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Destination Queenstown Media Releases
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Queenstown wakes to first major snowfall for 2021
Tuesday 18 May 2021 (Queenstown, New Zealand)
Queenstown has been transformed into a winter wonderland this morning, with the first major snowfall blanketing the mountains surrounding the alpine town. The snowfall provides a glimpse of the winter season to come and Destination Queenstown interim chief executive Ann Lockhart says Kiwi and Australian snow fans should start getting ready to visit for their snow adventures and ski holidays.
Second round of Business Events Incentive Scheme now open
Monday 17 May 2021 (Queenstown, New Zealand)
The Southern Lakes Events Investment Panel (SLEIP) is now seeking applications for the second round of the Business Events Incentive Scheme. Open today, associations, conference organisers, corporate companies and incentive organisers can apply for the funding scheme via the Southern Lakes Event Fund website.
Destination Queenstown Chief Executive Appointed
Monday 8 March 2021 (Queenstown, New Zealand)
Destination Queenstown is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Abbot to the position of Chief Executive. Mr Abbot, who has extensive experience in senior tourism and marketing positions, both overseas and in New Zealand, will commence his role in July.
Queenstown a big winner at the 2020 World Travel Awards
13 November 2020, (Queenstown, New Zealand)
Queenstown has scored significant wins at the 27th Annual World Travel Awards, winning three of the major awards in the Oceania section and four out of eight titles in the New Zealand section.
Queenstown launches Home of Adventure brand with new domestic campaign
19 October 2020, (Queenstown, New Zealand)
Destination Queenstown is today launching its latest domestic campaign, unveiling the region’s Home of Adventure brand and giving Kiwis plenty of reasons to visit during the long days of spring and summer.
Destination Queenstown launches ‘Community Connection’ CSR programme
17 September 2020, (Queenstown, New Zealand)
Destination Queenstown and the Queenstown Convention Bureau have launched an innovative new corporate social responsibility programme called “Community Connection”. The programme is designed to connect business events organisers and delegates with local charitable organisations, showcasing ways to contribute to the region during their visit.
Skiers in Queenstown take first laps as winter kicks into gear
26 June 2020, (Queenstown, New Zealand)
Queenstown’s ski season kicked off today, as the lifts at Coronet Peak and Cardrona Alpine Resort started turning first thing.
Queenstown covered in first major snowfall for 2020
8 June 2020 (Queenstown, New Zealand)
Snow over the weekend has blanketed Queenstown's mountains, heralding Queenstown’s transformation for the winter season. The Southern Lakes ski areas are all set to open this season with Coronet Peak and Cardrona Alpine Resort scheduled to open on 26 June, Treble Cone scheduled to open on 27 June and The Remarkables Ski Area set to open on 4 July.
Queenstown: Come to me this winter
1 June 2020 (Queenstown, New Zealand)
A new campaign enticing Kiwis to Queenstown this winter kicked off this weekend. The campaign will showcase the amazing activities that make Queenstown a winter favourite, using an inspirational new winter video, showing on prime time television placements and promoted across a range of online channels, from 31 May.
Survey shows Queenstown is open for business
Friday 29 May 2020 (Queenstown, New Zealand)
A survey of local tourism businesses recently undertaken by Destination Queenstown shows that 96% of respondents will be open under level 2 for the winter season.
New DQ campaign to support Queenstown recovery
Wednesday 20 May 2020 (Queenstown, New Zealand)
Destination Queenstown’s program of marketing activity to support tourism, share the message that Queenstown is open for business, and invite Kiwi visitors back to the resort town, is well underway.
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.
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.