At least five people have been killed after the White Island volcano erupted in New Zealand. Tourists were seen walking inside the crater of the volcano just moments before the eruption, with the number of fatalities expected to rise.
New Zealanders are opening their hearts and hometowns to the world, with locals from across the entire country sharing a ‘Good Morning World’ welcome message from their very own sunrise, every day for the next year.
Eleven Experience has acquired Cedar Lodge on the South Island of New Zealand. The property will be operated as an Eleven Experience Lodge in collaboration with the previous owners for the upcoming fishing season.
The company will launch two new operations in the Kiwi market in late 2020, with the launch of Swiss-Belhotel & Residences Queenstown, and the younger, more value-conscious brand Zest Queenstown by Swiss-Belhotel both opening at the same time.
Naumi Hotels, a Singapore-based private hotel owner and operator, has announced that it is expanding its presence in Australasia with the acquisition of business of the Dairy Private Hotel in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Pip Casey, regional manager for the UK & Europe at Tourism New Zealand, speaks to Breaking Travel News during ITB Berlin. She tells us how the destination is trying to showcase more of its offering, how important Europe is as a source market and what we can expect in 2019.
New Zealand’s tourism industry has come together to launch a major initiative inviting visitors to care for its unique land and environment.
Tourism New Zealand has appointed Dani Benjamin to the role of trade marketing manager for Europe, based in London. Benjamin will join the trade team in developing and implementing Tourism New Zealand’s trade marketing strategy in the UK and Germany.