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Thursday , March 30 2017

Industry

New luxury Queenstown accom to launch this summer

Queenstown-based accommodation and concierge company MajorDomo is introducing an exclusive-use hosted experience at the Mahu Whenua Ridgeline Homestead & Eco Sanctuary to the luxury international tourism market. It will feature rustic yet stylish accommodation sleeping up to 12 guests and an array of private guided and hosted experiences at Mahu Whenua – over 550 square km (200 square miles) of …

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New seller packages for TRENZ 2017

New Zealand tourism operators wanting to sell their product internationally are invited to apply for TRENZ 2017, taking place in Auckland, 9-12 May. TRENZ is New Zealand’s annual business-to-business travel and trade event. Over four days of appointments, activities and networking functions, more than 250 New Zealand tourism businesses (Sellers) gather to showcase their products and services to more than …

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Two Queenstown hotels crowned at World Luxury Hotel Awards

Eichardt’s Private Hotel and The Spire Hotel (both falling under The Imperium Collection’s banner of luxury hospitality offerings in Queenstown) snatched up two new titles at the 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards held in Qatar last week. Eichardt’s Private Hotel was crowned New Zealand’s Best Luxury Suite Hotel and The Spire Hotel was named New Zealand’s Best Luxury Romantic Hotel. …

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Heritage Christchurch wins world luxury hotel award

Heritage Christchurch has been announced a winner in the World Luxury Hotel Awards in the Luxury Historical Hotel category. Heritage Christchurch won the award in the Regional section – Christchurch, New Zealand in these awards, and the ceremony took place in Qatar Saturday night, October 29. “It’s an amazing achievement for our hotel to have received this international recognition. We …

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Motel sector insights from latest accomnews stats

Rachael Shadbolt, GM at AccommodationNZ, discusses brand new accomnews survey results; 78% of all respondents were members of AccommodationNZ and 74% were motel operators. As such, the survey has provided some important data for a sub section of the wider commercial accommodation sector where previously there was little available. Some insights from this data that we noted are: Over 65% of respondents have …

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Expedia rep tells customer “F**k you!” in shocking reports

Teacher and mother Cara Viramontes shared screenshots with CBSLA of an email she received from Expedia with the words “F**k you!” and a notification her $600 trip had been cancelled. The email was allegedly sent after she had filled in a customer service survey with an unfavourable employee review. “I was honest,” she told the local news site. “I said: ‘You know what, …

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China’s Golden Week was gold for New Zealand

The tills were ringing and China’s state-backed China Travel Academy reported New Zealand experienced a 60% year-on-year increase of Chinese tourists during the first week of October, known in China as ‘Golden Week’. This month will end when a large group of affluent Chinese travel here for the inaugural New Zealand Tourism Investment Summit to be held 31 October in …

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Skills shortage to worsen for tourism sector

The government’s immigration changes have made it harder for hotels, restaurants and cafes around New Zealand to maintain a quality customer experience, warns the tourism industry. Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) chief executive Chris Roberts says raising the points threshold for the skilled migrant category from 140 to 160 is making existing skills shortages worse. “It is disappointing the Government went ahead …

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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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