New Zealand dolphin tour operators say new research from the University of Otago into the detrimental effects of uncontrolled tourist access to dolphins is not easily applicable here.
National concerns over the pressure of international tourism on New Zealand have levelled off despite a record summer for international visitor arrivals.
Otago has topped a table ranking the negative impact of tourism with more than half the region’s residents believing swelling international visitors bring excessive pressure.
A new initiative to develop a sustainable strategy to cope with booming tourism at Auckland’s Waiheke Island is to be launched this week.
Visitor experience and infrastructure are two primary areas of concerns for operators according to the latest State of the New Zealand Tourism Industry report.
Deloitte has identified tourism as one of five industries with the greatest opportunity to contribute to New Zealand’s future economic prosperity.
Tourism New Zealand is planning to refine its travel trade training after carrying out research into the effectiveness of its activity.
New research by Angus & Associates shows that New Zealanders value tourism almost universally, but that there is also a widely held view that tourism is putting too much pressure on the country.
New Zealand hotel room rates are cheaper than comparable international destinations and could justifiably increase further, according to a Lincoln University study.
New Zealand’s tourism industry is particularly vulnerable to climate change and operators must start preparing for it, says an academic.
The correlation between rising tourism figures and road accidents comes under scrutiny in a new study from the Waikato Institue of Technology.
The University of Waikato’s recent joining of The United Nations’ prestigious international network of sustainable tourism observatories will allow it to conduct long-term research on the impact tourism is having on the MORE »
New Zealanders are increasingly concerned with international visitors numbers and the associated pressure this puts on the country, despite 96% believing tourism was good for the country overall.
China Southern Airlines has become an official partner of Mt John Observatory in a deal believed to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The University of Waikato has joined The United Nations’ prestigious international network of sustainable tourism observatories.
The tourism industry must take responsibility and see sustainable development as an opportunity, according to Skift.
Younger tourists are the most open to “living like a local”, according to new Skift research that explores the current fashion for going native.
Overtourism and how destinations get smarter about solving it is one of fifteen megatrends predicted to define travel in 2017 according to Skift.
The Tourism Industry Association and Regional Tourism Organisations New Zealand have welcomed the release of a report into the funding of tourism infrastructure.
Access the State of the Tourism Industry 2016 report, presented at the Tourism Summit Aotearoa 2016, which provides a snapshot of the current state and performance of the tourism industry.
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