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Sunday , May 28 2017

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Promising new era for Jet Park Hotel, Auckland Airport

After 18 years in operation, additions to Jet Park Hotel, Auckland Airport are proving their worth. In July, Jet Park opened a new 250 person conference centre and a further 60 guest rooms, bringing the 4-star plus hotel’s room capacity to 222. It now features an ultra-modern multi-level conference complex complete with a ballroom, multiple conference rooms, and a fifth …

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Week 4 accomnews survey prize winner announced

Congratulations to Judy Weatherall from Motel Villa Del Rio in Whangarei! Judy has won the fourth and final accomnews survey – an Apple iwatch sport. We would like to thank all the accommodation providers that completed the survey and a big special thanks to Hospitality NZ/Accommodation NZ for supporting and promoting the survey over the past four weeks. Another big …

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Visitor spend in Christchurch bouncing back

Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism says figures for July 2016 by Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment show visitor spend is on the rise. CCT chief executive, Vic Allen says the latest visitor spend survey is good news for the city and signals an excellent first step in recovery. “Christchurch had an incredible July with visitors spending $147m, a growth of …

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Record growth for New Zealand cruise

New Zealand cruise reached a record high last season and the outlook for this booming sector remains strong. More than 254,400 passengers and almost 92,000 crew visited New Zealand during the 2015-2016 cruise season which started in August 2015 and ended in June 2016. They sailed on 35 ships that collectively visited New Zealand 138 times and made 703 port …

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Latest tourism spend data released

The latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) show that most regions had a growth in tourism expenditure over the year to July 2016. The fastest growing region was Nelson, which increased 11 percent over the year to $302 million, followed by Otago (up 11 percent to $3.2 billion) and Auckland (up …

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Week 3 accomnews survey prize winner announced

Congratulations Barbara Moreton from Sherborne Motor Lodge in Christchurch. Barbara has won three nights stay at Surfers Horizons on the Gold Coast. accomnews launched its first ever New Zealand industry-wide survey three weeks ago, and if you own or operate an accommodation property you are free to participate in the quick, three-minute survey. The last enviable prize is an Apple …

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Tourism infrastructure fund to help communities

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is encouraging communities to apply for a new Government tourism infrastructure fund. Applications for the new Regional Mid-sized Tourism Facilities Grant Fund opened in August, with $3 million available this year. TIA chief executive Chris Roberts has been part of a working group that was consulted in setting up the application process and funding criteria for these …

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Netflix to expand hospitality services

Netflix and Enseo signed an agreement expanding the latter company’s rights to distribute the Netflix application on select devices to any hotel under a specific contract with Enseo in any country where the Netflix service is available. “Our partnership with Enseo brings Netflix members a high quality viewing experience on their hotel room TV,” said Paul Perryman, director business development …

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You talking to me? Robert De Niro to oversee new hotel

London’s Westminster City Council has been talking to long-time Hollywood legend and budding hospitality impresario Robert De Niro, who welcomed the approval of his plans for a new luxury hotel in Covent Garden. De Niro will be the joint owner of The Wellington Hotel, with initial planning approval rubber stamped for the creation of his impressive new 83-room luxury boutique …

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International visitor spend up 18 percent for June 2016 year

International visitor spend grew 18 percent to $10.3 billion in the year ended June 2016, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). MBIE manager of Sector Trends Peter Ellis says the continued growth in international visitor spend is great news for the tourism sector. “The latest data shows significant growth …

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