New Zealand News
Tourism Minister launches Better Work Action Plan to strengthen New Zealand’s tourism workforce
Tourism Minister Peeni Henare has today (1 March 2023) launched the Better Work Action Plan, aimed at making the tourism workforce stronger, more sustainable, and resilient
New consortium to enable zero emission aviation to take off in Aotearoa New Zealand
The Hydrogen Consortium’s vision is to support the country to pioneer the commercial deployment of green hydrogen-powered aircraft.
Boeing Delivers First P-8A Poseidon to New Zealand
New Zealand received the first of four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft in a ceremony at the Museum of Flight.
Emirates’ A380 touches down in New Zealand
Emirates’ flagship A380 made a landmark touchdown at Auckland Airport. This is first time the Emirates double-decker has landed in Auckland since February 2020, demonstrating increasing travel demand in and out of New Zealand.
Northland lodge takes home prestigious win at World Travel Awards
A hotel in New Zealand’s the Bay of Islands has held onto its perch as one of the best boutique hotels in the world. The Eagle’s Nest has landed its ninth - and sixth consecutive - award for the “World’s Leading Boutique Villa Resort” at the World Travel Awards.
Accor marks 400th in Australia and the Pacific
Just three decades after entering the Australia/Pacific hotel market, Accor has added its 400th hotel, with the launch of the heritage-listed Porter House Hotel in Sydney.
Holland America Line’s 2024 Grand Australia and New Zealand Voyage Returns
Holland America Line is continuing to bolster its longer voyages departing from a North America homeport, and the 2024 Grand Australia and New Zealand Voyage is the newest addition. The 94-day journey that’s been more than 10 years in the making departs Jan. 3, 2024, aboard Volendam, sailing roundtrip from San Diego, California.
Tolkien’s Impact on New Zealand’s Tourism Industry
New Zealand is a land of natural beauty, interesting cultures and varying landscapes, but one of the greatest draws to the small nation for thousands of travelers across the world for the past twenty years has a more cinematic history: the beloved film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings series and The Hobbit series.
New Zealand Retunes Tourism Priorities
The first cruise ship to visit New Zealand since the pandemic’s start arrived on Friday, marking an awaited return to normalcy for the country’s tourism industry and resetting the country’s tourism priorities.
NZ tourism sector needs international visitors to ‘thrive’
NZ tourism sector needs international visitors to ‘thrive It was domestic tourism that saved the industry from complete collapse, but local tourism operators say in order to thrive rather than survive, they need the international tourists to come back.
Replica ‘The Thinker’ Statue Installed At Ski Area To Encourage Wise Decisions
A replica of the Rodin sculpture ‘The Thinker’ has been installed at the New Zealand ski area of Mt Hutt with the intention of making skiers and boarders think safety when making decisions about their day on the slopes.