Tourism New Zealand has launched an updated version of its Halal Food Guide in a bid to improve the overall visitor experience for Muslim travellers and provide them with a more comprehensive overview of halal culinary options around the country. Since the launch of the Halal Food Guide in 2016, the 2017/18 edition now includes
Auckland’s iconic harbour bridge will be lit up for New Zealand’s national day, Waitangi Day. Waitangi Day celebrates the signing of the founding document, The Treaty of Waitangi on February 6 1840. The Auckland Harbour Bridge will put on an audio-visual display of stunning Māori imagery and sounds throughout the weekend to mark this occasion. The Waitangi Vector Lights
New Zealand, 22 SEPTEMBER 2017: Hairy feet and lembas bread will be the order of the day at Hobbiton Movie Set today (22 September) as they celebrate International Hobbit Day. Happy Hobbits are set to party, celebrating not only International Hobbit Day but the birthdays of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins. An ‘unexpected party’ of fans will
MALAYSIA, 6 February 2017 – : Ex-Formula One driver Alex Yoong will be trading in his fast car for the bike and his own engine, when he takes on The Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race through the South Island’s Southern Alps next week. Yoong is in New Zealand to compete in the Pioneer MTB race with
MALAYSIA, 11 January 2017: A record breaking 50,160 Malaysians have visited New Zealand in the year ending November 2016, representing a 48.4% increase compared to 2015. This is according to new data released by Tourism New Zealand. The data also revealed that the number of holiday arrivals from Malaysia to New Zealand in the same
MALAYSIA, 9 December: Imagine if you could travel as a Hobbit through the real Middle-earth? Or an Elf? A Dwarf? A Wizard? What journey would you take through New Zealand? To celebrate 15 years as the real Middle-earth, Tourism New Zealand has come up with a unique way for tourists to explore the country –
This month SLH welcomes five independently-minded hotels to its portfolio. From a stately home in Queenstown to a classic alpine lodge in Austria there is plenty for the discerning traveller to choose from. Owl and the Pussycat Hotel: Galle, Sri Lanka Rooms from 26800 LKR (approx. USD181) per night www.slh.com/owl One of Sri Lanka’s newest
MALAYSIA, 22 November 2016 – New Zealand’s tourism industry has become the country’s top export earner, contributing $14.5 billion into the economy and directly employing over 188,000 people for the year ending March 2016. Steven Dixon, Regional Manager, South and South East Asia at Tourism New Zealand, says, “Tourism benefits all New Zealanders and the level
Singapore, 21 November, 2016 – As 2016 comes towards a close and the final credits for the year are about to roll, Wego.com, the leading travel search site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, reflects on some new destinations that starred in some of this year’s most popular film releases. “At Wego, we’ve examined
Filmmaker James Cameron is sharing his love of New Zealand, fronting a new video that gives the world a glimpse of what it is about the country that captivates him like nowhere else. In collaboration with Tourism New Zealand, Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis Cameron spent four days filming, taking in the natural wonders
Fans of Sir Peter Jackson’s famed Hobbit trilogies can now follow in the footsteps of the cast and crew and journey through New Zealand taking in remarkable and diverse natural landscape while enjoying the warm hospitality Kiwis are known for.
Leading global hospitality management company Swiss-Belhotel International has announced a special promotion for families at its flagship New Zealand resort, Swiss-Belresort Coronet Peak.
Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa has been named New Zealand’s Best Ski Hotel in the inaugural World Ski Awards, which took place in Austria on November 16.
The Owner’s Cottage is superbly positioned to capture uninterrupted lake and mountain views, and with all of the amenities one could wish for, all designed by the inimitable Virginia Fisher.
2013 is thought to be challenging as the effects of recession in the US and Europe will be felt in Asia. However, in the current news, it is predicted that the economies within the Asian region will still remain resilient, albeit going on a slower pace compared to 2012.