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Saturday , May 27 2017

Events

Hospitality NZ Conference another success in Auckland

Hospitality NZ Conference 2016 was held in mid-October with more than 300 delegates attending. The conference and trade show was held at Auckland’s SkyCity Convention Centre with delegates from all over New Zealand. They came from a wide range of hospitality venues including restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, taverns, retail liquor, casinos and a wide range of short and long term …

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Conference bids result in twin win for Christchurch

Two new international conference wins will bring 900 biology and engineering experts and an estimated economic benefit of over $1.9 million to New Zealand. Christchurch will host the both the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) International Biology Symposium in 2021 and the International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) Congress in September 2020. The events, to be held …

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Cycle trail a $37m boost for regions

More than a million people used New Zealand’s Great Rides last year, generating around $37.4 million in economic benefits for local communities, according to a new report. The evaluation of the Great Rides of Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail, includes an independent cost benefit analysis showing that for every dollar attributable to construction and maintenance of the trails, …

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Golf world still talking about 2016 New Zealand Open

This year’s New Zealand Open is over but Tourism New Zealand says the golfing event is still delivering significant profile gains with international media continuing to publish articles about their time in New Zealand. The 2016 Open was held in Queenstown at The Hills and Millbrook in March. The event had the largest broadcast scope ever, with 25.8 million households …

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Ramada presence in Queenstown welcomed at official opening

Queenstown’s newest hotel, Ramada Hotels & Suites Queenstown Remarkables Park, has been officially opened with a celebration attended by the companies behind the development and local political leaders. With an influx of overseas tourists spending $1.18 billion locally in the year to March 2015 – second only to Auckland – the need for hotel rooms in Queenstown to keep up …

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Diverse New Zealand regions on show at 9th Annual PCOA Conference

New Zealand will be in the spotlight at the ninth Annual Professional Conference Organisers (PCOA) conference and exhibition in Brisbane this November with new exhibitors, speakers and hospitality. Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) and Tourism New Zealand will be joined by 15 exhibitors on the 100% Pure New Zealand stand. CINZ Australia manager Sharon Auld said they will be …

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New tourism award – Kiwis can vote and win

A ‘People’s Choice Award’ gives New Zealanders the opportunity to vote for their favourite New Zealand tourism experience and go in the draw to win an excellent holiday prize. Ranging from glowworm caves to ski field operators, the 14 finalists in the ‘People’s Choice Award’ compose a brand new part of the New Zealand Tourism Awards 2016. Everyone who votes …

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Inbound Trade-RTONZ 2017 dates announced

The annual Regional Tourism Organisations – Inbound Trade Event has been confirmed for April 4 and 5, 2017 at the Heritage Hotel, Auckland. The annual event is managed by the Regional Tourism Organisations of New Zealand (RTONZ). It provides a forum for industry professionals from the inbound sector to be updated on the latest product information from New Zealand’s regions. …

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Two South Pacific resorts celebrate recovery from cyclones

One of the jewels in the crown of Outrigger Enterprises Group, Castaway will be celebrating throughout the month of November to mark a half century of delivering an authentic Fijian holiday experience. There will be celebratory cocktails and cultural events, plus all guests will receive a commemorative Castaway sarong or sulu and be invited to take part in the many …

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Sofitel Wellington officially opened

Sofitel Wellington is now officially open for business, the first new luxury in the capital in more than 15 years. Prime Minister John Key joined local owners and developers C.P. Group, chief operating officer AccorHotels Pacific, Simon McGrath, AccorHotels senior vice president New Zealand, Fiji and French Polynesia, Chris Sedgwick and over 70 invited guests from the travel and tourism …

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