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Monday , July 24 2017


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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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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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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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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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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Hospitality NZ reveals 2016 list of finalists

Hospitality NZ has announced the list of finalists in this year’s awards for excellence. There is a total of 16 award categories, including four accommodation category awards. They include: Accommodation Host of the Year Sport of Kings Motel, Rotorua The St James, Hanmer Springs Waipoua Lodge, Waipoua, Far North Best Accommodation 30 rooms and under Argent Motor Lodge, Hamilton Mangapapa …

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Hot pools to hobbits – Tourism Awards finalists named

From hot pools to hobbits and hotels, the finalists in the 2016 New Zealand Tourism Awards are a shining example of why this industry is enjoying record growth. The 28 finalists will compete for awards in two individual categories and eight business categories, said Chris Roberts, chief executive of Tourism Industry Aotearoa, which runs the annual awards program. “New Zealand’s …

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New products ‘Are Go’ at TRENZ 2016

Interactive experiences unveiled at Trenz 2016

A Thunderbirds Are Go interactive experience, the longest rail bike adventure in the world and cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs are among the new tourism products that will be on show at TRENZ 2016. TRENZ is the New Zealand tourism industry’s premier international trade show. More than 350 international travel and tourism buyers will attend this year’s event in Rotorua, …

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