Air New Zealand has appointed Kathryn Robertson to the role of general manager UK & Europe. Robertson has a wealth of market knowledge and industry experience, first joining the Air New Zealand team in 2007 as marketing manager UK & Europe.
Impressive growth from New Zealand’s western markets has pushed international visitor arrivals for the year-ending April 2014 to more than 2.78 million, up 6.1 per cent year-on-year. The UK was amongst the stand-out performers with a growth of 2.8 per cent for the 12-month period.
Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific today announced a new strategic agreement on services operated by both airlines between New Zealand and Hong Kong, effective from 31 January 2013. Sales will commence on 12 December 2012
Hot on the heels of Rugby World Cup, and a bag full of international tourism accolades from 2011, New Zealand is set to stay in the international spotlight for 2012.
A hot-air balloon has crashed in New Zealand, killing all eleven people on board. The incident, which took place close to popular hot-air ballooning destination Wairarapa, is thought to be the worst NZ air disaster in since Air New Zealand crashed in 1979 killing 257 passengers.
Christchurch in New Zealand has been rocked by two new earthquakes just months after over a hundred people were killed in an earlier incident. The first 5.8 quake rocked the city at 13:58 local time according to the US Geological Survey.
A 35-year dream will come to life on Saturday with the opening of the completed Te Araroa Trail - a new 3000km hiking adventure that travels the length of New Zealand.
A second strong month of international visitor arrivals in October 2011 has seen the Rugby World Cup 2011 forecasts well surpassed for New Zealand tourism. Statistics show that 16.8 per cent more visitors arrived in New Zealand from overseas during October 2011 than the same month last year.
Tournament Organiser Rugby New Zealand 2011 (RNZ 2011) welcomed official figures showing 133,200 visitors from around the world arrived in New Zealand specifically for Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC 2011).
Tauranga’s little blue penguins are heading back to their off-shore island homes.
When New Zealand’s pohutukawa tree lights up with crimson blooms, Kiwis know that summer’s here and the festive season is just around the corner.