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Destination Queenstown Media Releases

Keep up with Queenstown's latest updates with media releases for media and broadcasting professionals researching Queenstown, New Zealand.

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Queenstown’s Welcome to Winter campaign nabs major Australian cinematography award

Wednesday 13 November 2019 (Queenstown, New Zealand)

Destination Queenstown’s Welcome to Winter campaign has picked up a major cinematography award in Australia.

New Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival director appointed

Thursday 5 September 2019 (Queenstown, New Zealand)

Destination Queenstown is delighted to announce the appointment of Harald Ulriksen to the position of Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival Director.

Queenstown’s tourism office put the environment in the spotlight with sustainability initiatives and commitment

27 June, 2019 (Queenstown, New Zealand)

Destination Queenstown (DQ) is highlighting the environmental initiatives happening around Queenstown while addressing its own environmental impact and committing to change.

Take Me To Queenstown mural has Sydney-siders dreaming of winter adventures

Thursday 23 May, 2019 (Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia)

A prominent Surry Hills, Sydney, address is featuring a vibrant patch of Queenstown in the lead up to winter 2019—with an exciting travel prize up for grabs.

Queenstown sets the stage for Travel Bootcamp this spring

Tuesday 7 May, 2019 (Queenstown, New Zealand) 

Queenstown will host travel content creators, bloggers and social media tastemakers at the first international iteration of a game-changing media conference this October.

Auckland and Queenstown join forces to attract the high-value, long-haul incentive market 

Wednesday 5 December, 2018 (Queenstown & Auckland, New Zealand)

A strategic MoU between Auckland Convention Bureau and Queenstown Convention Bureau will see the bureaux working together as a dual destination proposition.

Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival and Festival Director nominated for New Zealand events awards

Tuesday 4 December, 2018 (Queenstown, New Zealand)

The Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival and its director Rae Baker have been named finalists in the 2018 New Zealand Events Association Event Awards.

The Festival has been named a finalist in the Best Regional Event 2018 category.

Festival Director Rae Baker is a finalist in the Best Event Professional 2018 category.

Winter, already? Queenstown brings the snow to Australia in anticipation of 2019 season

Monday 19 November, 2018 (Sydney, Australia)

Destination Queenstown has launched its winter 2019 campaign in Australia, inviting them to tap into our adventurous spirit and discover what makes winter in Queenstown unique.

Queenstown named most influential destination at C&I award event 

Wednesday 7 November 2018 (Queenstown, New Zealand) 

Queenstown has been named the ‘most influential destination’ in the 2018 Goldfinger Awards in China.

Queenstown to host US and Kiwi golf managers for biennial conference this spring

Wednesday 19 September, 2018 (Queenstown, New Zealand)

Golf club managers from around New Zealand alongside counterparts from the United States will gather in Queenstown next month for their biennial conferences.

Make an impression on Queenstown at the 2018 Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival

Thursday 14 June, 2018 (Queenstown, New Zealand)

Destination Queenstown is inviting both the local community and Queenstown’s visitors to ‘make their mark’ on two iconic buildings during next week’s Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival.

Destination Queenstown renews storytelling collaboration with MiNDFOOD to drive autumn travel

Tuesday 6 March 2018 (Queenstown, New Zealand) 

Destination Queenstown has teamed up with the beautiful MiNDFOOD magazine again in 2018 to deliver a story-driven campaign to promote domestic travel to the four season resort in autumn.

Destination Queenstown launches Queenstown Week for vitally important Australian market

Monday 30 October 2017 (Queenstown, New Zealand) 

Queenstown Week is a new and innovative business-to-business event that is being held this year in place of the Australian Roadshow usually taken to Australia by Destination Queenstown.

Destination Queenstown unveils new official visitor website to inspire travellers

Thursday 2 March 2017 (Queenstown, New Zealand) 

Destination Queenstown has unveiled a brand new website to showcase New Zealand’s favourite visitor destination this week.

Queenstown tourism’s economic input surges above $2 billion

Thursday 1 December 2016 (Queenstown, New Zealand)

Queenstown’s tourism industry has reaffirmed its status as the district’s major economic driver with annual tourism expenditure surpassing $2 billion for the first time.

China’s largest online outbound travel agency to open storefront in Queenstown

Thursday 17 November 2016 (Queenstown, New Zealand)

China’s largest online outbound travel agent is opening its first Southern Hemisphere shopfront in Queenstown.

Business as usual for Queenstown after Kaikoura earthquakes

Wednesday 16 November 2016 (Queenstown, New Zealand)

Destination Queenstown is reassuring travellers and the international travel trade that Queenstown is open for business following the recent earthquakes in Kaikoura.

2017 Queenstown Winter Festival Dates Announced

27 July, 2016 (Queenstown, New Zealand)

The dates for Queenstown’s new four-day Queenstown Winter Festival have been confirmed for 22 to 25 June 2017.

The countdown to spring is on with new Queenstown campaign

Wednesday July 20, 2016 (Queenstown, New Zealand)

Today, Destination Queenstown kicks off the “Countdown to Spring”, a new campaign designed to entice Australian travellers to New Zealand’s favourite visitor destination this spring.