Media releases about travel and tourism.

29 May 2017

Kiwis prefer trainers to TVs in winter

More than half of us think of ourselves as home-bodies over winter, according to a new AA Traveller survey, but we’re a lot more active than we give ourselves credit for. The survey asked AA Members w... Read more

23 January 2017

AA Traveller’s favourite family beaches

Packing the car full of kids, stuff and maybe the dog can be an ordeal, but the hardest part is finding somewhere everyone actually wants to go. Thankfully New Zealand is full of family-friendly beach... Read more

13 January 2017

Kiwis identify the best spots for when you’ve just got to go

Convenience and character – turns out that’s what we look for in a public loo. Fresh cut flowers, the existence of toilet paper (as opposed to none), art, architecture, music and even attendants also ... Read more

19 December 2016

Commitment to Kaikoura coastal route provides certainty

The AA welcomes the Government’s commitment to reinstating the coastal route to Kaikoura. Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced that the existing State Highway 1 and rail corridor to the no... Read more

19 December 2016

A summer of Must Do’s for Kiwi travellers

Just in time for summer, AA Traveller has presented a freshly collated, vibrant collection of absolute Must-Do’s for Kiwi holidaymakers. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the original 101 Must D... Read more

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

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