Sirocco, the rare New Zealand kākāpō parrot whose frisky behaviour with a BBC television crew propelled him to global stardom, will make some cameo appearances during Rugby World Cup.
Tourism New Zealand is partnering with Auckland Airport and Thai Airways International to target free independent travellers and incentive visit groups to New Zealand during July-November 2011.
Recent changes to travel visa application processes for visitors from China are set to make travel between China and New Zealand easier.
A wintry blast has dumped a deep snow blanket across New Zealand’s mountains over the past week, leaving ski fields in the north and south in superb shape for the winter season.
Free First Impressions training available to New Zealand’s customer-service workers. Industry leaders embracing the opportunity to upskill and motivate staff. Chance for secondary school students to gain unit standards in tourism.
Today it was confirmed by Rugby World Cup 2011 Tournament partners that games planned for Christchurch would be relocated. This includes all pool fixtures and two quarter finals matches which will be held in Auckland on the original date.
Tourism New Zealand has moved to reassure visitors the country remains open for business following an earthquake in the city of Christchurch in late February. As many as 160 people are thought to have died in the incident, with thousands of buildings set to be demolished after being deemed unsafe.
Christchurch and the surrounding Canterbury region of New Zealand are beginning to return to normal following a decision by the National Crisis Management Centre to lift restrictions on all but essential travel to the city. Tourists had been urged to leave following a devastating earthquake in late February, with more than 100 residents feared dead.