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International Mountain Day: NZ's must-see mountains

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 12:49 pm | Tourism New Zealand

The first International Mountain Day was celebrated worldwide on 11 December 2003. Every year, Mountain Day creates awareness of the importance of mountains to life and pays tribute to their incredible natural formations. More >>

New Zealand's top 10 Instagram spots in 2016

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 12:47 pm | Tourism New Zealand

Instagram have released New Zealand's top ten spots to snap a 'gram. The top spots are based on the number of images geo-tagged to specific locations and compared to 2015's list there are some new and some classic additions. More >>

Tekapo's Earth and Sky plans new astronomy centre

Friday, 11 November 2016, 12:50 pm | Tourism New Zealand

New Zealand's world-class astro-tourism product has announced plans to build a new International Astronomy Centre. More >>

Bollywood star’s return set to inspire more Indian visitors

Friday, 28 October 2016, 9:38 am | Tourism New Zealand

Sidharth Malhotra, Tourism New Zealand’s hugely popular tourism ambassador to India is returning to New Zealand to experience more of his favourite country and people. More >>

Regions benefit as tourism confirmed as NZ’s top export

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 12:29 pm | Tourism New Zealand

Phenomenal growth has seen tourism become New Zealand’s top export earner. Annual data released today shows international tourism has pumped $14.5 billion into the economy and directly employed over 188,000 people for the year ending March 2016. ... More >>

Taranaki ranks #2 in Lonely Planet's Top 10 Regions 2017

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 9:15 am | Tourism New Zealand

Taranaki – a fertile volcanic region on the North Island’s western extremity – has just been hailed as a rising international destination for 2017 by Lonely Planet. More >>

Winter warmed by highest holiday visitors on record

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 3:49 pm | Tourism New Zealand

New Zealand’s winter offering attracted record numbers of international holidaymakers. Tourism New Zealand welcomes today’s latest arrivals data which shows further growth in visitor numbers and heralds a promising start to the financial year. Nearly 317,000 ... More >>

Tourism spend and arrivals continue upward surge

Friday, 19 August 2016, 2:28 pm | Tourism New Zealand

Tourism New Zealand says a continued growth in international holiday arrivals and an 18 percent increase in spending for the autumn quarter is more great news for the New Zealand economy. More >>

Tourism flying high with Disney’s Pete’s Dragon

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 3:13 pm | Tourism New Zealand

Tourism New Zealand has secured exclusive cast interviews and video content to showcase New Zealand internationally as the home of the new Disney movie Pete’s Dragon . More >>

Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive Resigns

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 12:39 pm | Tourism New Zealand

Tourism New Zealand Chair Kerry Prendergast has today confirmed the resignation of Chief Executive Kevin Bowler after almost seven years leading the Crown Entity. Kevin leaves on 28 October 2016 to join Frucor Beverages Limited as its New Zealand CEO. ... More >>

Growth in autumn visitor arrivals

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 12:37 pm | Tourism New Zealand

International tourism’s steady rise has continued through the month of May with figures released today showing year-end international visitor growth of 10.6 per cent compared to the previous 12 months. More >>

Rotorua set to welcome 2000 conference delegates

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 9:08 am | Tourism New Zealand

Rotorua has won the bid to host the world health promotion conference of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) in 2019, thanks to the combined efforts of Tourism New Zealand, Destination Rotorua and the Health Promotion Forum ... More >>

International tourism spend surpasses $10 billion

Friday, 20 May 2016, 1:13 pm | Tourism New Zealand

Value and volume in the tourism sector continues to rise with new data sets showing yet more international visitors came this April than last and each of those visitors is spending more while here. More >>

New flights and funding to grow US and India markets

Friday, 13 May 2016, 12:04 pm | Tourism New Zealand

Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive Kevin Bowler has welcomed the Government’s increased investment for tourism and its recognition of the tourism sector as a driver of economic growth. More >>

Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand sign MoU

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 11:54 am | Tourism New Zealand

Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand have today announced a marketing partnership worth more than $20 million over the coming financial year to promote New Zealand to new and existing international markets and collaboratively grow the value on in-bound ... More >>

Incentive business worth $50m secured by tourism partners

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 8:46 pm | Tourism New Zealand

A unique approach to hosting large incentive groups has seen Tourism New Zealand and its partners secure incentive business from China worth at least $50 million dollars. More >>

Autumn arrivals off to a flying start

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 1:32 pm | Tourism New Zealand

International holiday arrivals for the month of March show a solid start to the autumn shoulder up 26.3 per cent on the same month last year, meaning an additional 38,000 visitors. More >>

Tourism NZ, Christchurch Airport commit $6m to joint venture

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 12:32 pm | Tourism New Zealand

Tourism New Zealand and Christchurch Airport (CIAL) have today signed a new MOU committing $6 million to jointly promote New Zealand through Christchurch Airport. More >>

Chinese New Year bigger and better than ever before

Monday, 21 March 2016, 1:05 pm | Tourism New Zealand

This year’s Chinese New Year has resulted in a record number of Chinese visitor arrivals, up 15.2 per cent on the same holiday period last year - making it New Zealand’s biggest Chinese New Year to date. More >>

Weta Workshop listed in world's top 10 film studio tours

Monday, 7 March 2016, 12:39 pm | Tourism New Zealand

March 2016 British newspaper The Guardian has ranked Weta Workshop’s guided studio tours alongside Warner Brothers Studios in Hollywood and Leavesden studios near London. Read more More >>



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