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Friday , March 31 2017


News from Sofitel Hotels & Resorts French Polynesia

Three of AccorHotels’ luxurious Sofitel Resorts in French Polynesia have launched a tantalising array of new food and beverage offerings, in-room amenities and spa experiences for stays from 1 April 2017 (booking period open now), providing travellers to the Islands of Tahiti with even more value and luxury. Sofitel Moorea la Ora Beach Resort, Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island and …

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Air New Zealand Australasia’s leading airline again

Travel and tourism professionals around the world have voted Air New Zealand as Australasia’s Leading Airline for the eighth year in a row as part of the prestigious World Travel Awards presented in Danang, Vietnam. Air New Zealand chief executive officer Christopher Luxon said being consistently recognised by the industry as leading the way in Australasia is hugely gratifying, but …

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Online travel agent campaign a boon for shoulder season

Tourism New Zealand has tested new ground with a shoulder season online campaign in the North American market. In a bid to continue encouraging travellers to visit New Zealand in the shoulder seasons, Tourism New Zealand partnered with online travel sellers Expedia and Travelzoo to establish digital sales platforms for the New Zealand shoulder season. A series of travel deals …

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February guest nights rise

National guest nights for February 2016 were seven percent higher than in February 2015. Statistics New Zealand said the extra day for the leap year and warm weather contributed to the rise. “The rise for February follows a record high in January,” business indicators senior manager Neil Kelly said. “Guest nights have been rising for almost two years.” For February …

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Growing domestic travel to support NZ economy

Mountain view across NZ paddock

AA Traveller has launched the Great Spot Specials campaign that offers attractive deals with leading TIA members. The Great Spot Specials website makes it simple for New Zealanders to select a place to visit, an activity to do, work out their travel arrangements and book accommodation. Tourism Industry Association New Zealand executives believe there has never been a better …

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