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Hospo beats pre-pandemic revenue to hit $13bn in sales
5 Dec 2022  

Hospo beats pre-pandemic revenue to hit $13bn in sales

But the recovery could be stymied by labour shortages and increased costs putting pressure on businesses.


Boost to NZ travel service exports as visitors return – Stats NZ
5 Dec 2022  

Boost to NZ travel service exports as visitors return – Stats NZ

An increase in the number of international travellers has led to a boost in travel service exports and imports, according to Stats NZ.


IVS returns: Q3 foreign visitor spend tops $1bn
2 Dec 2022  

IVS returns: Q3 foreign visitor spend tops $1bn

Foreign visitor spending reached $1.03bn for the September 2022 quarter, according to the International Visitor Survey.


Asia Pacific leads air travel growth – IATA
2 Dec 2022  

Asia Pacific leads air travel growth – IATA

Asia Pacific is leading the way in air travel growth, according to new figures from the International Air Transport Association.


WTTC puts ‘stake in the ground’ with new estimate of global tourism & travel emissions
1 Dec 2022   /

WTTC puts ‘stake in the ground’ with new estimate of global tourism & travel emissions

The industry group puts its “stake in the ground” on the worldwide industry’s emissions target.


Air NZ passenger numbers continue skyward
1 Dec 2022  

Air NZ passenger numbers continue skyward

Air New Zealand recorded 1.25 million passengers for the month of October 2022, a 267.1% rise from the same month last year, which was impacted by Covid lockdowns.


More Kiwis plan NZ holidays despite affordability worries – TNZ
28 Nov 2022   /

More Kiwis plan NZ holidays despite affordability worries – TNZ

Other financial priorities and affordability are the top reasons preventing Kiwis from planning a holiday.


ADP: Monthly hotel guest nights break through million mark
28 Nov 2022   /

ADP: Monthly hotel guest nights break through million mark

Hotel guest nights across New Zealand in October 2022 surpassed the million mark for the first time since the pandemic started.


TECNZ upgrades recovery forecast despite China uncertainty
25 Nov 2022   /

TECNZ upgrades recovery forecast despite China uncertainty

The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand is more positive about the pace of New Zealand’s visitor recovery despite ongoing uncertainty around the return of the China market.


Weekly hotel results: Spring revival points to strong summer
25 Nov 2022   /

Weekly hotel results: Spring revival points to strong summer

Almost all of New Zealand’s major hotel markets are finishing spring stronger than they started, according to figures from STR.


ADP: October guest nights at 93% of pre-Covid
25 Nov 2022   /

ADP: October guest nights at 93% of pre-Covid

Total guest nights reached 3.1 million in October 2022, or 93% of the level reported for the same month in pre-Covid 2018, according to the latest Accommodation Data Programme.


2022 tourism recovery to reach 65% of pre-Covid – UNWTO
24 Nov 2022   /

2022 tourism recovery to reach 65% of pre-Covid – UNWTO

Global export revenues from tourism could reach US$1.3tr in 2022, although Asia Pacific’s recovery lags.


West Coast perception challenges remain as international visitors return
24 Nov 2022   /

West Coast perception challenges remain as international visitors return

Visitors have been spending more and staying longer since NZ’s borders fully reopened.


ASB tips tourism to be “outperformer” as other industries slow
24 Nov 2022  

ASB tips tourism to be “outperformer” as other industries slow

The positive outlook for the tourism sector comes despite slowing economic growth, acute capacity constraints, low labour force and population growth, as well as widespread cost, price increases, and rising interest rates.


Queenstown Lakes must accept “perpetually leaner workforce” – economist
23 Nov 2022   /

Queenstown Lakes must accept “perpetually leaner workforce” – economist

Businesses need to refocus investment on maintaining yield with fewer staff.


West Coast tourism spend, guest nights fall
21 Nov 2022   /

West Coast tourism spend, guest nights fall

Tourism spending on the West Coast fell 0.7% in the September 2022 year and guest nights also dropped 8.9%.


APEC launches international travel info portal
21 Nov 2022   /

APEC launches international travel info portal

APEC has launched a new portal that provides high-level information summaries of information on international travel.


Hotel weekly results: Christchurch keeps on climbing
18 Nov 2022   /

Hotel weekly results: Christchurch keeps on climbing

A good October has turned into an even better November for Christchurch’s hotel market, according to figures from STR.


…while passenger numbers on the rise at Auckland Airport
18 Nov 2022   /

…while passenger numbers on the rise at Auckland Airport

Total passenger movements at Auckland Aiport increased to 1.29 million in October 2022, up from 1.18 million recorded for the preceding September.


Tourism recovery “stronger than expected” – Infometrics
17 Nov 2022   /

Tourism recovery “stronger than expected” – Infometrics

Rising visitor arrivals, strong expenditure, and more guest nights are bolstering stronger-than-expected international tourism recovery in New Zealand and contributing to elevated economic activity.


Regional, international flows and forecasts top tourism industry data wishlist – report
16 Nov 2022   /

Regional, international flows and forecasts top tourism industry data wishlist – report

Tourism businesses want to see changes to publicly-available data sources that meet the need for more timely, accurate, and centralised information, according to findings from the Tourism Data Leadership Group’s industry survey.


Aussies drive September arrivals – Stats NZ
15 Nov 2022  

Aussies drive September arrivals – Stats NZ

Overseas visitor arrivals increased in September 2022 but are still below the numbers seen for the same month pre-Covid, according to Stats NZ.


Weekly hotel results: Auckland back on the rise
11 Nov 2022   /

Weekly hotel results: Auckland back on the rise

Auckland is back on the rise after suffering a mid-October occupancy and ADR drop, according to figures from STR.


Hospo on the rise as card spending increases
10 Nov 2022   /

Hospo on the rise as card spending increases

Total card spending across New Zealand was $9.1bn in October 2022, up 20.2% from the same month last year.


Domestic travel spend sentiment weakens as consumers retrench – survey
7 Nov 2022   /

Domestic travel spend sentiment weakens as consumers retrench – survey

But international active considerer preference for NZ surges to a six-year high, driven by US and China.


Hotel weekly results: Queenstown arrests spring slide
4 Nov 2022   /

Hotel weekly results: Queenstown arrests spring slide

Queenstown occupancy and ADR appear to have stabilised at a new post-Covid ‘normal’ – at least for late spring – according to figures from STR.


Monthly visitor card spend beats pre-Covid as recovery takes hold
3 Nov 2022   /

Monthly visitor card spend beats pre-Covid as recovery takes hold

For the first time since the pandemic began, international visitor card spend exceeds pre-Covid levels.


NZ hotel market recovery stronger than anticipated – Colliers
2 Nov 2022   /

NZ hotel market recovery stronger than anticipated – Colliers

The recovery is being led by particularly strong room rates, says the agent.


Hotel weekly results: NZ gets going
28 Oct 2022   /

Hotel weekly results: NZ gets going

A steady climb in occupancy across the country since early September pushes the rate up to a 2022 high.


Tourism Data Leadership Group seeks feedback
27 Oct 2022  

Tourism Data Leadership Group seeks feedback

The Tourism Data Leadership Group is seeking feedback about the way tourism data and insight is leveraged by users.


Air NZ passenger numbers climb in Sept
26 Oct 2022  

Air NZ passenger numbers climb in Sept

Air New Zealand passenger numbers continue to rise steadily as they approach pre-Covid 2018 figures.


Queenstown winter “one for the history books” as visitor spend beats pre-Covid
25 Oct 2022   /

Queenstown winter “one for the history books” as visitor spend beats pre-Covid

Queenstown’s winter season saw visitor expenditure exceed pre-Covid levels off the back of a strong ski season and the return of events.


Weekly hotel results: Christchurch hits 2022 high
21 Oct 2022   /

Weekly hotel results: Christchurch hits 2022 high

Christchurch has hit an occupancy high for 2022 after a long climb from the Omicron-impacted doldrums of March this year.


How much do holiday parks earn? – HPNZ report
19 Oct 2022   /

How much do holiday parks earn? – HPNZ report

New Zealand holiday parks generate average annual income of $1.15m each with larger properties earning more than double that, according to a sample of the industry.


Queenstown Airport first to exceed pre-pandemic levels
17 Oct 2022   /

Queenstown Airport first to exceed pre-pandemic levels

The airport has surpassed pre-pandemic levels of activity with September 2022 the breakthrough month.


Weekly hotel results: WOW puts spring in Wellington’s step
14 Oct 2022   /

Weekly hotel results: WOW puts spring in Wellington’s step

The capital is having a strong spring with the return of the World of WearableArt after three years helping to drive occupancy and ADR.


Kiwis’ travel spend intentions stable but pulling back from hospo – survey
13 Oct 2022  

Kiwis’ travel spend intentions stable but pulling back from hospo – survey

Plans by Kiwis to spend on both domestic and international travel remain firm but hospitality is suffering.


Great Walks attract 73k visitors in 2021/22, demand still strong – DOC
12 Oct 2022   /

Great Walks attract 73k visitors in 2021/22, demand still strong – DOC

Visitor numbers at high-volume destinations such as Great Walks during 2021/22 remains below pre-pandemic levels despite strong domestic demand, says DOC.


Hotel service levels risk “lasting damage” – Horwath HTL
11 Oct 2022   /

Hotel service levels risk “lasting damage” – Horwath HTL

Staffing challenges could create reputational damage if summer demand is not satisfied, warns the consultancy.


Weekly hotel results: Auckland finally on the move
7 Oct 2022   /

Weekly hotel results: Auckland finally on the move

After spending most of the year struggling to crack 50% occupancy, Auckland is finally on the move with the major metrics all trending in the right direction.


Wellington’s conference market share rises to 30%…
7 Oct 2022  

Wellington’s conference market share rises to 30%…

Wellington’s reputation as a business events destination is on the rise, with the region seeing an increase in market share in the June 2022 quarter of 30% year-on-year for all conferences.


ADP: NZ guest nights reach 88% of pre-Covid
5 Oct 2022   /

ADP: NZ guest nights reach 88% of pre-Covid

A bumper ski season and the open border helps Queenstown lead occupancy in August.


Asia Pacific hotel recovery by 2024, China uncertainty drags – CBRE
4 Oct 2022   /

Asia Pacific hotel recovery by 2024, China uncertainty drags – CBRE

Increasing operating expenses, particularly for labour and utilities, are also weighing on sentiment.


Weekly hotel results: Queenstown dips after Snow Machine high
30 Sep 2022   /

Weekly hotel results: Queenstown dips after Snow Machine high

Average weekly occupancy and ADR have slid from their winter highs at Queenstown but the October school holidays will hopefully give the resort another spring boost.


Border closures hamper Asia Pacific but global tourism demand strong – UNWTO
28 Sep 2022   /

Border closures hamper Asia Pacific but global tourism demand strong – UNWTO

International tourism arrivals have reached more than half of pre-pandemic levels but Asia Pacific is lagging.


Domestic demand dips but short breaks appeal still strong – TNZ
27 Sep 2022   /

Domestic demand dips but short breaks appeal still strong – TNZ

Despite borders being open, Kiwis are still enjoying their backyard and overwhelmingly agree that NZ delivers as a holiday destination.


Queenstown winter visitor spend tops pre-Covid
27 Sep 2022   /

Queenstown winter visitor spend tops pre-Covid

Visitors flocked to Queenstown over winter with total expenditure for June, July and August 2022 up 20% over the same period in pre-Covid 2019.


Weekly hotel results: Steady as it goes for NZ winter
23 Sep 2022   /

Weekly hotel results: Steady as it goes for NZ winter

Average weekly occupancy across all of New Zealand barely budged over winter, hovering around 55% since early July 2022, according to figures from STR.


Domestic winter passenger volumes beat pre-Covid – Queenstown Airport
23 Sep 2022   /

Domestic winter passenger volumes beat pre-Covid – Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Airport has reported strong passenger volumes over winter, helped by the removal of border restriction and school holidays in New Zealand and Australia.


August passenger numbers close in on pre-Covid levels – Air NZ
23 Sep 2022  

August passenger numbers close in on pre-Covid levels – Air NZ

The airline carried 1.096 million passengers in August 2022, up 117.8% from the 503,000 during the same month last year, and closing in on the 1.117 million passengers it carried in August 2018.