Ramada in Queenstown

RAMADA PRESENCE IN QUEENSTOWN WELCOMED AT OFFICIAL OPENING Local representatives open Queenstown’s first new hotel in five years Queenstown’s newest hotel, Ramada Hotels & Suites Queenstown Remarkables Park, was officially opened with a celebration attended by the companies behind the development and local political leaders. With an influx of overseas tourists spending an incredible $1.18 […]

A taste of France in Queenstown

A genuine taste of France at Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa The best of French regional cuisine masterfully blended with the finest local ingredients is being celebrated at Queenstown’s Left Bank Café during the day, operating as the Left Bank Bistro by night. The bistro is the only one of its kind in Queenstown and […]

Tianjin Airlines to fly from Auckland

Tianjin Airlines to Launch the First Chinese Flights from Auckland to Two Major Chinese Cities Tianjin Airlines Company Limited (“Tianjin Airlines”) which is Auckland’s Chinese carrier will launch the first Chinese flights from Auckland to Chongqing and Tianjin of China in December 2016 . The flights will operate between Tianjin , Chongqing and Auckland three times a week using an A330 aircraft. It will be the first Oceania route for Tianjin Airlines, which plans […]

Choice Hotels extends upscale offering to New Zealand

Choice Hotels Asia-Pac (Choice Hotels) has expanded its global upscale offering to New Zealand, with the launch of the boutique Ascend Hotel Collection and its newly signed partnership with Nugget Point Hotel in Queenstown. The upscale offering will complement Choice Hotels’ four existing brands – Econo Lodge, Comfort, Quality and Clarion – across its 32-strong […]

Christchurch Art Gallery : rooftop ‘Quasi’

Christchurch-born and internationally renowned artist Ronnie van Hout has had a huge hand in Christchurch Art Gallery’s latest outdoor installation. Quasi, a five-metre-tall sculpture of the artist’s hand and facial features, has been unveiled today on the Gallery’s rooftop, next to Gloucester Street. Van Hout’s highly visible work is a continuation of the Gallery’s Outer […]

New Culinary Serving in Christchurch

Continental Dishes Up Culinary Innovation Two well-known hospitality brands have teamed up in what might be termed ‘a meeting of minds’ to launch a cuisine ethos that benefits both diners and planet, in a re-opening Christchurch restaurant. A signature Heritage Raw Breakfast Bar is one of the innovative options available from this week to inner […]

So SPA now in Queenstown

Sofitel Luxury Hotels is delighted to announce the opening of the latest in its award-winning, global So SPA collection at Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa. The luxurious, newly re-branded So SPA promises to take guests on an unadulterated journey of relaxation and pampering from the moment they arrive. Following the launch of the French spa […]

#NZDronie – the ultimate selfie

Holiday makers will be able to share a unique video of themselves in some of the South Island’s most picturesque locations, thanks to Tourism New Zealand’s latest campaign to target Australian travellers. Launched with the support of regional tourism operators, the new campaign will see a drone (a remote controlled flying camera), travel around iconic […]

WiFi at Australian and New Zealand airports

In a quest to keep travellers up to date with the best ways to save money when they travel, Cheapflights.com.au has researched which airports in Australia and New Zealand offer free WiFi. Australia Adelaide – Free WiFi at hotspots throughout Adelaide Airport. Brisbane – An hour of free WiFi is offered in both the International and Domestic […]

Experience the best of summer with great deals from Oaks Hotels & Resorts

Experience the best of summer with great deals from Oaks Hotels & Resorts A summer getaway is now more affordable than ever with Oaks Hotels & Resorts’ wide range of great-value escapes at Australia and New Zealand’s favourite holiday destinations. From the tropics of North Queensland to the West Australian coastline and the city buzz […]