Tourism

Thirty-three Chinese dead, 23 missing in boat sinking off Thai Island

Thirty-three tourists dead, 23 missing in boat sinking off Thai Island

Many of the victims had been on group tours, booked in Phuket and China.

Gold Coast launches teas that 'smell like the Gold Coast' to lure Japanese tourists

The state government has commissioned a series of five herbal teas.

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You may not realise how hard it is to secure a group booking for the likes of the Milford Track.

Should Kiwis get preferential treatment over tourists for booking our Great Walks?

You may not realise how hard it is to secure a group booking.

Kaikōura $30 million 4.5-star hotel build a 'game changer' for town

Sudima Hotels will build a new 118-room hotel on the shoreline of Kaikōura.

ManaBus and Naked Bus to cease services in mid-July

The budget coach services will no longer be on New Zealand roads, and 50 jobs are reportedly on the line.

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Dunedin City Councillor Christine Garey spoke on TVNZ1’s Breakfast this morning about what makes the southern city special.

'There's something very special happening' - Is Dunedin the most underrated city in New Zealand? CNN thinks so

Dunedin City Councillor Christine Garey spoke about the southern city on TVNZ1's Breakfast.

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The gondola will take five minutes to transport passengers to Knoll Ridge Cafe in 10 person cabins.

Government pitching in $10m for new high-speed gondola at Whakapapa ski field

The total cost of the new piece of tourism infrastructure will be $25m.

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Kelvin Davis says it’s not fair New Zealand rate payers continue to shoulder the infrastructure burden.

Tourist tax: Who will and who won't have to pay the levy of up to $35 to visit New Zealand?

Today Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis acknowledged the tourism industry "had concerns" over the new cost for visitors.

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Kelvin Davis says it’s not fair New Zealand rate payers continue to shoulder the infrastructure burden.

Tourist levy of up to $35 likely to be imposed on visitors from overseas next year, Government signals

A month of consultation on the planned tourist tax to help fund tourism infrastructure opens today.

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A time capsule filled with rare movie memorabilia was created to mark the occasion.

Weta Workshop's tourism hub celebrates a decade in business

A time capsule filled with rare movie memorabilia was also created to mark the occasion.

Kelvin Davis embarks on nation-wide roadshow

Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis labelled 'vacant', 'complacent' in refusing to answer select committee questions

National's Todd McClay described it as "possibly the worst performance of any minister in any select committee ever" and demanded he be recalled.

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Peter Wilson says New Zealand’s international reputation is unlikely to be affected by the increases, which will see fees double on four of the country’s most popular walks.

Mountain Club president welcomes Great Walk fee increases which will see tourists paying up to $140 per night in a hut

There will be no price increase for New Zealanders, and the price increase will be trialled for seven months.

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From October this year tourists will have to pay double to stay in tramping hits on four main Great Walks

Tourists to pay more than locals on most popular Great Walks

Tourists will soon have to pay double what locals do to stay in tramping huts on the country's four main Great Walks.

Queenstown's Coronet Peak Ski field opens up for one day, to give guests and locals a taste of what's to come.

Watch: Nico Porteous among snowboarders and skiers thrilled with early opening of South Island ski-fields

Coronet Peak is open today for a pre-season taster and the Remarkables is due to open June 7.

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The latest statistics show visitors are spending more in Waikato, Otago and Canterbury than Wellington.

Why is the Coolest Little Capital missing out on tens of millions of tourist dollars?

The latest statistics show visitors are spending more in Waikato, Otago and Canterbury than Wellington.

Dreamliners to replace Qantas' fleet of 747 jumbo jets by 2020

"This really is the end of one era and the start of another."

Concept design for New Zealand's 2020 expo pavilion.

Design concept and details of New Zealand's $53 million pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai released

ACT leader David Seymour was its most vocal opponent when National announced the funding last year.

Watch: 'Like a half-eaten pork chop' - Jacinda Ardern and Rhys Darby in video designed to 'Get NZ on the map'

As Darby notes in the skit, amateur cartographers often leave New Zealand off maps.

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The track on Te Mata Peak sparked outrage when it was first created, causing it to be closed down.

Campaign underway to resurrect controversial Hawke’s Bay walking track

The track on Te Mata Peak sparked outrage when it was first created, causing it to be closed down.

'A victory for the outdoor community' - Tourist flights to Fiordland glacier reduced

Trampers have welcomed a ruling that fewer tourist scenic flights should be allowed to land on the remote glacier.

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The regional council says it's time tourism was self-sufficient but operators warn that could lead to losses.

Hawke's Bay tourism providers baffled by funding cut proposal

Millions in tourism funding is set to be cut by the regional council and channelled to environmental projects.

The region's mayor says some good could come from the devastating Kaikoura quake.

Hauraki Rail Trail to be extended as Tourism Minister announces $3.4m in funding

Extensions to the trail are expected to take up to two years to complete.

Waimakariri River, Arthur's Pass, Canterbury.

Popularity of Te Araroa trail making solitary NZ wilderness experience harder to find

A report report also notes pressure on private landowners who allow access to their land.

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One of the biggest sporting events to ever hit Christchurch begins today, and will continue for the next four weeks.

Christchurch's Golden Oldies Games amasses over 5000 mature athletes

One of the biggest sporting events to ever hit Christchurch begins today.

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House of Travel's Brent Thomas discussed the potential new route on TVNZ1’s Breakfast today.

Air New Zealand announces new 16 hour long-haul route from Auckland to Chicago

The mammoth non-stop flight will see Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners making the trip.

Auckland Skyline Generic

New York Times travel writer gives 'sophisticated' Auckland huge praise in new review

The glowing review will reach millions of Americans and their tourist dollars.

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