Media releases about travel and tourism.

5 December 2016

AA backs proposal to boost regional tourism infrastructure

The AA supports a proposal to create a national fund dedicated to tackling the infrastructure challenges impacting tourism in our regions. AA General Manager Travel and Tourism Grant Lilly says most N... Read more

3 November 2016

Commerce Commission’s stance on OTAs weak – AA

The Commerce Commission’s acceptance of a partial concession by two global online travel agent (OTAs) giants to amend contracts with their Kiwi clients does little to benefit tourism in New Zealand. T... Read more

3 November 2016

AA Traveller intensifies focus on domestic travel

More information, more experiences, more choices and easier ways to book New Zealand accommodation and activities will soon be unveiled to travellers. AA Traveller has been involved in New Zealand’s t... Read more

31 August 2016

Industry recognises significant impact of Cycle Trail Guide on tourism growth

The highly successful New Zealand Cycle Trail Guide has just been recognised as a finalist in the 2016 New Zealand Tourism Awards for its substantial impact on regional tourism. The guide, a collabora... Read more

14 July 2016

Padding out the school holiday winter to-do list

Colder months usually see New Zealanders rug up, all except the people who know how to make the most of it. They’re inspiring the rest of us in the winter issue of AA Directions. Father and son David ... Read more

23 June 2016

Open eyes and ears earn holiday park a national award

After going head to head with some of the best rated holiday parks in New Zealand, Russell Top 10 Holiday Park was announced as the winner of the 2016 AA Traveller Spirit of Hospitality Award. The par... Read more

14 June 2016

National award recognises top hospitality standard

Five New Zealand Holiday Parks are finalists for a national award for mastering the art of turning an average holiday into a memorable one. Russell Top 10 Holiday Park, Hot Water Beach Top 10 Holiday ... Read more

17 May 2016

AA Traveller welcomes additional Cycle Trail funding

AA Traveller welcomes the government’s increased commitment to Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail with an additional $25 million in funding over the next four years. The funding boost represent... Read more

4 April 2016

Road trippers find more to small towns than beauty

Jumping in a car to hit the beach or to go to a favourite spot are fairly standard reasons for a Kiwi road trip, but what about finding out about who you are? “More and more people are travelling to t... Read more

22 March 2016

Domestic NZ travel opens up with AA Traveller Great Spot sale

AA Traveller is putting domestic travel on sale for the next few months – and there’s a very good reason. Tourism has been booming over the last year with international arrivals up more than 300,000 i... Read more

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