As visitor numbers close in on four million, BERL senior economist Mark Cox takes a look at why average visitor spend fell last year and the important factors driving that expenditure.
Margy Osmond, chief executive of Australia’s Tourism & Transport Forum, on the impact and legacy of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
Derek Fry, who finished his interim chief executive role at WREDA last week, argues the delayed Wellington Airport runway extension is important if the capital wants to get its fair share of tourism.
Professor of media and communications at University of Melbourne, John Sinclair, says Tourism Australia’s lastest A$36m campaign is founded on a smart strategy.
InterCity Group CEO John Thorburn on the company’s expansion beyond NZ with its purchase of the Cairns-based Tusa Group, which operates a variety of cruise products.
The new $1bn Regional Development Fund is in danger of being targeted for projects such as tourism infrastructure and local government shortfalls – that would be a mistake, writes Dr David Wilson, chair of EDNZ and CEO of Northland Inc.
Tourism & Transport Forum Australia’s chief executive Margy Osmond argues it is time to simplify air travel between Australia and New Zealand and improve the experience for travellers.
Robin Gayraud and Laura Symonds, publishers of the BackpackerGuide.NZ, travelled New Zealand in a campervan to take on 365 activities in 365 days.
Margy Osmond, chief executive of Australia’s Tourism & Transport Forum, on the state of Australia’s booming tourism market and why the industry can’t rest on its laurels.
ServiceIQ’s chief executive, Dean Minchington, says a looming skills shortage is putting the service sector at risk and New Zealand will be the worse for it.
After 36 years in the industry, the past six as Tourism Export Council’s chief executive, Lesley Immink leaves tomorrow to pursue a career in politics. In her exit letter to industry, she calls for the reinstatement of a Tourism Ministry, bemoans tourism not being taken seriously, and looks to the future with talented Young TEC.
Waikato Federated Farmers president Andrew McGiven hits back at criticism his industry is not doing enough to protect the environment and he takes particular aim at the Tourism Export Council.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s chief executive, Chris Roberts, calls on the inbound and hotel sectors to work together to optimise tourism opportunities.
We have always prided ourselves that New Zealand is the land of the great outdoors.
New Zealand remains Australia’s biggest tourism source market, delivering 1.35m visitors over the past 12 months. But for how long?
In a speech to the Chartered Accountants ANZ Annual Nelson/Marlborough Regional Conference this week, Associate Minister of Tourism Nicky Wagner outlines the government’s tourism strategy.
The Minister for Women, also the Minister of Tourism, Paula Bennett’s full address yesterday to the Human Resources Institute calling for action to close the gender pay gap.
Across the world, too many women and girls spend too many hours on household responsibilities — typically more than double the time spent by men and boys, says UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
The Tourism Industry Association’s Chris Roberts questions the fairness of Auckland mayor Phil Goff’s proposed targeted accommodation rate, which could see some operators hit with rate increases of 250% or more.
Aviation New Zealand’s chief executive John Nicholson tells us why he believes DOC’s new landing charges are an unfair imposition on an industry already operating under heavy fee burdens, with more to come later this year.
Is Queenstown mayor Jim Boult’s recent appointment to chairman of one of the region’s most prominent tourism companies, Real Journeys, a conflict of interest?
This year’s Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) conference in Dunedin was both inspiring and worrying in equal measure.
The reaction of many Northlanders to the news that our region is to be promoted in Melbourne to attract tourists here was no doubt enthusiastic – initially.
In a warning to us here, a lack of investment in training and infrastructure could curtail Australia’s booming tourism industry, says David Beirman, senior lecturer in tourism at the University of Technology Sydney.
Kiwis are renowned for our hospitality, and it’s a character trait we take pride in, says tourism minister Paula Bennett.
By not adequately funding tourism and infrastructure to deal with it, the government is putting the industry at risk, says New Zealand First’s tourism spokesperson, Fletcher Tabuteau.
The government should rethink its allocation of support to quake-stricken buisnesses in Kaikoura, writes Tourism Ticker’s Paul Yandall.
What can we learn from the US election and what effect will Trump’s victory have on the tourism industry, asks Tourism Ticker’s Bridget O’Connell.
22 May 2018 Hobbiton-themed Magic match dress unveiled
22 May 2018 Minchington on the move from ServiceIQ