Category: New Zealand travel news

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

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, USA ask China: Stop Hong Kong Policy!
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Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, USA ask China: Stop Hong Kong Policy!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 19, 2020

Hong Kong is becoming an international concern, and this is not about COVID-19. The text of the following statement addressed ... Read More

New Zealand Government announces travel industry support package
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New Zealand Government announces travel industry support package

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 9, 2020

The New Zealand Travel Industry Suppliers Group says the Government’s commitment of $47m to support the travel industry is vital ... Read More

New Zealand court rules country’s first COVID-19 lockdown illegal
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New Zealand court rules country’s first COVID-19 lockdown illegal

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 19, 2020

New Zealand's High Court ruled today that the country’s COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, under threat of punishment, from March 26 to ... Read More

Accor has a free response to COVID-19: A virtual doctor
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Accor has a free response to COVID-19: A virtual doctor

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 18, 2020

From today, all Accor hotel guests in Australia, New Zealand and French Polynesia will have access to a network of ... Read More

New Zealand’s Auckland back in lockdown after new COVID-19 spike
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New Zealand’s Auckland back in lockdown after new COVID-19 spike

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 11, 2020

New Zealand's government officials announced today that the country's largest city, Auckland, will be shut down  after , after four ... Read More

Travel Bubble flights now in a separate part Auckland Airport in New Zealand
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Travel Bubble flights now in a separate part Auckland Airport in New Zealand

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 3, 2020

This is the first in the world. Auckland Airport’s international terminal will be separated into two zones as part of ... Read More

COVID-19 free Kingdom remains closed with Exceptions for New Zealand
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COVID-19 free Kingdom remains closed with Exceptions for New Zealand

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 9, 2020

The Kingdom of the Cook Island Prime Minister Henry Puna has declared the Cook Islands "a COVID-19 free zone", however ... Read More

Domestic Tourism boom expected for New Zealand with renewed Auckland- Invercargill air service
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Domestic Tourism boom expected for New Zealand with renewed Auckland- Invercargill air service

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 6, 2020

Invercargill is a city near the southern tip of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s a gateway to wilderness areas including ... Read More

Auckland to Tokyo on Air New Zealand
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Auckland to Tokyo on Air New Zealand

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 10, 2020

Air New Zealand, the flag carrier of New Zealand and member of Star Alliance will be resuming its flight from ... Read More

Ten Lufthansa jumbo jets to evacuate German tourists from New Zealand
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Ten Lufthansa jumbo jets to evacuate German tourists from New Zealand

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 6, 2020

Lufthansa will bring vacationers on behalf of the Federal Foreign Office from New Zealand back to Europe. Five Airbus A380s ... Read More

Air New Zealand reduces its international capacity by 95%
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Air New Zealand reduces its international capacity by 95%

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2020

Air New Zealand is adjusting its international network to match demand and government travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read More

Pacific Tourism Organisation cancels SPTE 2020
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Pacific Tourism Organisation cancels SPTE 2020

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 20, 2020

The Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has announced the cancellation of its premier event – The South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE), ... Read More

Air New Zealand to close London Cabin Crew Base: 130 jobs
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Air New Zealand to close London Cabin Crew Base: 130 jobs

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 19, 2020

Air New Zealand will close its London cabin crew base of 130 flight attendants due to the impact of COVID-19 ... Read More

Air New Zealand axes Los Angeles-London flight, closes London cabin crew base
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Air New Zealand axes Los Angeles-London flight, closes London cabin crew base

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2020

Air New Zealand has made the decision to bring forward the closure of its London cabin crew base of 130 flight attendants due to the impact of COVID-19 and travel ... Read More

Air New Zealand cutting service to USA, Canada, Argentina, Japan and UK
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Air New Zealand cutting service to USA, Canada, Argentina, Japan and UK

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 16, 2020

Air New Zealand, a member of the Star Alliance is further reducing capacity across its network as a result of ... Read More

Skål Executive Committee Meets in Christchurch
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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