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ITC Industry News Bulletin #5

Posted on 18/06/2015 by
In this week's Industry News Bulletin, Jetstar announces new flights, Air New Zealand cleans up at the Paris Air Show Awards and the cruise industry is going from strength to strength

In this week’s Industry News Bulletin, Jetstar announces new flights, Air New Zealand cleans up at the Paris Air Show Awards and the cruise industry is going from strength to strength

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New air services a boost for tourism

Jetstar today announced it will add new flights to at least four regional New Zealand destinations. The Tourism Industry Association believes this will have a positive impact on New Zealand tourism, making it easier for people to access remote areas of the country. “Offering them [tourists] more good value options for flights will definitely boost that spending,” said TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts. 

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Kiwis taking to cruise industry in greater numbers than ever before

New Zealand is one of the world’s fastest-growing cruise markets, with the number of Kiwis taking to the seas increasing steadily. According to recent research by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), Kiwi cruisers spent around 680,000 days at sea last year. The market has grown by 17.3 per cent since 2009.

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IN BRIEF

Air New Zealand’s premium economy wins big at 2015 World Airline Awards

Air New Zealand’s premium economy class has been formally recognised at the Paris Air Show. The airline took home all three awards in the premium economy category, winning ‘Best Premium Economy Class’, ‘Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat’ and ‘Best Premium Economy Onboard Catering’. Congratulations Air New Zealand! Read more.

Boeing gets 100-plane order at Paris Air Show

The Paris Air Show kicked off earlier this week (15 June) and featured 100 Boeing 737s – the largest order for one type of plane of the event. The Paris Air Show is the largest and longest-running aerospace trade show in the world. Read more.

Air New Zealand appoints world renowned wine consultants

Two of the world’s leading wine judges have joined Air New Zealand’s wine selection programme. Read more.

New Zealand wins again: Chinese mega-star picks Aotearoa for family celebration

Another renowned Chinese celebrity will be visiting New Zealand,  further boosting our reputation in this important market. Read more.

Air New Zealand introduces new Premium Economy flights

Travellers to Bali and the Pacific Islands will soon have the option to fly Premium Economy with Air New Zealand, the airline announced yesterday. Read more.

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