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Wednesday 26
July 2017
LATTE Luxury News Volume 278
CINZ MEETINGS 2017 Special Edition
This week, Lee Mylne recaps the highlights from her attendance at Conventions and Incentives New Zealand’s MEETINGS 2017 in an exclusive LATTE special edition
Why New Zealand is a dream destination for business and pleasure: Highlights from CINZ MEETINGS 2017
Conventions and Incentives New Zealand’s annual showcase opened with a welcome event for 650 at the Grand Millennium in Auckland, setting the tone for the next two days.
Connecting NZ
Real Journeys to build convention centre
The privately owned tourism business has announced a new convention and events centre to be built near Queenstown by 2020.
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Strong interest in Dunedin as a conference destination
The number of international conferences headed to the region shows there is an appetite for what the city has to offer.
Scottish heritage
The face of New Zealand
Award-winning inspirational speaker Ngahihi o te ra Bidois was the cultural advisor for Conventions & Incentives New Zealand’s MEETINGS 2017 event in Auckland recently.
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New beginnings for Sofitel
AccorHotels is set to build on its stock of New Zealand hotels under its Sofitel brand, to give it four properties in the country.
Luxury from Queenstown to Auckland
A taste of QT arrives in Queenstown
Opening in the third quarter of this year, QT Queenstown will be the first five-star design-driven hotel to open in the South Island resort town.
Bazaar dining
Food tour brings Zest to Wellington
Wellington’s history, art and architecture are woven into the fascinating Zest Food Tours that run daily in the New Zealand capital.
Chocolate and gelato
Te Wharewaka canoeing and walking
Revealing Wellington’s rich Maori history is the focus of Te Wharewaka o Poneke Waka and Cultural Walking Tours, which provides experiences in which visitors can share in New Zealand’s indigenous culture.
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Behind the scenes at Weta Workshop
The tourism division of Weta Workshop – the team behind Sir Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit blockbuster movies – has expanded to meet demand from the conference, events and incentives market.
Filmmakers for a day
City to Cape cultural tours
TIME Unlimited Tours’ ‘Season of Matariki – A Star Journey’ targets premium international visitors looking for a fully integrated, seasonally themed Maori cultural experience.
Genuine connection
Chameleon's award-winning indulgence
InterContinental Wellington’s light-filled restaurant has been attracting accolades for its menu, including the recent Best Beef Dish in the Silver Farm Premier Selection Awards.
Delicious decadence
A gem by any other name
When a world leader wants to entertain his visiting counterpart in style and privacy, where does he choose? In the case of New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English, the answer was aboard the luxury superyacht Pacific Jemm.
Queenstown’s finest charter yacht
New-look Air New Zealand lounges
Air New Zealand is part way through its four-year $100 million programme to redevelop lounges at ports across its network.
Flying in style
‘Dream space’ for organisers and delegates
Architectural designs for the new Christchurch Centre were revealed to international event organisers at CINZ MEETINGS 2017 in Auckland.
South Island design
Get Global - Where the World Meets
The Gallery, ICC Sydney
28 July 2017
  Virtuoso Travel Week
Las Vegas
12-18 August 2017
Caribbean Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange (CMITE)
Montego Bay, Jamaica
13-16 August 2017
  IBTM Latin America
Mexico City
6-7 September 2017
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Mouthwatering photos of the best airport food in the world
Airports aren’t exactly known for their culinary offerings, but the food at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport are enough to make even the most seasoned travellers drool. Consumer aviation site Skytrax named Narita the best airport for dining as part of its annual World Airport Awards. The food selection includes everything from fresh seafood to hearty bowls of ramen.
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