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Hotel Grand Chancellor James Cook Wellington - Reception

Hotel’s ‘go green’ dedication wins top award

June 10, 2014 • Accommodation, FeaturedComments (0)

A Wellington hotel whose dedication to staying ‘green’ is saving it money and helping save the planet has won the New Zealand hotel sector’s highest environmental accolade. James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor has won the Greenfield Hotel Industry Environmental Initiative Award 2014. It was announced at the New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference dinner at...

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Janelle McClintock, Outstanding young hotel executive 2014

Young hotel executive honoured for going beyond the call of duty

June 10, 2014 • Accommodation, FeaturedComments (0)

A young hotel executive who goes beyond the call of duty and has helped deliver excellent financial results for her employer has been named the Service IQ Hotel Industry Outstanding Young Executive of the Year. Janelle McClintock, Reservations Yield Manager...


Holiday parks rampaging ahead

June 3, 2014 • AccommodationComments (0)

As New Zealand holiday parks hit international TV screens, it’s a good time to be in the sector, with confidence reaching record levels. The Holiday Parks Business Confidence Monitor for April/May 2014 shows confidence levels are at +76, a healthy 11 index...


TV series showcases NZ holiday park fun

May 20, 2014 • Accommodation, FeaturedComments (0)

An international audience is set to discover the fun that holidaymakers can have staying at New Zealand holiday parks. Holiday parks throughout the country feature in a new Travel Channel show, RV Rampage, which makes its debut on New Zealand TV on Thursday...

Michael Baines

Education the key to safer tourist driving – MANZ

May 12, 2014 • Accommodation, FeaturedComments (0)

Greater education not greater restriction is the key to making our roads safer for tourists and kiwis alike, the Motel Association of New Zealand (MANZ) says. Knee-jerk calls to limit the ability of tourists from some countries to be able to drive in New...


Queenstown Resort College students join Global Hotel Competition

May 2, 2014 • Accommodation, FeaturedComments (0)

Three students from hospitality institute Queenstown Resort College (QRC) are currently competing in the global competition ‘Accor Takeoff!’ created by renowned Hotel Group Accor. After two successful editions of the competition in Europe and Asia, Accor...


Hotel Industry Awards – call for entries

April 28, 2014 • Accommodation, FeaturedComments (0)

New Zealand’s valuable hotel sector is looking to recognise individual and environmental excellence as it calls for entries for the 2014 Hotel Industry Awards. Entries are being sought for three awards: Hotel Industry Senior Executive of the Year – an...

Michael Baines

Local government funding review need to focus on equality – MANZ

April 14, 2014 • Accommodation, FeaturedComments (0)

It’s encouraging to see that the way local government is funded is being reviewed, however it is crucial that any potential changes aim to create a fairer system of revenue gathering, the Motel Association of New Zealand (MANZ) says. The review announced by...

Michael Baines

Living wage puts bill on those who cannot afford it – MANZ

April 1, 2014 • AccommodationComments (2)

The calls for a so-called living wage ignores economic reality and puts the cost on to mostly small businesses that cannot afford it, says the Motel Association of New Zealand (MANZ). New Zealand economic growth is still fragile and many small businesses such...


Holiday parks look forward to Tourism 2025 boost

March 24, 2014 • Accommodation, TourismComments (0)

All of New Zealand’s holiday parks are being encouraged to support the tourism industry’s new growth framework, Tourism 2025 – Growing Value Together/Whakatipu Uara Ngatahi. Released today, Tourism 2025 sets a strong direction for the next decade, which...