finalist

Friday, August 8th, 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, award-winning miliraty museum and tourism attraction and Christchurch’s venue management organisation was designed to rejuvenate the business tourism and hospitality sector. The 1500sqm of new [...]

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

Thursday, July 17th, 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) Grand Award, Marketing. “As an international marketing body it is incredibly encouraging to receive acknowledgement of our campaign activity from fellow international tourism bodies and [...]

Qualmark confirms star ratings partnership with TripAdvisor

Tuesday, June 17th, 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 a Qualmark star rating will have this automatically displayed alongside their TripAdvisor traveller rating. Tim Keeling, General Manager Qualmark New Zealand says the partnership between [...]

International tourism buyers prepare for TRENZ 2014 next month

Wednesday, April 23rd, 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 Zealand’s 24 billion dollar tourism industry, which showcases the new and exciting tourism products that New Zealand has to offer consumers in its home markets. [...]

UK Air Passenger Duty reduction a boost for NZ tourism

Thursday, March 20th, 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 that tax on long-haul flights to New Zealand would be cut, effective from the 1st of April 2015. This will result in a £26 (NZ$50 [...]

Come on a second Great Adventure

Thursday, March 6th, 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 success of last year’s inaugural Great Adventure, planning is well underway for this industry event that brings together operators and others from around the adventure [...]

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

Tuesday, February 25th, 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 the mountain and trail improvements. The second stage concrete pour for the lift foundations was completed by helicopter on Monday in near perfect flying conditions, [...]

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers wins major golf travel award

Thursday, November 21st, 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 at the 2013 International Golf Travel Market(IGTM).The IAGTO Golf Travel Awards are the official annual awards of the golf tourism industry. The coveted “Golf Resort [...]

Queenstown’s iconic Kawarau River Station on the market

Tuesday, November 12th, 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 second time in its history. The rugged high country station, which is located at the foot of The Remarkables mountain range on the Kawarau River, is [...]


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