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Monday , July 24 2017

Industry

Winter Accom Management Guide chock-full of useful info

The winter edition of Accom Management Guide (NZ) contains a cornucopia of information regarding the accommodation industry in New Zealand and worldwide. Local Profiles include: the opening of Ramada Hotel & Suites Remarkables Park Queenstown – the first new hotel for five years in the booming South Island ski tourist and ski resort; an interview with Meripa Hudson, the winner …

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Sofitels celebrate several awards for luxury

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour and Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa are celebrating several prestigious award wins this winter in celebration of the spa, restaurant and overall hotel culture and experiences both properties extend to guests who stay and play in the luxury market. Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour’s So Spa was announced Best Emerging Spa for Australia & Oceania at the …

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Positive promotional boost for more arrivals from Indonesia

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key gave New Zealand tourism a promotional boost in Indonesia in July, launching the latest 100% Pure New Zealand campaign at a formal lunch in Jakarta. About 47 journalists and chief editors from 40 Indonesian media outlets, including two broadcast organisations, attended the lunch and launch function. Tourism New Zealand says “the resulting …

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Young TEC wins PATA Education & Training Award 2016

Disbelief and then great excitement was how Lesley Immink, CEO Tourism Export Council, described Young TEC winning the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) international award for Education and Training 2016. “This is absolutely the best news. We know Young TEC is hugely successful here in New Zealand so to have Young TEC recognised by an international team of expert judges …

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Hollywood filmmaker’s TNZ campaign draws international attention

Tourism New Zealand’s new global campaign featuring Oscar winning filmmaker James Cameron is making news around the world, providing yet more inspiration for people to visit New Zealand. The story about Hollywood’s highest earner providing a glimpse of the country he loves in a stunning video has attracted worldwide attention. Britain’s Telegraph carries the story and includes a list of …

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Research reveals Chinese traveller wish-lists and changing behaviours

The fifth annual Chinese International Travel Monitor released by Hotels.com has revealed Chinese travellers continue to take the world by storm, with 92 percent planning to increase or maintain spending on travel in the next 12 months. Chinese millennials, predicted by Hotels.com to become one of the travel industry’s fastest-growing markets, are also planning to spend over a quarter of …

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Air New Zealand wins again at Skytrax World Airline Awards

Air New Zealand has taken out World’s Best Premium Economy Class and World’s Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards held at the Farnborough Air Show in early July. Air New Zealand general manager customer experience Carrie Hurihanganui said the awards recognise the hard work the airline puts into delivering a world-class experience to …

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Wyndham Garden brand debuts in New Zealand

New Zealand’s first Wyndham Garden hotel

Reinforcing its commitment to expanding its presence in New Zealand, Wyndham Hotel Group has announced the introduction of the upper-midscale Wyndham Garden brand to the country. New Zealand’s first Wyndham Garden hotel, scheduled to open in early 2018, will be an 86-room property in Auckland’s CBD and will offer a mix of studio rooms and one, two and three-bedroom apartments. …

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Premium tourism sector continues to grow

Tourism New Zealand says the latest annual international visitor revenue figures from the 29 members of the Luxury Lodges of New Zealand confirm the sector continuing to grow, reporting an increase of 20.3 per cent in revenue for the summer October 2015 – March 2016 period compared to the same period in 2014-2015. Full year results are also up, with …

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Campaign launched to help preserve Cook Islands paradise

Research conducted by Te Ipukarea Society has found that many visitors are aware of the impacts of tourism on the environment, and are actually looking for opportunities to help offset these impacts. This has led to the development of the Mana Tiaki Protect a Little Paradise program. In Cook Islands Maori, “Mana Tiaki” means the authority of a caretaker or …

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