Protect Your Travellers and Your Business With Smart Travel Technology

New Zealand’s Health and Safety at Work Act, which came into effect on April 4 2016, applies to every employer in New Zealand. With a broader definition of "workplace" and a focus on proactive risk management, this may have unique implications for business travel.

In our recent blog post APX Head of Technology & Innovation, Andrew Barnard, discusses how APX Traveller Security monitors travel risks around the globe 24/7 and can instantly connect with your travellers to provide advice and support.

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Quarterly Market Outlook with Andrew Dale

In this new quarterly feature on our blog, APX Chief Executive Andrew Dale looks at the key market trends from the first quarter of 2016 and what they mean for Kiwi businesses and their travel strategies.

Follow APX on LinkedIn to be the first to read our industry updates.

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APX to Defend Title as Best Brand Corporate

APX Travel Management is the proud title holder of the TAANZ National Travel Industry Awards' Best Brand Corporate (Multi Location) award in 2014 and 2015.

We're in the running again for this year’s Awards, along with APX stars Rachael Hampton (Best Travel Agency Manager Corporate), Debby Mackley (Best Travel Consultant Corporate) and Michelle Farmer (Best Rookie of the Year).

Voting for finalists is now open to the Travel Industry. For those eligible, head to the TAANZ website to vote - we hope you'll stand behind our team!

Air New Zealand to Fly to Manila from December

Our national airline is on a roll with new routes, and has recently announced plans to fly non-stop to Manila in the Philippines from December this year. This service will operate three times weekly onboard a Boeing 767-300, with a flight time of around 10.5 hours in each direction.

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Allow More Time to Park and Fly at Wellington Airport

A reminder that construction is currently underway at Wellington Airport and temporary changes to access are in place. We strongly recommend that travellers departing Wellington allow extra time to navigate their way around and find a car park.

When you next fly, you’ll notice that there are already significant changes to the layout inside the airport terminal. Also in development is a multi-level car park and a Rydges Airport Hotel.

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2016 Peak Travel Dates

During peak travel times demand for accommodation and rental cars can reach capacity. We recommend you book travel in advance whenever possible. 

11 June – All Blacks vs Wales
1 October – Ellie Goulding concert
22 October – All Blacks vs Australia

15-18 June – Field days
10 September – All Blacks vs Argentina

18 June – All Blacks vs Wales
27 August – All Blacks vs Australia
22 Sep - 9 Oct – World of Wearable Arts
20 November – Toast Martinborough

5 June – Christchurch Airport Marathon
17 September – All Blacks vs South Africa
29 September – Ellie Goulding concert
5-12 November – New Zealand Cup and Show Week

25 June – All Blacks vs Wales

24 June - 4 July – Winter Festival

As always for travel bookings or assistance contact us on 0800 TRAVEL (872 835).

Sydney's Newest Airport Hotel to Open in July

Situated just minutes from Sydney’s domestic and international airports, Meriton Serviced Apartments Mascot is set to open in July 2016

Meriton Mascot will be the first hotel in the area to have a fully operational arrivals lounge, including shower facilities, tea and coffee, Wi-Fi and relaxing seating areas. A shuttle bus is available for guests arriving or departing both the domestic and international airports. This is also the first airport hotel in Sydney to support an onsite retail precinct. 

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New Novotel Hotel Announced for Christchurch Airport

AccorHotels have announced plans to open a new-build Novotel hotel at Christchurch Airport, next to the international terminal.

Designed by Warren and Mahoney Architects, the same team behind the award-winning Novotel Auckland Airport hotel, the hotel will feature a restaurant and bar, function and meeting room facilities.

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Air New Zealand Reveals New Invercargill Lounge

Air New Zealand has opened the doors to its new lounge at Invercargill Airport. Situated at the north end of the new terminal and offering expansive views of the runway, the space features Air New Zealand's signature design and offers 35 percent more seating for customers than the previous space.