Tourism

All go for $2.1 billion Gold Coast hotel development

Star Entertainment group plans to add four more towers to its existing Star Grand hotel site at Broadbeach.

The Government has announced the country’s airports will phase out the forms.

International departure cards to be scrapped at Kiwi airports from next week

Around 6.5 million departure cards are completed every year.

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The advert uses Te Reo Māori to promote Aotearoa.

Tourism NZ's latest ad focuses on how Kiwis treat their guests

What brings in 3.8 million tourists every year isn't just the sights and sounds, but our 'manaakitanga' - our hospitality.

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It’s the only region in the country with its own charge.

Stewart Island locals fear proposed visitor levy hike will deter tourists

Southland District Council says the $5 fee is not enough to maintain the island's infrastructure.

Peter Jackson stars with Jacinda Ardern, Rhys Darby in latest #getNZonthemap video

Ed Sheeran a suspect in the "unfathomable mystery" of missing NZ.

Scheduling of cruise ships angers Akaroa residents - 'It's just chaos'

Akaroa's population of 600 increases to 4000 during cruise season.

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Social media is driving tourists to set off on hikes they are not prepared for, says DOC

"All those really neat photos don't really show you the hazards."

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Last year, more than 20,000 tourists visited the sea lions reserve.

Tourists flock to Peruvian islands to swim with sea lions

But the unregulated activity isn’t without its critics, with activists warning it's dangerous and disruptive.

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They’re already in a battle to keep their title as the world’s steepest street.

Residents of world's steepest street in Dunedin are calling for council to ban tourists from driving up

Letters provided to 1 NEWS show the council's proposal to solve this issue was to create two "one-way" sections of the road, as well as a raised platform to slow traffic.

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The guests who stayed in Marie's Cloud Inn-managed room the previous night returned to fleece her.

Fair Go: Wellington mum 'gobsmacked' after Auckland hotel burglary due to botched security

Marie Donald was looking forward to seeing Katy Perry with her daughter but her trip became a nightmare.

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Pam Armstrong of Staynative came up with the idea in Northland and Marlene Leuluai is one of the hosts.

Māori enterprise 'Staynative' helps whānau become hosts to tourists

Te Karere visited a whānau in the remote Northland settlement of Whangaruru.

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The Wellington hotel being transformed into a work of art by locals

Nearly 300 people submitted designs to QT Wellington and they picked 19 to put their unique touches on all 25 rooms.

New Zealand airports 'woefully underprepared' for tourist influx - aviation expert

"Auckland Airport is a classic example, it's been trying to play catch up for years and it's too late."

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If you’ve booked a weekend away, your room could be alarmingly unalarmed.

'It's a safety issue': Concerns not all Kiwi motel rooms fitted with smoke alarms

Under the Building Act, anything signed off before 1991 must only meet the building code of its day.

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The company is also challenging more Kiwi kids to get outdoors through the online game.

Queenstown ziplining business challenging young Kiwi gamers to connect with the outdoors through Fortnite-themed tour

Played by more than 40 million people worldwide, some are concerned the survival game has an addictive nature.

Pop star Pink performs in Dunedin on September 1, 2018.

Pink bids fond farewell to most of NZ- except for one bar in Auckland's Ponsonby

The pop superstar tweeted her thoughts to her more than 30 million followers.

View from Mount Victoria into the bay of Wellington (capital city of New Zealand)

Wellington named the top destination in New Zealand by Lonely Planet

Auckland dropped two places from last edition while Christchurch was left out of the top 20.

People could be made to pay for day trips to Coromandel's Hahei Beach under proposed parking bylaw

Council wants to extend carpark and ban on-street parking during summer.

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The Department of Conservation came up with the list of the three finalists.

Where will New Zealand's next Great Walk be?

Three scenic walks are vying to become New Zealand's next Great Walk.

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Tourism Industry representative Chris Roberts says the site will be useful not only for tourists, but for Kiwis too.

Website aiming to make freedom camping rules clear to visitors - and Kiwis

Tourism industry representative Chris Roberts says only a "small minority" of campers get things wrong.

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Research has been carried out by tourism agencies into why people don’t want to work in the industry.

Tourism industry moves to attract more young workers to stave off threat to NZ's biggest earner

Research found young people perceived tourism as "low-wage" and a subject for "drop outs".

Tourist spending sees jump of close to $900 million from last year

International visitors to New Zealand spent $11.1b in the year to June - up $879m on the previous period.

New moveable hut planned for Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

The accommodation for alpine adventurers is awaiting DOC approval.

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Freedom campers represent three per cent of tourists and spent $530 million last year alone – but they also bring issues.

Councils getting government funding to deal with freedom campers

Money will be used to build toilets and showers, create infrastructure and on enforcement.

With the Labour Government announcing a working group to look at the issue, are they moving too slow?

Government invests $8.5 million to improve country's freedom camping system

"I want people to be able to camp responsibly," Kelvin Davis says.

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The New Zealand Story is a glossy Government initiative that puts a bit of spit and polish on our image – but is it all a bit unreal?

The New Zealand Story set to 're-launch' our image to the world

Is the glossy Government initiative all a bit unreal?

Sneak peek inside NZ's first 'smart hotel' in Queenstown, where phones become keys

The $15 million development is in the heart of the tourist town.

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