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Tourism & leisure industries
  • China Business: Shared vision takes flight
    Chinese "premium" visitors travelling in spanking new 787s, entering New Zealand through an "Aeropolis", staying in the best 5-star hotels and enjoying a superlative experience - all part of the future face of NZ tourism.It's also...
    Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:02 +1200

  • Dunedin $100m waterfront hotel plans scrapped
    Plans for a $100 million waterfront hotel in Dunedin have been scrapped and the developers' partnership with the Dunedin City Council has descended into acrimony.Hotel developer Jing Song yesterday confirmed she had torn up a memorandum...
    Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:16:35 +1200

  • Tough times on tourism trail
    Salam Abdullah repeats a single English phrase while leading tourists across the sandy, sun-blasted slopes above Cairo's Giza pyramids."You happy, I'm happy," says the 40-year-old camel driver as he guides his clients up to a photographic...
    Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:30:00 +1200

  • Peter Calder: Gracious guides 100% Pure gold
    Masako Shinagawa has walked the Milford Track 188 times. I think. My eyes glazed over when she got to the "one hundred and eighty ..."Doesn't much matter, anyway: it will be more than 190 by the time you read this, 200 if you read...
    Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:15:00 +1200

Destination New Zealand
  • Stewart Island: Birds rule island bastion
    Don't tell the Department of Conservation but it's possible to have too much of a good thing, and I got a bit tired of Stewart Island's large population of kaka.These native parrots, officially still "vulnerable", whoop it up over...
    Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +1200

  • Kia ora: Arrowtown
    Where is it? On the banks of the Arrow River, in Otago, 21 minutes' drive from Queenstown or 270km from Dunedin. Origin of name: Named for the River Arrow, which was called the Arrow because its junction point with Bush
    Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:30:00 +1200

Business travel
  • Mega cruise ship lined up for NZ
    Royal Caribbean will deploy a second mega cruise ship to this region from next year to meet surging demand for cruising.The 138,000-tonne Explorer of the Seas is slightly bigger than its sister ship Voyager of the Seas, currently...
    Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +1200

  • Snoozecube set to spread into China
    New Zealand airport micro hotel business Snoozecube is on the verge of expanding into China after its successful launch in Dubai.Former Rotorua-based tour guide Larry Swann launched the business in 2011 and the 2.4m by 1.75m cubicle...
    Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +1200

  • Kiwi surfer catches big break with Tahitian airline
    Reigning world junior surfing champion Ella Williams has been named Air Tahiti Nui's first Kiwi ambassador in a deal the airline hopes will help it appeal to its important baby boomer market.The 19-year-old from Whangamata won the...
    Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +1200

  • Andy Jack: Planning travel can save cash
    Urgent business meetings can require last-minute bookings to be made, usually reducing your choice of airline and flight time options - unless you're willing to pay a hefty price.Often these are unavoidable and should be allowed...
    Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:30:00 +1200

  • NZ's top travel insurers
    A survey of 29 travel insurance providers has found joint winners in the transtasman and international categories.Analysts at research firm Canstar found Southern Cross and Travel Insurance Direct offered "outstanding value" in...
    Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:15:00 +1200

NZI Business National Confrence Discussed
The prospect of a new government backed national convention centre is likely to be the key…
Tue, Jun 22 2010 07:30:00 +1200