Media releases about travel and tourism.

14 January 2016

NZ golf tourism set to get trans-Tasman boost

Golf tourism in New Zealand is set to get a boost after the launch of the Great NZ Golf Guide, a new AA Traveller/Tourism New Zealand partner publication that will highlight the very best New Zealand ... Read more

15 December 2015

Demand for travel information grows as summer sets in

New Zealand’s love for a good summer adventure has seen domestic travel experts AA Traveller distribute more than three million maps and guides to keep up with growing demand. “Almost 10,000 AA maps a... Read more

20 October 2015

10 summer swimming holes

It’s a Kiwi summer tradition – grabbing your towel and togs and heading to wherever you can dip, dive and drop into some water, but where are the best places to go? The editorial team on AA Directions... Read more

28 September 2015

Popularity of new guide fuelled by pedal power

New Zealanders love their bikes and the speed at which the 2016 New Zealand Cycle Trail Guide has disappeared off shelves proves it. The second edition landed this month and within three weeks more th... Read more

25 September 2015

Summer holiday accommodation booking up fast, says AA Traveller

If you haven’t booked your summer holiday accommodation yet, you may be about to miss out on popular properties. Last year summer bookings with AA Traveller were up 30% on the previous year, and with ... Read more

7 September 2015

Qualmark now 100% Tourism New Zealand owned

The ownership structure of the tourism industry’s official quality assurance organisation, Qualmark, has changed with Tourism New Zealand acquiring the 40% share owned by the New Zealand Automobile As... Read more

31 August 2015

Hamilton motel’s 24-hour approach wins national award

Hamilton motel Astra Motor Lodge never sleeps. Located near Waikato Hospital the team receives calls at all hours from the Intensive Care Unit or emergency departments asking for rooms for family memb... Read more

31 August 2015

Watch out for monkeys and false teeth

When it comes to travel disasters the team at AA Travel Insurance has heard its fair share of horror stories. In the first half of this year AA Travel Insurance has received 13 claims of personal item... Read more

18 August 2015

National award in arms reach for three moteliers

When it comes to outstanding customer service, three motels have proven they’re the best in the industry and are now up for a national award.Far flung Stewart Island’s Bay Motel, Radfords on the Lake ... Read more

25 June 2015

Masterton holiday park tops in hospitality

It was countless examples of sacrifices made for guests that won Mawley Holiday Park in Masterton the AA Traveller Spirit of Hospitality Award last night at the Holiday Parks Conference in Auckland. A... Read more

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