An upward trend in domestic and international visitor numbers, guest nights and length of stay continued in Wanaka in July, and record numbers were reported by some sectors of the tourism industry.
Queenstown's Segway on Q is looking to extend its trips around town, but several of the company's proposals may be declined as a result of recommendations to be made to the Queenstown Lakes District Council's community service committee meeting tomorrow.
A request by the New Zealand tourism industry that the next government stimulate domestic tourism is backed by two Queenstown tourism chiefs.
Mark Quickfall, one of Queenstown's most recognisable tourism operators, is taking a step back from the day-to-day running of his Totally Tourism portfolio of tourism brands.
Queenstown will host next year's Tourism Rendezvous New Zealand (Trenz) conference, New Zealand's premier international tourism trade event.
A group of 11 travel agents from Beijing had a "whistlestop" familiarisation tour in Dunedin at the weekend, and were pleased with what they saw.
It is middle-management Chinese, rather than the super-wealthy, whom New Zealand tourism should be trying to attract, James Glucksman, of Oamaru, says.
"Unprecedented" natural disasters and currency volatility during the past year saw listed Tourism Holdings book a 56% decline in earnings before interest and taxation.
As some of those arguably most affected by immigration law, Queenstown business operators on Wednesday had the chance to make their views known to the Minister of Immigration.
Despite continued growth from parts of Asia, international arrivals into New Zealand fell by 3.7% during July 2011 to 176,084 when compared with the 182,904 arrivals in the same month in 2010 last year, Statistics New Zealand reports.
Queenstown tourism business Ziptrek Ecotours told its story of creating an innovative adventure tourism operation to delegates at the Ecotourism New Zealand workshop in Greymouth.
As hard times hit Europe and the United States, New Zealand tourist operators are being urged to turn their attention to China. But how ready are New Zealanders to deal with such a radical change in culture? Mark Price reports.
Queenstown will look to increase its annual 15% share of Chinese visitors to New Zealand after the announcement China Southern Airlines will fly daily to Queenstown Airport's partner, Auckland International Airport, from November 1.
A "cycle hub" accreditation programme to help holiday parks attract international and New Zealand cyclists has been launched by the Holiday Accommodation Parks Association New Zealand.
The opening of a joint New Zealand immigration and tourism office in Shanghai is a welcome move and will help simplify the process for Chinese tourists wanting to visit the Wakatipu, Destination Queenstown says.
A planned air race for corporate high-flyers may bring up to 40 privately-owned jet aircraft to the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow next April and boost business links between China and New Zealand.
The no-vacancy sign for the Rugby World Cup is about to be hung up by Dunedin accommodation providers.
A snapshot of the New Zealand tourism industry and the challenges it faces offers no surprises for the resort, which "lives and breathes tourism", Destination Queenstown (DQ) says.
Tiny Samoa, if not intent on stealing a march on the rest of the world, has set its sights on stealing time: 24 hours to be precise.
The importance of landlocked Queenstown and Wanaka to tourism nationally will be stressed when the Queenstown Lakes District Council makes submissions on a land transport strategy for the next 30 years.