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New Zealand travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on New Zealand. New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country has two main landmasses—the North Island, and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. It has a total land area of 268,000 square kilometres

Skål Executive Committee Meets in Christchurch

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- January 30, 2020

Skål International (SI) recently held its first 2020 board meeting in NZ. The 3-day meeting of the global travel and ... Read More

USA officially declared 2020 New Year 14 hours before Washington DC: Biba Anu Nuebu

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 31, 2019

The United States officially stepped into the new decade 14 hours before Washington DC did. Happy New Year! Biba Anu ... Read More

Strong earthquake rocks New Zealand just hours after deadly volcano eruption

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2019

New Zealand’s North Island was struck by a strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake less than a day after five people were ... Read More

5 visitors killed, dozens injured in New Zealand’s White Island volcano eruption

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 9, 2019

New Zealand police confirmed that at least five people have been killed after a volcano erupted off the coast of ... Read More

Royal Caribbean Cruise Passengers in danger in New Zealand volcano eruption?

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- December 9, 2019

20 people are missing including tourists after a volcano on New Zealand's popular White Island tourist destination erupted Monday. Among ... Read More

Air New Zealand wants you to drink your coffee and eat your coffee cup

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 5, 2019

Air New Zealand has begun testing new edible coffee cups with customers in the air and on the ground as ... Read More

Saudi Arabian students graduate from New Zealand air traffic controllers program

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 28, 2019

A group of 25 Saudi Arabian students have graduated from an air traffic control (ATC) training program provided by Airways ... Read More

New $80 million Novotel Christchurch Airport hotel welcomes first guests

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 26, 2019

Accor opened the doors and welcomed first guests to the $80 million new-build Novotel Christchurch Airport hotel today. Spanning across ... Read More

British tourist met alleged killer on Tinder dating app

editor editor- November 7, 2019

David and Gillian Millane, parents of murdered British tourist backpacker Grace Millane, arrived today, Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at the ... Read More

United Airlines and Air New Zealand launch nonstop Newark-Auckland flight

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 23, 2019

Air New Zealand and United Airlines today announced the only nonstop service between New Zealand and the United States East ... Read More

News Tourism promotion venture between New Zealand and Borneo

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- October 2, 2019

Sabah and New Zealand will form a joint council to boost tourism and trade. Tourism officials from both sides will sit ... Read More

Radisson Hotel Group set to enter New Zealand with four new hotels

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 27, 2019

Radisson Hotel Group has signed the biggest hotel management deal in 2019 in Australasia, as it prepares to enter New ... Read More

Air New Zealand decided on Boeing 787-10

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 25, 2019

Boeing and Air New Zealand today finalized an order for eight 787-10 Dreamliner airplanes valued at $2.7 billion at list prices. ... Read More

Swiss-Belhotel International set for Greater Australasia expansion

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 1, 2019

Swiss-Belhotel International is expanding its operations in New Zealand with the signing of two hotel developments in Queenstown. The company ... Read More

Air New Zealand launches new ‘Air All Blacks’ safety video

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 31, 2019

Air New Zealand has today launched a new safety video Air All Blacks in support of the team during its ... Read More

Air New Zealand launches direct flights from Auckland to Sunshine Coast Airport

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 5, 2019

The flag carrier airline of New Zealand, Air New Zealand, launched direct seasonal service between Auckland and the Sunshine Coast ... Read More

No tsunami threat as strong earthquake strikes Kermadec Islands region

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 27, 2019

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck the Kermadec Islands, northeast of New Zealand. There is no tsunami threat to New ... Read More

Airways New Zealand opens advanced air traffic control (ATC) simulation facility in Beirut, Lebanon

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 25, 2019

In a milestone ceremony held in Beirut yesterday, Airways New Zealand and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Lebanon officially opened ... Read More

Tsunami Warning for South Pacific Island Chain after 7.4 earthquake

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 15, 2019

A tsunami threat has been issued for Kermadec Islands.  Kermadec Islands, volcanic island group in the South Pacific Ocean, 600 ... Read More

Days Hotel by Wyndham comes to New Zealand

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019

Days Inn by Wyndham came to New Zealand with the opening of a new landmark hotel, Days Hotel & Suites ... Read More

Air New Zealand to add Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2019

Boeing and Star Alliance member Air New Zealand today announced the airline plans to add the largest 787 Dreamliner model ... Read More

Princess Cruises launches largest Australia & New Zealand deployment

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019

Princess Cruises has announced its largest Australia and New Zealand cruise season ever offered sailing towards some of the world’s ... Read More

Air New Zealand contributes $1 million to native forestry offsets

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2019

Air New Zealand and its customers have purchased more than NZD$1 million worth of carbon offsets from permanent New Zealand ... Read More

Why the New Zealand mass murder is a United States Terror Problem?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2019

New Zealand tourism means unmatched beauty, adventurous, filled with eclectic animals, people concerned about the environment, and lots of sheep. ... Read More

Islamic Relief USA: Learn, not despise one another

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2019

Islamic Relief USA, the largest Muslim faith-based humanitarian and advocacy organization, has released the following statement from Chief Executive Officer ... Read More

Double Deadly Terror Attack in New Zealand: “There is blood everywhere”

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2019

"I'm still in shock at the news coming from Christchurch today. To any Muslims, both in New Zealand and around ... Read More

No tsunami warning after strong earthquake south of the Kermadec Islands

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019

Strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit south of the Kermadec Islands today. No tsunami is expected as a result of the quake. ... Read More

China uses tourism to pressure New Zealand to make spying easier

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 15, 2019

Is China keen to export telecommunication equipment to spy on countries. New Zealand thinks so, and tourism has to suffer ... Read More

Overtourism at New Zealand National Parks: There is a plan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 4, 2019

How would Aroaki, Mt Cook and Westland Tai Poutini National Parks in New Zealand be managed while considering the impacts ... Read More

Human Rights Violation in New Zealand against Foreign Tourists?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 30, 2018

In Hawaii, they call it Kamaaina Rates, in Indonesia hotel rates for locals, are highly discounted, but in New Zealand, ... Read More

Air New Zealand opens new Chicago-Auckland route

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 3, 2018

Air New Zealand’s inaugural flight between Auckland and Chicago landed at O’Hare International Airport this afternoon. Flight NZ26 departed at ... Read More

Pacific Resort Hotel Group Launches Exclusive Wine Range

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- November 29, 2018

At a first glance, you might not recognise the similarities between Gisborne, New Zealand and the tropical Cook Islands. However, ... Read More

Non-stop travel destinations for the adventurous

editor editor- November 21, 2018

When it comes to travelling, some of us like nothing more than relaxing on an idyllic beach; others like to ... Read More

Air New Zealand new safety video features 80s/90s nostalgia

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 5, 2018

Air New Zealand’s homegrown safety video It’s Kiwi Safety has launched today. The safety video is backed by the soundtrack ... Read More

Air New Zealand takes delivery of its first A321neo

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 5, 2018

Air New Zealand has become a new operator of the A321neo, following the delivery of its first aircraft this weekend. ... Read More