Travel Sector

Pacific Pearl set to launch in Auckland

Pacific Pearl New Zealand Launch

P&O Cruises would launch its 1800-passenger super liner, Pacific Pearl, in Auckland, New Zealand to make it ship’s home port for making its easy to travel to Australia and the pacific Islands.

August witnesses lesser visitors to NZ

August witnesses lesser visitors to NZ

During August, the number of visitors to New Zealand dropped by 1% i. e 161,000, as compared to the figures for the same month last year.

The drop in the number of visitors from Japan, Korea and China was 39%, 34% and 29% respectively.

The average duration of stay of the visitors also dropped from 18 days to 17 days.

However, there was an increase of 12%, i. e 9600, visitors from Australia; and 7%, i. e 700, increase from the United States.

"Go All The Way" Ad campaign set to woo backpackers

George Hickton, the Chief Executive of Tourism New Zealand

New Zealand Tourism is going to launch its $2 million tourism advertisement campaign wooing travelers who continued their traveling activities despite the global financial crisis. The campaign, dubbed as "Go All The Way," was launched by George Hickton, the Chief Executive of Tourism New Zealand, in Auckland amid trials for travelers.

NZ witnesses 2.6 % fall in spending by international visitors

A fall in spending by UK visitors to New Zealand was seen by 18.6 percent, to $826 million, in the year to June from the earlier year. On the other hand, spending by international visitors fell 2.6 percent.

The Ministry of Tourism specifies that a sum of $6 billion in the year to June was spent by international visitors.

President Key encourages Kiwis to invite friends over

President Key encourages Kiwis to invite friends over

It has appeared that Prime Minister John Key is encouraging everyone to invite their overseas-based friends and family for a visit to New Zealand - the invitation being a part of a "Great Kiwi Invite" campaign launched by Tourism New Zealand with the aim of strengthening international visitor numbers.

Mr. Key along with the Tourism Minister said: "New Zealanders are known as great travelers, and as result so many of us have connections overseas."

Drop seen in Auckland visitor numbers


Total guest nights across New Zealand have fallen one percent for May, due to a 14% fall in international visitors staying in Auckland.

The limit was somewhat controlled by a rise in overseas visitors staying in Canterbury and Otago in nationwide guests' nights in May to 1 per cent, compared to a year earlier.

It was revealed by the figures released by Statistics New Zealand (SNZ) today that there has been a drop in domestic visitors staying in Auckland accommodation, but by a lesser 3 percent.