Tag: New Zealand

New Zealand’s new Sky Waka opens for mountain high sightseeing

New Zealand’s newest on-mountain tourism experience has opened to sightseers. The new Sky Waka gondola travels 1.8 km through one of the North Island’s most rugged and spectacular landscapes, on the slopes of volcanic Mt. Ruapehu. The ride which passes waterfalls and snow-capped peaks will be equally as spectacular in the summer months, providing a […]

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OTM 2019 emerges as the largest travel trade show in India again

Participants from 50+ Countries and many Indian States and Union Territories exhibited their destinations at OTM 2019, held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre from January 23 to 25. OTM 2019 had 1,000+ exhibitors, including National and State Tourism Organisations, State Tourism Boards, Hotels, Airlines, Destination Marketing Companies and other suppliers serving leisure as well as […]

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Tourism contributes 18% in New Zealand’s GDP

According to a research by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in 2017, travel and tourism contributed 18% into New Zealand’s GDP and the sector is considered at as a great economic driver. The report also suggests that the figure will go up by 3% to account for as much as 20% of New […]

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Cox & Kings appoints Anushka Sharma as brand ambassador

Celebrating 260 years, Cox & Kings Ltd., has roped in Bollywood youth icon and avid traveller Anushka Sharma as the company’s brand ambassador. The actress will be seen promoting the company’s unique travel offerings in a new TV campaign to be released soon. Karan Anand, Head, Relationships, Cox & Kings said, “Anushka is known for […]

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World’s first catapult experience launches in New Zealand

AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand co-founder Henry van Asch revealed a new world-first adventure tourism experience – the Nevis Catapult – in the remote Nevis Valley near Queenstown, New Zealand. The Catapult sees thrill seekers experience up to 3G of force and speeds of almost 100 kmph in 1.5 seconds, as they are propelled 150 […]

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World’s first fully ‘smart’ hotel opened its doors in New Zealand

A first in New Zealand and in the world, the new mi-pad Queenstown is described as a next generation, energy-conscious hotel experience for the smart traveller bringing together technology, sustainability, comfort and convenience. The six-storey hotel features 57 rooms with the latest in-room tech, multiple ‘social spaces’ and a rooftop terrace. And the key to […]

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World’s biggest and most extreme catapult launched in New Zealand

World first, never-before-done experience – the Nevis Catapult – launches in Queenstown, New Zealand. Located in the remote Nevis Valley below the Southern Alps near Queenstown. The area is closed to the public and accessed only by Bungy 4WD. Source: Tourism New Zealand, Stuff

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New Zealand witnesses an increase of 5.3% international visitor arrivals

There was an increase of 5.3% in the year ending May 2018 for international visitor arrivals in New Zealand. The number of holiday arrivals increased by 6.5%. Off-peak season too witnessed about 5.6% increase on the previous year and regional spend increased to 14.1%. These increase in the number of tourist arrivals are as a […]

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New Zealand expects rise in tourists’ spending by 2023

According to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand will see the rise of foreign tourists’ spending by 2023. The spending by the tourists will rise to NZD14.2 billion (USD 10 billion) by 2023 from NZD 10.6 billion last year. The tourism and travel industry has overtaken dairy as New Zealand’s top foreign […]

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Auckland rolls out strategy to promote tourism during off-season

Auckland wants to attract wealthier visitors and make the city a more interesting place, especially during the off-season. An overhaul of the New Zealand city’s tourism strategy moves away from attracting as many people as possible to offering visitors more cultural experiences. Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED), the region’s economic growth agency and […]

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