HotelsWorld conference joins HICAP family of events; relaunches and rebrands to HICAP Australia New Zealand (HICAP ANZ)

Costa Mesa, CA, 2018-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP), the region’s leading industry event, announced at the 29th annual HICAP in Hong Kong that the HotelsWorld conference which is held each year in Sydney, Australia will be relaunched and rebranded as part of the HICAP group of events. This… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand to extend alliance following renewed New Zealand regulatory approval

Singapore, 2018-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand welcome the New Zealand Ministry of Transport’s decision today (05 October 2018) to extend authorisation of their joint venture alliance. The renewed New Zealand regulatory approval is the final step in enabling the two flag carriers to extend their alliance for a further… Read the full press release

Emirates marks 15 years of successful operations in Auckland, New Zealand

Dubai, 2018-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is celebrating 15 years of successful operations to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city.  Since its inaugural flight in 2003, Emirates has carried over two million passengers to and from Auckland, connecting New Zealand to the world, with 21 flights a week to Dubai, Bali and beyond. Emirates… Read the full press release

Real Journeys selected as a finalist for ‘Business Excellence’ in New Zealand Tourism Awards 2018

Southland, New Zealand, 2018-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ —Real Journeys has been selected as a finalist for ‘Business Excellence’ in the prestigious New Zealand Tourism Awards for the second consecutive year. The award focuses on best practice and innovation, for businesses that meet the needs of their market and continue to grow and deliver sustainable… Read the full press release

Swissport International kicks off the integration of the Aerocare organization in Australia and New Zealand

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Process integration of Aerocare into the Swissport network is in full swing. The global leader in Airport Ground Services and Air Cargo Handling kicks off the re-branding of its operation in Australia and New Zealand at Sydney Airport. The conversion of all locations and all Aerocare Ground Service… Read the full press release

TravelClick selected by New Zealand’s Largest Independent Hotel Group to Maximize Bookings and Drive More Revenue

NEW YORK, 2018-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — TravelClick, a leading global provider of data and revenue-generating solutions for hoteliers, today announced Scenic Hotel Group, New Zealand’s largest locally owned hotel group, has adopted TravelClick’s award-winning iHotelier® Booking Engine 4.0, part of TravelClick’s Central Reservations System (CRS). Working with TravelClick, Scenic Hotel Group is able to maximize… Read the full press release

Brand USA and Air New Zealand partner to host 60 travel professionals from Australia, and New Zealand for a MegaFam

DENVER, COLORADO, 2018-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, in partnership with Air New Zealand, is set to host a MegaFam to the United States in August this year. The MegaFam will see 60 travel professionals from Australia, and New Zealand, experience seven fabulous nights in the USA. The participants will initially be split into… Read the full press release

Sesame Street stars make their first visit to New Zealand

Wellington’s green and friendly capital city has won the hearts of some of television’s most beloved and enduring stars. AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 2018-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — On their first visit to New Zealand, Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie, along with everyone’s favourite Muppet Kermit, have been getting an insider’s guide to Wellington with hometown… Read the full press release

New Zealand hired Kiwi actor and comedian Rhys Darby to help #getNZonthemap

It seems there’s a growing collection of maps throughout the world that have one glaringly obvious omission – New Zealand. AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 2018-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — It seems there’s a growing collection of maps throughout the world that have one glaringly obvious omission – New Zealand. With international news channels, the likes of BBC, Conde… Read the full press release

New Zealand: Big Bird visits Wellington’s Zealandia Eco-sanctuary

Big Bird was joined by some special friends when he visit Zealand Eco-Sanctuary in Wellington, New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand, 2018-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Birds of a feather flock together so it wasn’t so surprising when television’s much-loved Big Bird flew in (practically incognito) on a visit to meet some of New Zealand’s unique… Read the full press release

New Zealand designed and built autonomous vehicle ohmio LIFT™ in a new phase of the trials at Christchurch Airport

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, 2018-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — New Zealand’s first on-road testing of fully autonomous vehicles will change up a gear later this year with the inclusion of the first locally designed and built vehicle. The ohmio LIFT™ will hit the road in a new phase of the trials on private roads at Christchurch… Read the full press release

Swissport now holds 100% of Aerocare, the leading ground handler in Australia/ New Zealand

Swissport now holds 100% of Aerocare, the leading ground handler in Australia/ New Zealand Swissport International Ltd. successfully concluded the acquisition of Aerocare with effect from March 7, 2018. The Swiss company, global market leader in ground and cargo handling, now holds 100% of the leading ground handler in Australia/ New Zealand. Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-Mar-12… Read the full press release

New Zealand named in the Top 10 countries to visit in 2018 in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Leading global travel authority Lonely Planet has named New Zealand in the Top 10 countries to visit in 2018 in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018, published today (25.10.17). New Zealand is ranked fifth on the book’s list of Top 10 Countries 2018. It is the second time that New… Read the full press release

NEW ZEALAND: Hobbiton Movie Set to celebrate International Hobbit Day on September 22

Hairy feet and lembas bread will be the order of the day at Hobbiton Movie Set on September 22 as they celebrate International Hobbit Day. Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Hairy feet and lembas bread will be the order of the day at Hobbiton Movie Set on September 22 as they celebrate… Read the full press release

New Zealand’s newest adventure thrill: Lord of the Rungs — world’s highest via ferrata waterfall climb

Wildwire Wanaka’s Lord of the Rungs experience needs to be seen to be believed. Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s wild, wet and 450 metres on high – Wildwire Wanaka’s Lord of the Rungs is the world’s highest via ferrata waterfall climb and New Zealand’s newest adventure thrill. New Zealand’s connection with… Read the full press release

IHG® announces EVEN Hotels property in New Zealand scheduled to open in 2020

IHG® announces EVEN Hotels property in New Zealand scheduled to open in 2020   Denham UK, 2017-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Travel can play havoc with our mental and physical wellbeing. So many of us spend hours at the gym, watching our diets or taking early morning yoga classes, only to see all the… Read the full press release

Veuve Clicquot’s Hôtel Du Marc Is Coming to New Zealand Care Of Hilton Hotels & Resorts

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 2017-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ —Hilton Hotels & Resorts is creating a world first experience for a limited number of guests in New Zealand this winter, with exclusive Hôtel du Marc inspired rooms created in partnership with Veuve Clicquot and available at Hilton Auckland, Hilton Lake Taupo and Hilton Queenstown Resort &… Read the full press release

E Ko Tours launches whale watching option in the Queen Charlotte Sound in Marlborough, New Zealand

E Ko Tours launches whale watching option in the Queen Charlotte Sound in Marlborough, New Zealand   New Zealand, 2017-Jun-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Marlborough’s E Ko Tours will soon be taking visitors to see migrating whales on their way through New Zealand waters. There are several places in New Zealand where you can spot… Read the full press release

New Zealand: Canterbury’s top attractions on show at TRENZ 2017

New Zealand: Canterbury’s top attractions on show at TRENZ 2017   Canterbury’s top attractions will be on show at TRENZ 2017, with new options to experience the region’s alps to ocean locations and pristine skies. New Zealand, 2017-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — “Astro-tourism is taking off here, with the main highway connecting Fairlie to… Read the full press release

Record breaking day for 101-year-old Indian athlete at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand

101-year-old Indian athlete Man Kaur had the world at her feet after a record breaking day at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand.  Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — 101-year-old athlete Man Kaur from India had the world at her feet after a record breaking day at the World Masters Games… Read the full press release

New Zealand prepares for the DHL NZ Lions Series 2017 supporters

New Zealand is preparing to roll out the red carpet when the Lions 2017 supporters roll into town. Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — With craft brews, wine and seafood, a giant haka, special trains, rugby nostalgia, fan zones and opportunities to meet the rugby legends, New Zealand is preparing to roll… Read the full press release

Airbnb expands Trips to New Zealand with an initial focus on Queenstown

San Francisco, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Airbnb is making it easier for New Zealanders to share their world with others by expanding beyond accommodation with the launch of Trips, which brings together where you stay, what you do and the people you meet, all into one platform. As the most significant development in Airbnb’s… Read the full press release

New Zealand’s continuing popularity as a visitor destination fuels demand for TRENZ 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — New Zealand’s continuing popularity as a visitor destination is fuelling demand for international travel and tourism buyers wanting to come to TRENZ 2017, our $35 billion tourism industry’s most important international business event. TRENZ 2017 is on in Auckland from 9-12 May and will be attended by… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport welcomes Cathay Pacific’s new non-stop Christchurch service from Hong Kong starting December 2017

New Zealand, 2017-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ —Cathay Pacific has announced it will introduce a new seasonal service between Hong Kong and Christchurch from December 2017, directly linking the two cities by air for the first time. The non-stop Christchurch service will operate three times a week, departing Hong Kong on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays… Read the full press release

Nikon Australia and Tourism New Zealand partner to showcase Nikon’s KeyMission 360 camera and New Zealand’s spectacular landscapes

The impactful partnership showcases New Zealand as a photographer’s paradise using Nikon’s new KeyMission 360. New Zealand, 2017-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Nikon Australia and Tourism New Zealand have today (24.01.17) launched a new global partnership to deliver stunning travel experiences that showcase Nikon’s KeyMission 360 camera and New Zealand’s spectacular landscapes. Photo-driven tourism is… Read the full press release

GBTA launches its operations in Australia and New Zealand in partnership with btTB

Partnership Officially Launches in May 2017 with Inaugural Joint Conference in Sydney Alexandria, VA , 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – is pleased to announce the launch of its operations in Australia and New Zealand in partnership with btTB…. Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company to open its first property in New Zealand by 2019

Bethesda, Md., 2016-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. has signed a management agreement with NDG Asia Pacific (NZ) Limited 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… Read the full press release

Three New Zealand luxury properties named in top 20 international hideaways list by the Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report

Three New Zealand luxury properties have been named in the latest list of top 20 international hideaways released by the Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report. AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 2016-Sep-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Leading New Zealand luxury lodges Otahuna, Huka and Blanket Bay have been voted into the Top 20 International Hideaways for 2016 – published… Read the full press release

New Zealand: Te Puia to host inaugural fashion event featuring Māori’s top and upcoming designers

Contemporary Māori fashion will make a grand entrance in a spectacular show set in an active geothermal landscape in Rotorua. Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Aug-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Contemporary Māori fashion is about to make a grand entrance in a spectacular show set in an active geothermal landscape in Rotorua. Te Puia – New Zealand’s… Read the full press release

NEW ZEALAND: Hulbert House, A New luxury, boutique accommodation in a restored Victorian villa opens in Queenstown on June 1

Queenstown, New Zealand, 2016-May-20 — /Travel PR News/ — A new luxury, boutique accommodation in a restored Victorian villa will open in Queenstown on June 1, just in time for the busy winter season. Hulbert House has six uniquely designed suites with views overlooking either Lake Wakatipu or the Skyline Hill. Located one block from Queenstown’s… Read the full press release