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Queenstown Open And Ready To Welcome Visitors

Saturday, 23 September 2023, 1:51 pm | Destination Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand (23 September 2023) - Queenstown is open, accessible and ready to welcome school holiday visitors following 24 hours of adverse weather in the region. High rainfall had impacted a localised area of the CBD Thursday night ... More >>

Destination Queenstown Chief Executive Mat Woods Appointed To Regional Tourism NZ Board

Wednesday, 12 July 2023, 10:35 am | Destination Queenstown

  Queenstown, New Zealand (12 July 2023) Destination Queenstown chief executive Mat Woods has been appointed to the Board of Regional Tourism New Zealand (RTNZ). Mat will join the RTNZ Board effective immediately and joins five other regional ... More >>

Queenstown And Wānaka Join Forces To Establish A Fund For The Greater Good Of The Environment

Tuesday, 4 April 2023, 5:15 am | Destination Queenstown

The Queenstown Lakes region is taking action to what is shaping up to be the greatest challenge and opportunity of our time and is now inviting visitors and businesses to support the district’s ambitious goal of a regenerative, carbon zero future. ... More >>

Queenstown Officially Ranked One Of The Most Loved Destinations In The World

Wednesday, 1 February 2023, 1:56 pm | Destination Queenstown

Queenstown has been ranked 25th of the 100 most loved destinations in the world by the Tourism Sentiment Index, which measures online content and conversations about thousands of global destinations. Queenstown is the only New Zealand destination ... More >>

Queenstown Lakes Announces Intention To Be First Carbon Zero Tourism Destination In The World

Thursday, 24 November 2022, 5:37 am | Destination Queenstown

Wednesday 23 November 2022 (Queenstown, NZ) Joint media release from Destination Queenstown, Lake Wānaka Tourism and Queenstown Lakes District Council. The earth race starts today in the Queenstown Lakes, with the announcement by Mayor Glyn Lewers, ... More >>

Visitor Spending Strong In Queenstown This Winter

Friday, 23 September 2022, 11:44 am | Destination Queenstown

Destination Queenstown (DQ) has released its 2022 winter findings from its visitor insights which show that whilst visitor numbers are still behind pre-COVID levels, the total visitor expenditure for the months of June, July and August was up 20% ... More >>

Queenstown Expecting An Epic Ski Season After Biggest Snowfall In Years

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 6:22 pm | Destination Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand (14 June 2022) - Queenstown received its biggest snowfall in years over the weekend, with the mountains surrounding the alpine town blanketed in over 1.5m of snow in places. The snowfall indicates an epic ski season ahead and ... More >>

Destination Queenstown Appoints New Chief Executive

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 9:13 am | Destination Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand (19 May 2022) – The Board of Destination Queenstown (DQ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mat Woods to the position of Chief Executive. Mr Woods brings extensive experience across senior tourism, retail and sales roles ... More >>

Recipients Announced For The Third And Final Round Of The Southern Lakes Regional Events Fund

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 2:16 pm | Destination Queenstown

28 April 2022 (Queenstown, NZ) – The Southern Lakes Events Investment Panel has announced the successful recipients of the third and final round of the Southern Lakes Regional Events Fund (REF). Funding for this final round was granted to 26 ... More >>

Destination Queenstown Launches Our People, Our Home - A Video Series Celebrating The People Within The Visitor Industry

Thursday, 17 February 2022, 3:08 pm | Destination Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand (17 February 2022) – Destination Queenstown has launched a series of videos which celebrate Queenstown’s people, place, and community spirit called Our People, Our Home . The ten-part series introduces New Zealanders to some ... More >>

Destination Queenstown Chief Executive Resigns

Friday, 11 February 2022, 1:13 pm | Destination Queenstown

Destination Queenstown chief executive Paul Abbot will be stepping down from his position from March 2022 due to the ongoing uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and border restrictions between NZ & Australia. Mr Abbot was appointed to ... More >>

Queenstown Top Rated In TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Best Of The Best Awards

Friday, 21 January 2022, 12:56 pm | Destination Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand (21 January 2022) – Queenstown has received two accolades at the annual TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards. The town was voted the number one destination for the South Pacific and the fifth best destination ... More >>

Applications Open For Final Round Of Southern Lakes Regional Events Fund

Monday, 17 January 2022, 1:13 pm | Destination Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand (17 January 2022) – Applications for the third and final round of the Southern Lakes Regional Events Fund are now open. Applicants have until the 11 February 2022 to submit their application, which will consider events held ... More >>

More Clarity On International Borders Needed For Tourism Businesses

Monday, 13 December 2021, 2:45 pm | Destination Queenstown

 Following comments from Tourism Minister Nash last week regarding international borders potentially not reopening until late 2022, Destination Queenstown is concerned more clarity is needed for the tourism industry to prepare, recruit staff, and guide ... More >>

Crankworx Showcases Queenstown’s Epic Mountain Biking To The World

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 1:39 pm | Destination Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand (Wednesday 8 December 2021) – Queenstown welcomed the Crankworx Summer Series, a multi-stop mountain biking festival, for the first time over the weekend and Destination Queenstown (DQ) is delighted with the results. The ... More >>

Destination Queenstown Urges Government To Reconsider Self-isolation Conditions

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 2:38 pm | Destination Queenstown

Destination Queenstown is pleased the Government has provided the business community with some much-needed certainty around reconnecting New Zealand with the rest of the world, however the wait may be too long to save some local operators. Destination ... More >>

Queenstown rates highly with Kiwi visitors despite a challenging 2020-21

Thursday, 2 September 2021, 1:30 pm | Destination Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand (Thursday 2 September 2021) – Destination Queenstown (DQ) has released findings from its visitor insights research and despite one of the toughest years on record for local tourism operators, Kiwi visitors have rated their holiday ... More >>

Final Line-up Announced For Welcome To Winter Festival And Tickets Now On Sale

Friday, 21 May 2021, 12:28 pm | Destination Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand (21 May 2021) – The final line-up for the Welcome to Winter festival is been released with tickets now on sale for ticketed events. From 2-4 July, the Queenstown festival will feature an action packed three days of events ... More >>

Destination Queenstown Chief Executive Appointed

Monday, 8 March 2021, 2:31 pm | Destination Queenstown

Destination Queenstown is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Abbot to the position of Chief Executive. Mr Abbot, who has extensive experience in senior tourism and marketing positions, both overseas and in New Zealand, will commence ... More >>

Queenstown A Big Winner At The 2020 World Travel Awards

Friday, 13 November 2020, 10:00 am | Destination Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand (13 November 2020) Queenstown has scored significant wins at the 27th Annual World Travel Awards, winning three of the major awards in the Oceania section and four out of eight titles in the New Zealand section. Queenstown ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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