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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 >>

Queenstown Launches Home Of Adventure Brand With New Domestic Campaign

Monday, 19 October 2020, 12:16 pm | Destination Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand (19 October 2020) Destination Queenstown is today launching its latest domestic campaign, unveiling the region’s Home of Adventure brand and giving Kiwis plenty of reasons to visit during the long days of spring and summer. ... More >>

Skiers In Queenstown Take First Laps As Winter Kicks Into Gear

Friday, 26 June 2020, 4:52 pm | Destination Queenstown

Queenstown’s ski season kicked off today, as the lifts at Coronet Peak and Cardrona Alpine Resort started turning first thing. “Queenstown is made for winter and we are ready to warmly welcome New Zealanders to experience it with us, whether they’re ... More >>

Queenstown Covered In First Major Snowfall For 2020

Monday, 8 June 2020, 4:24 pm | Destination Queenstown

Coronet Peak First Snow, captured by Paul Jones Snow over the weekend has blanketed Queenstown's mountains, heralding Queenstown’s transformation for the winter season. The Southern Lakes ski areas are all set to open this season with Coronet Peak and ... More >>

Queenstown: Come To Me This Winter

Monday, 1 June 2020, 4:36 pm | Destination Queenstown

A new campaign enticing Kiwis to Queenstown this winter kicked off this weekend. The campaign will showcase the amazing activities that make Queenstown a winter favourite, using an inspirational new winter video, showing on prime time television placements ... More >>

Survey Shows Queenstown Is Open For Business

Friday, 29 May 2020, 12:37 pm | Destination Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand (29 May 2020) – A survey of local tourism businesses recently undertaken by Destination Queenstown shows that 96% of respondents will be open under level 2 for the winter season. The regional tourism organisation surveyed its membership ... More >>

New DQ Campaign To Support Queenstown Recovery

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 9:49 am | Destination Queenstown

Destination Queenstown’s program of marketing activity to support tourism, share the message that Queenstown is open for business, and invite Kiwi visitors back to the resort town, is well underway. With confirmation that Queenstown’s ski fields ... More >>

Queenstown Excited To Welcome Visitors Again

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 8:05 am | Destination Queenstown

The announcement yesterday that NZ will move to Alert Level 2 on Thursday has been met with delight in Queenstown, with operators in the Southern Hemisphere’s premier holiday destination excited to welcome visitors again and get back to business. Regional ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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