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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

Cook Islands – Niue Travel Bubble could start this month

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 8, 2021 01:33

Just over 2 weeks after the announcement of a travel bubble between the two island nations of the Cook Islands and Niue, officials say the start of this travel bubble ... Read More

P&O Cruises Australia extends New Zealand operations pause

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 5, 2021 23:53

P&O Cruises Australia is extending its rolling pause in operations in New Zealand to departures on and before 25 April, 2021 as the cruise line and the wider industry continue ... Read More

New Zealand trumps USA in handling COVID-19 crisis

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 17, 2020 19:33

As part of the Global Soft Power Index – the world’s most comprehensive research study on perceptions of nation brands, 75,000 respondents from the general public and 750 from specialist ... Read More

Accor announces 2021 new hotels opening in Australia and New Zealand

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 9, 2020 19:32

From the launch of the Mövenpick brand in Australia, to the first internationally recognized five-star hotel to be built in Adelaide in 30 years – Sofitel Adelaide, and two brand ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 19, 2020 01:24

Hong Kong is becoming an international concern, and this is not about COVID-19. The text of the following statement addressed to the People's Republic of China was released by the ... Read More

New Zealand Government announces travel industry support package

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 9, 2020 05:55

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

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 19, 2020 19:56

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 April 3 were unlawful as they infringed on people’s rights ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 18, 2020 07:22

From today, all Accor hotel guests in Australia, New Zealand and French Polynesia will have access to a network of thousands of accredited medical professionals 24/7 via a tele-medical consultation ... Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 11, 2020 19:25

New Zealand's government officials announced today that the country's largest city, Auckland, will be shut down  after , after four new cases of COVID-19 infection were discovered. New Zealand's Prime ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 3, 2020 06:04

This is the first in the world. Auckland Airport’s international terminal will be separated into two zones as part of a plan to protect the health and safety of people ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 9, 2020 05:53

The Kingdom of the Cook Island Prime Minister Henry Puna has declared the Cook Islands "a COVID-19 free zone", however the county remains in Code Yellow for the time being. ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 6, 2020 01:45

Invercargill is a city near the southern tip of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s a gateway to wilderness areas including Stewart Island, with its Rakiura Track. Queens Park features flower ... Read More

Auckland to Tokyo on Air New Zealand

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 10, 2020 06:35

Air New Zealand, the flag carrier of New Zealand and member of Star Alliance will be resuming its flight from Auckland to Tokyo. The airline’s Auckland-Narita route hasn’t been operating ... Read More

Ten Lufthansa jumbo jets to evacuate German tourists from New Zealand

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 6, 2020 15:51

Lufthansa will bring vacationers on behalf of the Federal Foreign Office from New Zealand back to Europe. Five Airbus A380s with 509 seats each and five Boeing 747s with 371 ... Read More

Air New Zealand reduces its international capacity by 95%

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2020 23:33

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

Pacific Tourism Organisation cancels SPTE 2020

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 20, 2020 05:29

The Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has announced the cancellation of its premier event – The South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE), which was scheduled for 25th and 26th May in Christchurch, New Zealand. ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 19, 2020 06:21

Air New Zealand will close its London cabin crew base of 130 flight attendants due to the impact of COVID-19 and travel restrictions imposed by governments around the world.  London-based cabin crew ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2020 22:32

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 restrictions imposed by governments around the world. London-based cabin crew will operate ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 16, 2020 05:39

Air New Zealand, a member of the Star Alliance is further reducing capacity across its network as a result of the impact of Covid-19 on travel demand. On its long ... Read More

Skål Executive Committee Meets in Christchurch

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- January 30, 2020 00:45

Skål International (SI) recently held its first 2020 board meeting in NZ. The 3-day meeting of the global travel and tourism association’s powerful Executive Committee (EC) steers the association’s future ... 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 20:24

The United States officially stepped into the new decade 14 hours before Washington DC did. Happy New Year! Biba Anu Nuebu! When Guam was counting down the New Year 2020 ... Read More

Strong earthquake rocks New Zealand just hours after deadly volcano eruption

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2019 01:19

New Zealand’s North Island was struck by a strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake less than a day after five people were killed and eight were injured in a deadly White Island ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 9, 2019 18:51

New Zealand police confirmed that at least five people have been killed after a volcano erupted off the coast of the Bay of Plenty. A rescue operation has been launched ... Read More

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

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- December 9, 2019 05:33

20 people are missing including tourists after a volcano on New Zealand's popular White Island tourist destination erupted Monday. Among them may be passengers on the Ovation of the Sea ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 5, 2019 02:15

Air New Zealand has begun testing new edible coffee cups with customers in the air and on the ground as it explores new and innovative ways to meet its sustainability ... Read More

Saudi Arabian students graduate from New Zealand air traffic controllers program

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 28, 2019 23:55

A group of 25 Saudi Arabian students have graduated from an air traffic control (ATC) training program provided by Airways International Ltd, following two years of studies in New Zealand. ... Read More

New $80 million Novotel Christchurch Airport hotel welcomes first guests

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 26, 2019 00:50

Accor opened the doors and welcomed first guests to the $80 million new-build Novotel Christchurch Airport hotel today. Spanning across six floors, the 4.5 star Novotel Christchurch Airport features 200 ... Read More

British tourist met alleged killer on Tinder dating app

editor editor- November 7, 2019 01:18

David and Gillian Millane, parents of murdered British tourist backpacker Grace Millane, arrived today, Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at the Auckland High Court in New Zealand for the murder trial ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 23, 2019 15:29

Air New Zealand and United Airlines today announced the only nonstop service between New Zealand and the United States East Coast will begin in October 2020. Air New Zealand announced ... Read More

News Tourism promotion venture between New Zealand and Borneo

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- October 2, 2019 18:23

Sabah and New Zealand will form a joint council to boost tourism and trade. Tourism officials from both sides will sit on the proposed Sabah-New Zealand Council of Tourism and Trade ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 27, 2019 18:59

Radisson Hotel Group has signed the biggest hotel management deal in 2019 in Australasia, as it prepares to enter New Zealand with four new-build properties comprising 777 keys and covering ... Read More

Air New Zealand decided on Boeing 787-10

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 25, 2019 11:21

Boeing and Air New Zealand today finalized an order for eight 787-10 Dreamliner airplanes valued at $2.7 billion at list prices. The carrier, recognized for its long-range flights and global network, ... Read More

Swiss-Belhotel International set for Greater Australasia expansion

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 1, 2019 02:03

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

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 31, 2019 20:03

Air New Zealand has today launched a new safety video Air All Blacks in support of the team during its 2019 season and as they prepare for Japan next month. ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 5, 2019 15:43

The flag carrier airline of New Zealand, Air New Zealand, launched direct seasonal service between Auckland and the Sunshine Coast today, opening-up fresh opportunities for local residents and tourism businesses. ... Read More

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