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Summer Roundup: Friday 15 January

15 Jan 2021  By Staff Reporter | | @tourismticker

Backpackers on Heaphy Track. Image: Shutterstock

The Ticker resumes publishing articles again on its website on Monday 11 January and its daily Morning Bulletin industry newsletter for tourism professionals returns on Monday 18 January.


NRDA head Mark Rawson departs for new role
Nelson Mail

Why tourism companies should offer locals discounts even when international arrivals return

Editorial: Older and richer? Now’s the time to shine – and have a remarkable holiday
NZ Herald (sub)

Government to allow 1000 overseas students into New Zealand

Govt expects hundreds of conservation jobs from $34m funding allocation

Covid-19: Mysterious cluster in Brisbane a warning to stop using hotels for managed isolation, experts say

Covid 19 coronavirus: Man climbed Rotorua managed isolation facility fence, taken to hospital

Covid-19: Iwi Chairs forum urges cap on incoming travel, faster vaccine rollout

Matthew Hooton: Plan on borders staying closed until 2022
NZ Herald (sub)

‘Stunning, sunny success’ for Tairawhiti tourism
Gisborne Herald

Busier summer than expected for some Christchurch tourist attractions
Star News

Wellington council needs to explain what it wants to do to fix earthquake-prone historic hotel

Domestic tourism campaign under wraps … for now

Timaru to get a cruise ship visit in February
Timaru Herald

High flier Christopher Luxon starts at the end of the queue
NZ Herald (sub)

Holiday workers left in limbo until Immigration updates its system in March

Freedom campers down by half
The Star

Council criticises $480m river plan to develop Christchurch’s river red zone
The Press

Kingston Flyer set for return?

Climbers rescued at Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park
Timaru Herald

Proposal would allow trail work

Work on Timaru to Pleasant Point cycle trail set to start
Timaru Herald

Circus stars, opera singers and brass band will launch Christchurch buskers festival
The Press


Decision on holding delayed Olympic Games ‘could go either way’, says Japan minister

Budget airline Norwegian axes long-haul flights and cuts 1,100 Gatwick jobs
The Guardian

Indonesia’s aviation safety has improved, but a lot remains to be done
The Conversation

Seychelles Struggles to Pay Wages as Covid-19 Hits Tourism

Delta calls 2021 year of recovery after first loss in 11 years

Trivago acquires getaway online travel agency

TUI Sees a Bookings Surge by Baby Boomers Confident About the Vaccines

‘Still work to do’: Emirates boss slams Boeing over handling of MAX crisis

Emirates told to cough up more than US$1.6m after losing bags full of cash

Traveling (or Returning) to the U.S.? Prepare to Take a Coronavirus Test
NY Times

If virtual conferences take hold, many jobs lost in the hospitality industry could be lost for good
Financial Post

Business travel: ‘We don’t know how many people will choose to fly
FT (sub)

40m icicle snaps off, falls on tourists on Russia

Travel Megatrends 2025: Hotels Are Back With Big Upsides for Owners That Stuck Out the Hard Times

Berlin airport’s baggage handlers suffer electric shocks in latest mishap
The Guardian

Super Nintendo World opening delayed by Japan’s virus outbreak

EU blames UK after outcry over end to visa-free touring for musicians

ACCC calls for reforms to end Qantas-Virgin duopoly
AFR (sub)

Why some seasonal hotels across the U.S. are staying open year-round
Washington Post


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