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Tag Archives: Auckland

Mercure Auckland rebrands to ‘Grand’

AccorHotels New Zealand has announced that Mercure Auckland will rebrand to the 'Grand Mercure Auckland' from June 1, following an extensive NZ$22 million refurbishment, the second Grand Mercure announced this month for the region.

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Targeted rate review: unfair and confusing

Auckland mayor Phil Goff’s revision of the proposed Auckland targeted rate on commercial accommodation providers is confusing and even more unfair than the original proposal, Rachael Shadbolt, GM Accommodation for Hospitality New Zealand says. “The revised proposal now offers a confusing, tired rates system by location within Auckland or by accommodation type. “Hotels and motels remain in the revised proposal …

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Off-peak domestic travel push vital for tourism

In 2016, New Zealand residents made 2.6 million short-term trips overseas – double the number in 2000, but less than a tenth of the number of overnight trips residents made within NZ. Inbound visitors spent $14.5 billion in 2016 however Kiwis travelling around Aotearoa spent about 40 percent more during the same period, at $20.2 billion. Competitive airfares, new tourism …

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Meet New Zealand in one day at CINZ MEETINGS

Auckland is the host city for CINZ MEETINGS 2017, at ASB Showgrounds.

CINZ MEETINGS 2017 is the opportunity for event organisers to plan their next year in a day, and to meet all New Zealand under one roof. Registrations are now open for day buyers looking for ideas for their next meeting, conference, incentive travel, or business event. “We are inviting everyone responsible for meetings and events, and who want to make …

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Targeted rates would damage events sector: CINZ

CINZ Meetings 2017 web

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) is adding its voice in opposition to Auckland’s proposed targeted rate hike for commercial accommodation providers. CINZ Chief Executive Sue Sullivan says it is vital the business events sector of the visitor industry is represented in this discussion. “Auckland Council’s targeted rate proposal would create long-term damage to the city’s high-yield and growing business …

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