July 2018

In this month’s update, read about new resources for trade, award winners and new products.

Poor Knights Island

NATIONAL    

ManaBus and Naked Bus have ceased operations from July 2018.     

NORTHLAND     

New Northland trade portal 

Northland has a brand new online trade portal which houses Northland resources and tools to inspire trade to tell their story, and to help sell Northland to the world. 
www.northlandnz.com/northland-inc/traveltrade
    

TAUPO    

New night scenic cruise from Chris Jolly Outdoors

Chris Jolly Outdoors has just launched ‘Knight Rider Scenic Cruises’, a first-of-its-kind activity on Lake Taupo, offering even more unique activities for your clients to do this Winter. 
www.chrisjolly.co.nz/knight-rider
    

ROTORUA    

Rotorua attraction selected as one of the world’s best experiences

Tamaki Māori Village’s Hangi Dinner and Performance has been voted the seventh best experience in the world in the inaugural TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for experiences.
www.tamakimaorivillage.co.nz
    

Rotorua's Te Puia opens a new tā moko studio

Visitors to Te Puia in Rotorua, will be able to take away a permanent reminder of their visit at the new tā moko studio.
www.tepuia.com/news/ta-moko-studio-opens-its-doors


WAIRARAPA    

Wairarapa tourism operators awarded top Qualmark award 

Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre and Tui Brewery both located on SH2 and Tranzit Group have been awarded the Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award. 
www.wairarapanz.com/media-releases/wairarapa-tourism-operators-awarded-top-qualmark-award-sh2-turns-gold
    

WELLINGTON    

 ZQN – WLG schedule a boost for business 

Air New Zealand will increase its A320 services between ZQN and WGN by one return service per week from the end of October to March, taking the total number of return jet services on the route to two per day, seven days a week.    


KAIKOURA    

South Pacific acquires Wings Over Whales 

Helicopter operator South Pacific Helicopters NZ has expanded into fixed-wing scenic tours with the acquisition of Wings Over Whales Kaikōura.
www.whales.co.nz
    

CANTERBURY    

Canterbury Trails new tour

To compliment their extensive selection of Short Hops, Canterbury Trails are now offring the “Grand Traverse” one day transfer-tour between Christchurch and Queenstown.
www.canterburytrails.co.nz
     

QUEENSTOWN    

New Thunder Jet Experience 

Go Orange Thunder Jet are now offering a brand new 25-minute Thunder Jet experience aimed at families. 
www.goorange.co.nz/en/experiences/go-jet-boat
    

SOUTHLAND     

Smartourism acquires new boutique property

Smartourism has added The Bank Manager’s Apartment in to their portfolio. The 2-bedroom Art Deco apartment is in the heart of Central Southland, Winton. 
www.smartourism.co.nz/accommodation-operators/new-the-bank-manager-s-apartment-winton-southland