Tourism New Zealand’s latest statement of intent attempts to digest both the implications of dealing with the reality of Covid and any related recovery.
Documents released under OIA appear to show the government has already made up its mind, says the association.
TIA says now is not the time to increase border levies on travellers.
More tourism experts have pushed out the prospects of a full recovery until 2024 at the earliest.
Chinese students secure special ring-fenced MIQ allocation for June.
Tourism in the Cook Islands accounts for 67% of GDP there, meaning that the entire economy rather than just one sector would likely feel the effects of the travel bubble.
Statisticians will have some different data to crunch as international visitors begin to return.
The body lays out two scenarios for international arrivals.
Some pent-up international demand for travel might dissipate before Australia and New Zealand’s borders re-open, says the founder of G Adventures.
Overseas investors betting on a post-Covid travel boom are pumping multi-million dollar investments into tourism.
And they are considering coming in the first six months once travel restrictions lift, says TNZ’s Australia GM.
The tool allowed virtual planners to navigate their way around popular islands such as Rarotonga and Aitutaki from a computer, tablet or mobile device.
September overseas visitor arrivals were down 96.7% compared with the same month in 2019, according to Stats NZ’s latest international travel figures.
The comments come after PM Jacinda Ardern appeared to pour cold water on two-way quarantine-free travel this year.
Tourism New Zealand lays out the necessary skills in a request for headhunting services.
With concepts ranging from virtual reality experiences to operator-specific sustainability tools, seven teams meet in Wellington today to kick-off Lightning Lab and Tourwriter’s Tourism Design Accelerator.
Tourism New Zealand is forecasting a bumper domestic summer season but slates 2024 for a full recovery in international demand, according to its latest scenerio modelling of the future tourism recovery.
However, tourism could start recovering from September next year with safe travel corridors possibly open.
The May 2024 recovery dates are later than the inbound tour operator association’s previous forecasts of March 2024.
NZ has maintained strong appeal among British and German travellers despite closed borders, says Tourism New Zealand.
The sudden halt to new airline routes between the US and NZ has hit travel sellers.
Lightning Lab has teamed up with tourism tech company Tourwriter to revive the planned tourism business accelerator postponed by Covid-19.
The Pacific Islands Forum Economic Ministers Meeting began yesterday with a focus on the major economic and social impacts of Covid-19 on the Pacific region.
Government marketing agency said that it is up against a “big fight at the moment” as destinations across the world pour money into campaigns in an attempt to keep their locations top of mind for when international travel restrictions are lifted.
The agency has “gamified” the NZ experience in a new $1.3m campaign to lure Australians, once travel is allowed.
The city is trying to recover from being one of the hardest-hit destinations in the world.
International cargo capacity at Auckland Airport jumped 33% in May 2020 compared to the same month last year.
The agency is making significant reductions to its offshore teams as Covid-19 continues to affect travel.
University of Otago professor of tourism, James Higham, argues regional travel bubbles will create a high-value, low-leakage and low-emissions tourism future.
Soccer fans from around the world will be heading to NZ, which will co-host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Auckland University of Technology’s senior lecturer in economics, Dr Rahul Sen, andInternational Business, Strategy and Entrepreneurship lecturer, Swati Nagar, on how NZ universities can turn the Covid-19 induced international student crisis into an opportunity.
The New Zealand Fiji Business Council is urging the Government to review its stance that travel between New Zealand and the Pacific Island will not be considered until after the trans-Tasman bubble is in place.
Air New Zealand has begun services to and from Nadi to assist the Fijian government in repatriating its citizens.
New Zealand’s hotel sector appears to be recovering faster than anywhere else in the world, according to The World Hotel Index, compiled by hotel tech company SiteMinder.
Stats NZ is preparing to launch the regular research series into the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Australians are keen to make the trip across the ditch as soon as safely possible, while separately “real world concerns” plague Kiwi’s domestic tourism plans.
Tourism New Zealand has released its first international campaign since the Covid-19 pandemic took hold resulting in the shutdown of the international travel market.
But TIA says the Budget “sends the right signals for tourism recovery”.
The agency says it has changed the focus of its marketing.
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International visitors from the United States have once again led spending growth, with a 29% leap in the year ended December 2019, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
International tourism growth slowed to 4% in 2019 – its slowest rate since 2016 – on the back of a cooling global economy, geopolitical tensions and Brexit uncertainty according to the World Tourism Organisation.
Tourism New Zealand has spent $327k on a campaign to run during China’s one-day shopping extravaganza, Singles Day, in a bid to promote New Zealand as a holiday destination.
Operators will find it easier to employ Chinese tour guides under the new free trade agreement, says the govt.
South Korea has been added to the list of eligible visitor countries able to take advantage of eGate access when arriving into the country.
The first Air New Zealand Auckland to New York flight will take off on 29 October 2020.
Japan has been added to the list of visitor countries eligible to use eGate access when arriving in New Zealand.