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 from 2012

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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 TSS Earnslaw entering Queenstown Bay

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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 Queenstown New Zealand

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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 Queenstown New Zealand

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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