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The star attraction of next month’s annual hot air balloon festival in Wairarapa will be a giant panda bear, making its first trip outside of the United States to fly exclusively in New Zealand at the Wairarapa event. ‘Pandy’, the big boy from Texas will fly alongside approximately 25 other hot air balloons in the fourday event 08-11MAR. Built in Brazil, Pandy stands as tall as an eight-storey building. www.nzballoons.co.nzRead the full post
Viresh Mathur has been promoted to the permanent role of hotel manager of CityLife Wellington A Heritage Hotel, located on Lambton Quay. He has been acting manager for the hotel for the past few months. Prior to this he was executive assistant manager of the Heritage Christchurch.Read the full post
The four-day annual Wairarapa balloon festival will go ahead this year starting on Thursday 08MAR.Read the full post
Revenue from visitors to the two i-SITEs operated by Positively Wellington Tourism (PWT) has increased by close to $400,000 in the past six months. PWT chief executive David Perks says takings
at the i-SITE in Civic Square and the Interislander i-SITE increased 22% in the first half of the 2011/12 financial year, when compared to the same period the year before.
Wellington’s ‘Rock’ terminal has been named No. 4 among the world’s top ten airport terminals by travel website Frommers. Top spot went to Jeddah’s Hajj Terminal, with Leifur Eriksson Air Terminal, Keflavik, Iceland and the Incheon terminal at Seoul filling out the top three.
The ratings were made based on ‘cleanliness, services, on-time departures, navigation and the ease of getting to and from a city’s center,’
USA Today reported.
Promoters of Te Waka, a major cultural tourism attraction for Auckland’s waterfront, have offered to save ratepayer funds and build a new cruise ship terminal into its design if the government and Auckland Council make Queens Wharf available for its location.Read the full post
Logan Brown chef Shaun Clouston has opened the WLG pop up restaurant kitchen in Melbourne, following up last September’s sell-out Sydney promotion. WLG is proving just as popular, with 500 tickets selling within 25 minutes of being released. Pre-sale tickets sold out last week, but limited walk in spots are available nightly, says Positively Wellington Tourism general manager marketing Sarah Meikle.Read the full post