The work done last year to increase Queensland connectivity for the domestic market will have a positive spin-off for New Zealand trade and clients now that the state is open to Kiwis, says Gareth Williamson, general manager aviation business development with Sunshine Coast Airport.

Air New Zealand starts its three times weekly Auckland to Sunshine Coast seasonal service 28 June, running through to the end of October. Williamson says the destination is working on having the season extended.

Published in Australia
Tuesday, 13 April 2021 23:15

VSC’s re-entry into NZ market

Visit Sushine Coast (VSC) has developed strategies and activities for its market re-entry to New Zealand which commenced this week in anticipation of the first services to Australia.

VSC CEO Matt Stoeckel says the activity includes a “For real” multi-channel campaign which follows the successful first phase of the campaign that was rolled out earlier in the year in anticipation of the borders opening during 2021.

Published in Australia
Thursday, 03 September 2020 04:09

Sailing on Sunshine Coast

Saltwater Eco Tours, operating from Mooloolaba, is using a century-old timber sailing vessel, Spray of the Coral Coast, to showcase the Sunshine Coast’s Indigenous heritage and marine beauty.

Each tour has an Indigenous story-teller on board to share the stories, traditions and culture of the Sunshine Coast’s original inhabitants and first eco custodians, the Kabi Kabi people (originally known as the ‘Saltwater People’). 

Published in Australia
Saturday, 08 August 2020 03:04

Familiar face at Sunshine Coast

Former Tourism Australia New Zealand manager, Jenny Aitken, will now represent the Sunshine Coast region.

Aitken spent 12 years at the helm of Tourism Australia in New Zealand.

Published in People
Thursday, 17 May 2018 22:49

Convene Q calls corporate agents

Corporate travel agents based in New Zealand and Australia (outside Brisbane) are able to apply now for hosted buyer status at Convene Queensland (Convene Q).

Published in Australia