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Summer Roundup: Tuesday 5 January

5 Jan 2021  By Staff Reporter | news@tourismticker.com | @tourismticker

Moturoa / Rabbit Island, Tasman Bay. Image: TT

Hello 2021! Industry fingers are crossed for the restart of international tourism this year but as the current Covid-19 outbreak in Australia shows, nothing is guaranteed.

The Ticker’s daily summer roundup restarts today before articles are published again on the website on Monday 11 January. Our daily Morning Bulletin industry newsletter returns on Monday 18 January.


National

Baldwin Street back up there as attraction
ODT

After Covid-19 we may never think about hotels in the same way again
Stuff

Covid-19: UK and US travellers to need pre-departure tests before departing to NZ
RNZ

Local tourism still not enough to fend off Tourism Holdings loss
Stuff

Pasifika Air looking to spread its wings as wealthy investors get on board Mike Pero’s new airline
Stuff

Omanawa Falls death: Kaitiaki left before incident, visitors not expected in rain
BOP Times

Fran O’Sullivan: Air New Zealand and Infratil two big New Year business hangovers
NZ Herald (sub)

Tourism downturn leads to new app helping highlight local businesses
Stuff

Tourism New Zealand wants NZers to ‘try something new’
RNZ

Tourism industry calls for more Government clarity over border reopening
Newshub

Camp ground looking to reopen
ODT

Sex workers in resort struggling without tourists
ODT

Prayers for young girl in water incident at Hauraki holiday park
Stuff

Tourism industry still hurting from lack of overseas visitors despite domestic spending boost
TVNZ

Injury during ‘amazing header’ in Xmas football game stalls Waitomo zipline business
Stuff

Homeless crisis: Rotorua Fenton St moteliers told to tidy up act while earning emergency housing money
RDP

Holidaymakers fortify optimism of Marlborough tourism companies
Stuff

Managed isolation and quarantine health and safety committees took months to roll out
RNZ

Lake goers told to keep it clean: ‘One poo can close the lake’
ODT

Te Papa biggest buys revealed
NZ Herald (sub)

Whip-cracking Southern woman switches from tourism to farm education after Covid hits
Stuff

Tourist numbers drop at New Zealand walking tracks
NZ Herald

Golden ticket: the lucky tourists sitting out coronavirus in New Zealand
The Guardian

View parking issue will end with lake front development
ODT

Fire alarm leads to evacuation at Rotorua’s managed isolation and quarantine facility Sudima Hotel
NZ Herald

Opening a surf park in New Zealand: Is it all just a pipe dream?
Stuff

Busyness as usual for holidaymakers in Tāhunanui
Nelson Mail

Mobile data use in Northland soars as region packed for New Year’s Eve
Northern Advocate

Hamilton campers notch up four decades of tenting at Lake Karapiro
Stuff

Tauranga’s Bay Dreams sees ‘one of the best behaved crowds’
BOP Times


International

Thousands of tourism groups face closure without A$1b lifeline, industry chief warns
SMH

Tourism industry pleading with PM to lead national approach to border policies
News.com.au

Skiing restrictions across Europe during pandemic
Reuters

American Airlines restarts commercial flights using Boeing 737 MAX aircraft following crashes that killed 346 people
Newshub

The Biggest Challenge to Airlines’ Recovery in 2021
Skift

MGM Resorts Spurned in US$11bn Takeover Bid of Parent of UK’s Ladbrokes
Reuters

Egypt eyes slow return for tourism after revenues dive in 2020
Reuters

HotStats: Profit Plunge Has Global Hotel Industry Looking to Brighter 2021
Hotel Business

Sonesta International to Acquire Red Lion Hotels
Skift

How the cruise industry can get back to sailing
PhocusWire

Cruise Ships Back in Service January 2021 Update
CIN

Nudist Cruise Announced for Carnival Ship
TravelPulse

Singapore may relax curbs for vaccinated travellers as WEF nears
Reuters

Singapore Changi Reinvents Itself for Return of Business Travel
Bloomberg

Not So Fast! What Brexit Means for Border Crossers
Bloomberg

British Airways Parent IAG Changes Up Board Post-Brexit to Keep European Union Majority
Reuters

Touriosity wants to help tour operators increase direct bookings
PhocusWire

Cape to Cape hikers could cop new fee to walk popular track
SMH

Bali’s iconic beaches buried in trash
AAP

Lessons From Africa’s Safari Lodges for a Post-Pandemic Era
Skift

What vacation rentals can learn from hotels about growth
PhocusWire

‘Not enough work, not enough money’: can this Kyrgyz village survive without tourists? A picture essay
The Guardian

 


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