Qantas and Emirates have been given the green light by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to continue their partnership for another five years.
The partnership covers routes between Australia and the UK/Europe, New Zealand, Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.
ACCC Commissioner Anna Brakey said that the partnership will provide greater choice of flight times and travel options.
“This continual coordination will benefit travellers by facilitating connectivity between a wide range of destinations, as well as optimising earning and redemption opportunities from their respective loyalty rewards programs,” she says.
Fifteen leading tourism and hospitality businesses from Waiheke Island and Aotea Great Barrier Island are celebrating their completion of the Taurikura Initiative, a capability building programme designed to support visitor economy businesses to accelerate their sustainability journey.
Business Events Industry MEETINGS 2023 held in Wellington finished last week with over 6,000 meetings, networking functions and knowledge sessions taking place.
Business travel demand, including from the government sector, is a bright light in what appears to be a challenging winter ahead for New Zealand hoteliers.
The tourism industry is looking forward to engaging with the draft Tourism Environment Action Plan released for consultation today, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.
Support for tourism announced in the recent Budget will help more tourism businesses succeed as employers of choice, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA).
The Global Sustainable Tourism Council is developing a new Criteria for Business events and Attractions.Wednesday, 12 April 2023 04:01
The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), with support from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), is developing a new Criteria for MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) and Attractions.
The Queenstown Lakes region is inviting visitors and businesses to support the district’s ambitious goal of a regenerative, carbon zero future.
As if the COVID response of lockdowns and restrictions imposed by the Government on the events industry wasn’t enough, recent severe weather events have dealt a further harsh blow to operators in the North Island.
New Zealand now has better data on working conditions in tourism and hospitality, for those on the frontline as well as for managers, following a survey of more than 900 people working in the industry.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) and Auckland Airport are joining forces to hold the Auckland Airport Tourism Forum at TRENZ, New Zealand’s biggest and most influential tourism tradeshow.
Educating clients around budgets in an environment of inflation around the world is one of the jobs facing professional incentive and conference organisers in 2023, participants at Destination Marketing Services (DMS) re-Connect in Auckland heard yesterday.
The Australian Convention Centre Group (ACCG), comprising representatives from the nation’s leading convention and exhibition centres, have passed a resolution to support the amalgamation of relevant industry associations, in the interest of the broader event sector.
The Innovation Programme for Tourism Recovery is open.
Business events are among the travel related factors that are likely to shield New Zealand and its trans Tasman neighbour from a worsening global economic situation, says one of the region’s leading economists.
Request for proposal (RFP) activity and hotel group room nights showed a significant increase in 2022 Q2, with both indexes reaching over 80% of 2019 levels, according to the 2022 Q2 Global Business Events Barometer.
Prior to the start of DFTB22 Tessa Davis, co-founder of the paediatric community Don’t Forget The Bubbles (DFTB) was convinced that this year’s paediatric community conference, “would be the last we’d EVER run.”
Go with Tourism – an initiative that specialises in growing New Zealand's tourism and hospitality workforce – has been awarded $2 million from the International Visitor and Conservation Levy (IVL) to continue their efforts in tackling the industry’s current skills shortage.
New Zealand’s business events industry celebrated a successful MEETINGS 2022 last Thursday night when over 650 Australian and New Zealand event professionals gathered for a gala dinner at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre.
Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s flagship exhibition, MEETINGS has opened with a strong endorsement of the sector’s role in New Zealand’s economic and social success.
New Zealand’s annual business events industry tradeshow, MEETINGS is a sell-out with a record number of exhibitors set to meet with event organisers from Australia and New Zealand in Christchurch on 15 and 16 June.
The business events industry is ready and waiting to welcome visitors back following today’s New Zealand government announcement ending event capacity restrictions.
Dismay is growing within the business and public events sectors as reports emerge that a film studio is the preferred bidder for the Auckland Showgrounds – which among many other things is a regular host of the MEETINGS expo.
Resilience of the business events industry needs applauding.
Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) says today’s Governments announcement on border openings is great news for returning kiwis and others, but will not help revive New Zealand’s hard-hit industry unless there is a radical change to isolation requirements.
A New Zealand programme that supports tourism operators to become more sustainable has gained international recognition.
The decision to move Auckland to orange in the Covid traffic light system has been welcomed by Hospitality New Zealand, though it says it will be too late for some businesses.
Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) is inviting exhibitor registrations for MEETINGS 2022, with an early bird offer for registrations by 15 December 2021.
While it is difficult to see many positives in the current situation for the convention and incentive sectors, there may at least be a long term benefit in the way clients value professional conference organisers.
New Zealand’s Business Events sector will be at the IMEX America trade show in force this month, showcasing the country’s conference and incentive opportunities to 4,200-plus global decision makers.
A move to a more restricted Level 2 for regions outside of Auckland will make additional support crucial for the business events industry, says Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA).