Tourism New Zealand - Latest News [Page 1]

Ruapehu's new Sky Waka opens for mountain high sightseeing

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 2:03 pm | Tourism New Zealand

Mt Ruapehu's new high-speed luxury glass gondolas make a breeze of travelling into the UNESCO Dual World Heritage mountains. More >>

Four stunning New Zealand landscapes to explore via e-bike

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 1:59 pm | Tourism New Zealand

E-bikes have opened doors to wannabe cyclists who want to see more and push less. More >>

Visitors offer Dunedin’s little blue penguins a helping hand

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 1:56 pm | Tourism New Zealand

Conservation and tourism are working hand in hand to protect the korora little blue penguins on the Otago Peninsula in southern New Zealand. More >>

Dark Sky Project launches new astro tourism venture

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 1:55 pm | Tourism New Zealand

Discovering the wonders and beauty of the dark sky is also helping to uncover understanding of ancient Māori culture in New Zealand. More >>

Aotearoa celebrates Matariki with a nationwide feast

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 1:52 pm | Tourism New Zealand

The winter solstice brings with it the rise of Matariki and a new nationwide celebration of food. More >>

Tourism delivers $11.2 billion to communities

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 12:41 pm | Tourism New Zealand

Tourism is the beating heart of New Zealand’s economy with daily spend figures reaching a record high. More >>

Strong growth from China

Friday, 15 March 2019, 11:06 am | Tourism New Zealand

An early Chinese New Year has resulted in strong January holiday visitor arrivals from China, while other key markets follow global trends with an expected slowdown in growth. More >>

New 100% Experience Awards open to celebrate top tourism

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 11:47 am | Tourism New Zealand

The inaugural Qualmark 100% New Zealand Experience Awards have launched with a bang, with more than 80 registrations received from tourism operators across the country in the first two weeks. More >>

Nat Geo moved by “welcoming spirit” of New Zealanders

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 12:55 pm | Tourism New Zealand

A National Geographic writer, photographer and illustrator were moved by the “welcoming spirit”’ of New Zealanders during their recent travels, saying they were deeply affected by their experience and the interactions with New Zealanders. More >>

Wellington becomes the world’s first gamified city

Monday, 4 February 2019, 2:00 pm | Tourism New Zealand

WellTown – Discover Wellington first as a game, then as a place to visit. Credit: WellTown – More >>

Tourism employs 216,000 Kiwis

Friday, 7 December 2018, 12:07 pm | Tourism New Zealand

The Tourism Satellite Account 2018 (TSA) released today by Stats NZ shows tourism directly employs 216,000 Kiwis and contributes $39.1 billion to New Zealand’s economy, an estimated $16.2 billion from international visitors. More >>

Coming Soon: Easy to Use Site for Tourism Data

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 9:35 am | Tourism New Zealand

A new partnership between Tourism New Zealand and Figure.NZ will provide a range of tourism data in one location for the tourism industry and investors to access and use. More >>

Boost for Trans-Tasman business events

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 10:49 am | Tourism New Zealand

New Zealand-based associations and their Australian counterparts are planning more joint conferences following a Tourism New Zealand-led workshop. More >>

The South Island as you’ve never seen it

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 11:55 am | Tourism New Zealand

This month a group of 22 passionate Australasian content creators will tour the South Island armed with the latest GoPro technology to record and share their journeys. The trip is part of Tourism New Zealand’s South Island Journeys campaign aimed ... More >>

Taranaki to Host 2019 I-Site Conference

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 1:53 pm | Tourism New Zealand

Taranaki to Host 2019 I-Site Conference Taranaki has been selected as the host the 2019 i-SITE Conference that will bring over 100 i-SITE owners and staff from across the country to the region for five days. Scheduled for September 2019, the event ... More >>

Tourism New Zealand boosting regions through science

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 11:50 am | Tourism New Zealand

New Zealand has some of the world’s leading scientific minds, and with the help of Tourism New Zealand, their international counterparts are travelling the world to hear them speak. More >>

Campaign promotes the South in autumn

Monday, 10 September 2018, 10:55 am | Tourism New Zealand

For the next eight weeks, Australians will be presented with inspirational images of New Zealand’s iconic South Island as part of the annual South Island Journeys campaign. This is the fifth year the campaign has run, in conjunction with Christchurch ... More >>

Campaign encourages Australians to find creative spark

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 9:35 am | Tourism New Zealand

Tourism New Zealand has turned the spotlight on Wellington and Marlborough for its latest online campaign in Australia. More >>

Big Bird goes to the birds in New Zealand eco paradise

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 10:24 am | Tourism New Zealand

Birds of a feather flock together so it wasn’t so surprising when television’s much-loved Big Bird flew in (practically incognito) on a visit to meet some of New Zealand’s unique feathered species. More >>

Major tourism push promotes regional growth

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 12:09 pm | Tourism New Zealand

A $3.2m tourism drive starts this week to spread regional growth beyond the popular tourist destinations. More >>