Destination Queenstown

WinterFest 2019 promoted Queenstown to an online and social media audience of at least 119 million people, its outgoing director says. Early estimates indicate a 33 per cent increase in 'media reach' on last year for Destination Queenstown's flagship festival. In...
Almost six years since it was announced and four years since it was first touted to be open for business, Alastair Porter's proposed conference centre's still on paper. Meanwhile, Destination Queenstown's about to hit print on its own 'Convention Centre...
A few months after an Aussie put his mark on a wall in Queenstown, the resort's put its stamp on a wall across the ditch. Street artist Alex Lehours was commissioned by Destination Queenstown to take over a wall in...
Pushing back against growing community hostility to tourism will be a focus for Destination Queenstown (DQ) in the coming year. The resort promo organisation released its annual plan to Mountain Scene, which outlines how it hopes to manage international headwinds...
Self-drive holidays promoted to tourists aren't to blame for tragic road accidents, Queenstown's tourism boss says. Destination Queenstown boss Graham Budd believes "international drivers are largely experienced and capable", despite a series of crashes heading into the busy summer season. Instead,...
Queenstown's sister city relationship with a nine million-sized Chinese city is on a firmer footing following a mayoral-led delegation's visit last week. The resort's been linked with Hangzhou, three hours south of Shanghai, for four years. But having Jim Boult head...
Skifield giant NZSki is bidding to trademark the words 'Dog Derby' as its spat with Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival continues. NZSki, which operates resort skifields Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, submitted a trademark application on March 28 to the...
Destination Queenstown members have voted against asking for additional funding from the Queenstown Lakes District Council, a decision chief executive Graham Budd described as "very disappointing". The council’s draft long-term plan proposed an annual 3.2% increase, but the DQ board...
Queenstown Winter Festival organisers will stick with a shortened format next year, with a new boss at the helm. Reducing the festival’s duration from 10 days to four this year proved the right decision, Destination Queenstown boss Graham Budd says. Next...
News international cricket is set to return to Queenstown next year has been welcomed across the region. The resort has been named as one of four host cities for next year's ICC U19 Cricket World Cup. Nine games are scheduled to...
He's probably been Queenstown's most well-known tourism personality for almost 20 years. Before leaving for a big job near Christchurch, David Kennedy discusses his reasons for leaving and his Queenstown highlights with Philip Chandler News that Queenstown tourism leader David Kennedy...
A whopping 10,000 Chinese visitors are Queenstown-bound next year. Hilton Queenstown has been given the nod as next year's Amway accommodation provider – the Chinese visitors form part of a business programme announced by former Prime Minister John Key last April. Hilton boss...
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