Queenstown Convention Bureau News

Here you will find the latest Queenstown Convention Bureau news which includes everything from local conference and incentive product updates or enhancements to industry awards and announcements.

Blog posts by Louise Jennis

Autumn Bureau Remarks from the Queenstown Convention Bureau

By Louise Jennis on 3 March 2014
Autumn Bureau Remarks from the Queenstown Convention Bureau

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Summer Bureau Remarks from the Queenstown Convention Bureau

By Louise Jennis on 4 December 2013
Summer Bureau Remarks from the Queenstown Convention Bureau

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Public Kitchen & Bar

Good honest Kiwi fare and waterside dining key to Queenstown’s newest dining establishment

By Louise Jennis on 18 November 2013
Good honest Kiwi fare sourced locally and designed to bring people together is the key concept behind Public Kitchen & Bar, Queenstown’s newest restaurant offering opening from Friday 15th November.

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Advisors learn about careers in tourism

By Louise Jennis on 11 November 2013
Queenstown Resort College will this week show careers advisors from around New Zealand that tourism is a serious vocation.

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Josh Emett to open 2nd Queenstown restaurant

By Louise Jennis on 4 October 2013
Queenstown’s celebrity chef Josh Emett is to open a second restaurant in town – taking over vacated Tatler premises down The Mall.

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Professionalism and safety focus of appearance medicine conference

By Louise Jennis on 6 August 2013
Professionalism and safety standards were the focus for over 150 medical professionals working within the growing appearance medicine field at their annual conference in Queenstown this week.

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Adventure guru Steve Gurney chases next buzz in Queenstown

By Louise Jennis on 30 July 2013
Kiwi adventure sport legend Steve Gurney is seeking a new adrenalin buzz by establishing his business in Queenstown.

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Multi-million dollar Spirit of Queenstown makes her way South in time for summer

By Louise Jennis on 25 July 2013
Queenstown’s newest tourism attraction moved a step closer to opening today (July 25 2013) when Southern Discoveries’ multi-million dollar catamaran was launched into the Coral Sea to start her long journey to Lake Wakatipu.

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Skyline Queenstown revamps mountain-top café with a distinctly international flavour

By Louise Jennis on 21 June 2013
Premier New Zealand tourism operator Skyline Queenstown is making a substantial investment in an extensive refurbishment of its mountain-top café.

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Jervois Steak House teams with Sofitel in Queenstown to become new signature restaurant for hotel guests

By Louise Jennis on 17 June 2013
The Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa is sharing its taste for the good life and great dining with its guests, signing up the recently opened Jervois Steak House (JSH) as its official signature restaurant partner.

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Winter Bureau Remarks from the Queenstown Convention Bureau

By Louise Jennis on 10 June 2013
Winter Bureau Remarks from the Queenstown Convention Bureau

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The Spa at Millbrook wins 2013 Best Luxury Wellness Spa

By Louise Jennis on 24 April 2013
Queenstown’s five-star Millbrook Resort is delighted to announce that The Spa at Millbrook has been named as the Winner of the Best Luxury Wellness Spa for Australasia & Oceania in the World Luxury Hotel Awards.

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PM Convention Centre endorsement welcomed

By Louise Jennis on 23 April 2013
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has welcomed Prime Minister John Key’s proposed extra investment in tourism which it anticipates will extend to funding for the development of convention centres, including the proposed Queenstown convention centre.

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Heritage Hotel announces new General Manager

By Louise Jennis on 9 April 2013
Heritage Hotel Management is delighted to announce Donna Stewart to the role of general manager of Heritage Queenstown.

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Queenstown’s Touch of Spice named one of the world’s best luxury travel experts

By Louise Jennis on 9 April 2013
Owner and CEO Jacqui Spice is the only New Zealander to be featured in the UK magazine’s ‘little black book’, fittingly entitled ‘The Experts’.

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Queenstown Convention Centre Progress

By Louise Jennis on 12 March 2013
The development of a world-class convention centre in one of the most exciting settings in Australasia has taken a step forward with the selection of a consortium to take the project to the next stage.

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New Arrowtown restaurant a recipe for success

By Louise Jennis on 12 March 2013
With a prime historic Arrowtown location, fresh seasonal menu, top Central Otago wines, and warm Southern hospitality, the new owners of Postmasters restaurant believe they’ve hit on the perfect recipe for success.

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Autumn Bureau Remarks from the Queenstown Convention Bureau

By Louise Jennis on 5 March 2013
Autumn Bureau Remarks from the Queenstown Convention Bureau - the quarterly newsletter from the Queenstown Convention Bureau with new and updated product information for conference and incentive clients.

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Skyline Queenstown

Save the date for Queenstown’s Wedding Show!

By Louise Jennis on 14 December 2012
White frocks, flowers, tuxedos and elaborate cake designs will take centre stage at Queenstown’s Wedding Show on 11th May next year.

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Summer Bureau Remarks from the Queenstown Convention Bureau

By Louise Jennis on 4 December 2012
The quarterly update from the Queenstown Convention Bureau with updates on airlines, activites, venues and services in Queenstown.

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Hall upgrade sparks conference business influx

By Louise Jennis on 26 October 2012
Queenstown’s Memorial Hall – still in the middle of an upgrade – is attracting a conference-booking bonanza to the Wakatipu.

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Couples flock to Queenstown to marry

By Louise Jennis on 9 October 2012
More couples are choosing Queenstown's idyllic surrounds to tie the knot

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Bureau Remarks

By Louise Jennis on 31 August 2012
Spring Bureau Remarks from the Queenstown Convention Bureau

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Teppanyaki and Wagyu beef on menu in Queenstown

By Louise Jennis on 16 August 2012
A new Japanese and Teppanyaki restaurant to be launched in Queenstown early next month will also be the home of the highest quality Wagyu Beef available in New Zealand.

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Skyline Star Gazing: Queenstown skies perfect setting for new star gazing experience

By Louise Jennis on 16 August 2012
The clear, unpolluted skies of Queenstown will provide the perfect setting for Skyline Queenstown’s new stargazing experience launching later this month.

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Travel and Leisure magazine places Sofitel on ‘World's best list'

By Louise Jennis on 11 July 2012
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa has been listed by respected American magazine Travel+Leisure in their 2012 World’s Best Awards as one of the top City Hotels in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.

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Hoteliers desperate for conference centre

By Louise Jennis on 18 June 2012
Major industry players claim Queenstown’s hotel industry has largely fallen on tough times – and only a conference centre will save it.

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Flying Trestles has expansion plans

By Louise Jennis on 18 June 2012
A new business partner has been brought on board by Queenstown catering company Flying Trestles to help it expand further in the Wakatipu.

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Wakatipu Grill Finalist for Restaurant of the Year

By Louise Jennis on 18 June 2012
Wakatipu Grill has been nominated as a finalist in the prestigious Cuisine 2012 NZ Restaurant of the Year Awards.

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“Beyond convention” to draw in business events customers

By Louise Jennis on 18 June 2012
Tourism New Zealand has introduced a new campaign to internationally market the business events sector and its ability to exceed expectations.

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Queenstown polls as number one destination for Kiwis

By Louise Jennis on 18 June 2012
Queenstown has polled as the number one destination for Kiwi travellers according to a survey of 17,000 New Zealanders by Travelbug, the travel website run by Trade Me.

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Queenstown officially opens for ski season

By Louise Jennis on 18 June 2012
With snow blanketing the mountains overnight, Queenstown is buzzing with excitement ahead of tomorrow’s official start to the 2012 ski season.

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Winter Bureau Remarks from the Queenstown Convention Bureau

By Louise Jennis on 5 June 2012
Quarterly update from Destination Queenstown’s C&I team

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Iconic tourism operator Nomad Safaris invests in new 4WD fleet

By Louise Jennis on 1 June 2012
One of New Zealand’s most established 4WD tour operators is investing in a new fleet of Land Cruisers to take passengers into some of the country’s most stunning backcountry in the latest comfort, safety and style.

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Queenstown hosts NZ conference and incentive organisers

By Louise Jennis on 1 June 2012
A group of conference sector professionals with the potential to bring millions of dollars of business to Queenstown have been targeted to experience the resort town’s offerings firsthand.

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International climate science conference

By Louise Jennis on 25 May 2012
Between 350 and 400 of the world's leading climate scientists will descend upon Queenstown in 2014, for the general assembly of Stratospheric Processes and their Role in Climate [SPARC].

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 Lindauer Queenstown Winter Festival opening night fireworks

Queenstown Winter Festival – winter starts here!

By Louise Jennis on 19 April 2012
One of the best times of year to visit Queenstown, see the landscape in all its glory and experience its electric atmosphere is during the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival at the end of June.

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Convention Centre will boost NZ economy

By Louise Jennis on 19 April 2012
Development of a national convention centre will give a major boost to New Zealand’s economy, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says.

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Two of New Zealand’s leading event companies join forces

By Louise Jennis on 16 March 2012
Touch of Spice Events and Exclusive Events NZ now operate under the Touch of Spice Events banner - a business move that will see significant growth in the Touch of Spice Events divisions in both Auckland and Queenstown.

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Autumn Bureau Remarks from the Queenstown Convention Bureau

By Louise Jennis on 7 March 2012
Welcome – Queenstown update

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Eichardt's Hotel judged one of world's best

By Louise Jennis on 30 January 2012
Eichardt's Private Hotel, in Queenstown, has been hailed alongside the Ritz of London as one of the world's best hotels by a British travel bible.

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Talented Christchurch chef joins team at Heritage Queenstown

By Louise Jennis on 20 December 2011
When February’s Christchurch earthquake saw his hotel confined within the central Red Zone, it spelled the end of chef Adrian Lowrey’s 12-year career in the Garden City.

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Celebrating the Remarkable in Local Government

By Louise Jennis on 20 December 2011
All that is remarkable in local government will be celebrated and showcased next year with the inaugural Local Government New Zealand Wellbeing Awards.

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Queenstown Airport in top 10 best airport approaches in the world

By Louise Jennis on 8 December 2011
The approach to Queenstown Airport features among the 10 most stunning in the world. Placed seventh, the Airport was the only one in the Southern Hemisphere to make the international top 10.

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$17m sport facilities plan presented

By Louise Jennis on 27 October 2011
Proposed sports field, court and Queenstown Event Centre developments costing $17 million were yesterday presented to the Queenstown Lakes District Council as part of Lakes Leisure's master facilities plan 2011.

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NZ tourism showcased at world incentive travel expo

By Louise Jennis on 27 October 2011
Tourism New Zealand made another significant step towards growing the business events sector in New Zealand this month by sponsoring the New Zealand stand at IMEX America in Las Vegas during October 11-13.

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Entrepreneurs’ Organisation (EO) staging a four-day conference in Queenstown

By Louise Jennis on 13 October 2011
Queenstown is to host one of the biggest groups of financial heavy-hitters it’s ever seen.

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