Articles tagged “new zealand”

Gym Chains Want to Expand Beyond Fitness

Gym Chains Want to Expand Beyond Fitness

Leslie Barrie, Skift

If workout centers want to reach more customers, staying in the fitness lane may not cut it anymore. Instead forward-thinking athletic clubs are elevating themselves into full-fledged lifestyle brands.

2 weeks ago

Chinese Tourists Are Moving Away From Government-Licensed Group Tours

Chinese Tourists Are Moving Away From Government-Licensed Group Tours

Aaron Minter, Bloomberg

As Chinese travelers have become wealthier and more experienced, they have less use for the government-approved group tours that bring a high volume of visitors to global destinations. This trend has reduced China's power to control where tourists spend their money.

4 months ago

Why New Zealand Has Reason to Fear Drop in Chinese Tourists

Why New Zealand Has Reason to Fear Drop in Chinese Tourists

Tracy Withers and Matthew Brockett , Bloomberg

Tourism is New Zealand’s top foreign exchange earner, thanks to a surge in arrivals from China. So signs of China cold-shouldering New Zealand, such as the "postponement" of the launch of a joint tourism year 2019, are worrying.

4 months ago

New Zealand Launches Campaign Asking Tourists for Respect

New Zealand Launches Campaign Asking Tourists for Respect

Nick Perry, Associated Press

New Zealand is just the latest destination begging visitors to behave. Welcome to the unpleasant side effect of mass tourism.

8 months ago

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How New Zealand’s Unique Approach to Hospitality Drives Group and Incentive Travel

How New Zealand’s Unique Approach to Hospitality Drives Group and Incentive Travel

Tourism New Zealand + Skift

Hospitality is ingrained into New Zealand’s culture, creating a destination committed to wowing group and incentive trip planners.

9 months ago

New Zealand Lowers Forecast for Spending by Chinese Tourists

New Zealand Lowers Forecast for Spending by Chinese Tourists

Tracy Withers, Bloomberg

New Zealand has known about this slowdown for a while. Chinese tourists may not be every destination's cure-all and marketers may have to reexamine their target markets.

1 year ago

New Zealand Flight Disruptions Ease as Pipeline Repair Stems Fuel Shortages

New Zealand Flight Disruptions Ease as Pipeline Repair Stems Fuel Shortages

Nick Perry, Associated Press

Vacation-planning and business travel can soon get back to normal now that a 10-day fuel crisis has been abated with a pipeline repair. Airlines using Auckland Airport had been supplied with just about 30 percent of their usual fuel allotments.

2 years ago

New Zealand Flights Cancelled Because of Fuel Shortage

New Zealand Flights Cancelled Because of Fuel Shortage

Tracy Withers, Bloomberg

This whole airline business can be a rough thing. Airlines flying through New Zealand are cancelling flights or rerouting them because of a fuel crunch, meaning they will have to be very nimble with their schedules in the next few days.

2 years ago

New Zealand to Rebuild ChristChurch Tourism Attraction After Much Infighting

New Zealand to Rebuild ChristChurch Tourism Attraction After Much Infighting

Nick Perry, Associated Press

It shouldn't have taken a half-dozen years to decide on a rebuilding plan of the iconic church. Let's pray that the 10-year timetable to reopen doesn't get elongated further.

2 years ago

New Zealand Appoints Bryce Dallas Howard as Its Newest Tourism Ambassador

New Zealand Appoints Bryce Dallas Howard as Its Newest Tourism Ambassador

Nick Perry, Associated Press

Just who makes the cut as a tourism ambassador for different destinations is a baffling science, but if Howard can relate with travelers by sharing her own lifelong experiences of visiting New Zealand, it'll be a big plus for the destination.

2 years ago

New Zealand Has Reduced Its Outlook on Chinese Tourism

New Zealand Has Reduced Its Outlook on Chinese Tourism

Tracy Withers, Bloomberg

Tourism has quietly become New Zealand's top export. But uncertainty surrounding the desire and ability of Chinese travelers to visit has drastically reduced its outlook for the future.

2 years ago

New Zealand Sees Boom in Same-Sex Destination Weddings

New Zealand Sees Boom in Same-Sex Destination Weddings

Chris Bourke and Kimberley Painter, Bloomberg

While Down Under has rejected marriage for same-sex couples, equality exists three hours away in New Zealand, which claims rising numbers of international visitors choosing it as a wedding destination.

2 years ago