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  • Designer tours for off-peak allure
    A New Zealand tourism operator has created designer itineraries to entice more Chinese visitors in off-peak seasons.Explore Group believes the packages will encourage more Chinese and Asian tourists into areas such as Northland,...
    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Queenstown jetboat stoush back to court
    A long-running legal battle between rival Queenstown jet-boat companies has gone another round in court.In a three-day High Court hearing in Queenstown that ended on Wednesday, the company behind KJet appealed an Environment Court...
    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:01:07 +1200

  • Tourism Holdings boosts profit
    Tourism Holdings, the campervan rental company, has boosted annual profit 81 per cent, slightly ahead of guidance, after strengthening its balance sheet and improving margins.Profit rose to $20.1 million in the year ended June 30,...
    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:00:00 +1200

Destination New Zealand
  • Fiordland: The Sounds of nature
    It's no wonder Captain Cook thought Fiordland's Dusky Sound would be an excellent place for a harbour town. He must have been enchanted by the sheer beauty around him.He certainly liked the place he called "Dusky Bay" enough to...
    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 06:00:00 +1200

  • Paul Rush: Opening the access road
    Recently I took a journey through the primal forests of the Hollyford Valley, jet-boating on mist-shrouded Lake McKerrow, trekking to Martins Bay and gaining an intimate experience of the wonders of Fiordland. This guided tour is...
    Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • The best things to do in the new Jetstar cities
    Palmerston North Rugby Museum Perhaps Palmy's best tourist attraction, the New Zealand Rugby museum contains a huge collection of rugby paraphernalia - including a 1905 All Blacks jersey, the whistle used to start the first g...
    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:37:32 +1200

  • Kia ora: Te Anau
    Origin of name: Te = the, ana = cave; au = swirling, in reference to an underground torrent that ran through a cave. Population: 1,911. Town slogan: Gateway to Fiordland , and Walking Capital o
    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:30:00 +1200

Business travel
  • Travel talks: Gai Tyrrell - Hawaiian Airlines regional director for Australia and NZ
    Melbourne-born Gai Tyrrell always wanted to get into the travel industry after leaving school. She is Hawaiian Airlines' regional director for Australia and New Zealand and has more than 20 years of airline and travel industry experience....
    Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Flight check: Auckland to Sydney on Qantas
    The plane: A hardworking Boeing 737-800, one of the more fuel-efficient short-haul aircraft in the trade. Class: Business. I'm seated in 1A. Flight time: We push back right on the whistle and shave abou
    Thu, 20 Aug 2015 09:30:00 +1200

  • Yuan fall no cause for panic
    An expert in the Chinese travel market says the devaluation of the yuan will have a mixed impact on the China visitor market but is advising New Zealand operators not to panic.China is New Zealand's second-largest visitor market...
    Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:00:00 +1200

NZI Business National Confrence Discussed
The prospect of a new government backed national convention centre is likely to be the key…
Tue, Jun 22 2010 07:30:00 +1200