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.
A month-long consultation period on Auckland Mayor Phil Goff’s proposal for an accommodation targeted rate opened this week.
Hotels currently under refurbishment and new hotels are faced with massive cost increases long-term because of mayor Phil Goff’s accommodation targeted rate.
The Government has announced a target of 90% of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers meeting swimmable water quality standards by 2040, alongside releasing new policy, regulations, information maps and funding.
The tourism industry is pleased that the Government has recognised fresh water’s value to the visitor economy, and is hopeful that this can be realised via its new water quality targets.
The Department of Conservation (DOC) has rejected criticism of its new landing fee increases saying they were well signalled and many concession holders won’t be affected until next year. DOC’s 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.
Flight operators have slammed the Department of Conservation (DOC) for introducing new landing fees that could see some pay thousands of dollars more each week to touch down on conservation MORE »
In a Q&A focused on funding, Tourism Minister Paula Bennett outlines the government’s view of investing in the sector and calls on the industry to contribute.
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