New Zealand Tourism News

Tianjin Airlines launches new flight to Auckland

Tianjin Airlines launches new flight to Auckland

2 January 2018 Airline News Tourism News

Tianjin Airlines has debuted its first flight from Auckland to Tianjin, via Xi’an. This is Tianjin Airlines’ second intercontinental flight between China and New Zealand, coming after the flight from Auckland to Tianjin via Chongqing which began to operate in December 2016.

Avani Hotels to debut in New Zealand with Auckland property

Avani Hotels to debut in New Zealand with Auckland property

19 May 2017 Hotel News

Avani Hotels & Resorts has announced the acquisition of the Metro Suites business in Auckland, New Zealand. In a deal worth over NZD11 million, the Metro Suites business currently operates in the luxury 40-storey tower and will be transformed through a major room refurbishment programme.

New Zealand In Depth launches PurePod concept to travellers

New Zealand In Depth launches PurePod concept to travellers

13 April 2017 Hotel News

Providing unobstructed views from every direction, New Zealand’s PurePods are free-standing glass accommodations designed for up-close and uninterrupted encounters with nature. Set in an open clearing on private farm land, the four PurePods provide a singular boutique hotel experience, a one-room home that offers comfort, luxury and dramatic vistas without neighbours.

Ritz-Carlton, Auckland set for 2019 opening

Ritz-Carlton, Auckland set for 2019 opening

18 November 2016 Hotel News

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel has signed a management agreement with NDG Asia Pacific to open the first Ritz-Carlton property in New Zealand in 2019, creating a new iconic property that will enhance the famous skyline of New Zealand’s leading waterfront city, Auckland. Located in the downtown heart of the city amid the well-preserved city landmarks, adjacent to the distinctive Sky City, The Ritz-Carlton, Auckland will offer uninterrupted 360 degree views of Auckland’s twin harbours with easy access to nearby vineyards on Waiheke Island beyond by helicopter, as well as allowing guests to hands-on experience the thrills of the America’s Cup on an original racing yacht.

Emirates brings Airbus A380 to two New Zealand routes

Emirates brings Airbus A380 to two New Zealand routes

4 November 2016 Airline News Tourism News

Emirates has introduced its flagship A380 double-decker aircraft on two New Zealand routes. The airline’s step-up in capacity on both its Christchurch service and its non-stop Dubai-Auckland flight means that Emirates now has an all-A380 offering across its five daily New Zealand services. Flight EK448 set off from Dubai on its 16-hour journey to Auckland, signalling the start of daily scheduled A380 services on the non-stop route previously operated by Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, while an Emirates A380 took off en-route to Christchurch as the airline upgraded the route to New Zealand’s main South Island gateway from a Boeing 777-300ER operation.