Six Māori tourism operators have made the shortlist in 10 categories at the 2023 New Zealand Tourism Awards.
Around 7% of all Māori businesses are involved in tourism, according to Stats NZ.
The iwi-owned operator of Shotover Jet and Dart River Adventures says the deal would not significantly lessen competition.
A Deed of Settlement between the Crown and Te Korowai o Wainuiārua will see the iwi groups receive $6.8m in cultural funding and the return of 19 sites of cultural significance.
The stories of Rotorua iwi and the Whakarewarewa forest area are now digital through a new app that helps visitors learn more about the area.
The four-day Te Matatini festival contributed to a $22m boost to New Zealand’s economy, according to a post-event report cited by Eden Park.
It is the iwi’s fourth deal in tourism after it entered the industry in 2017, making it one of Taupō’s most significant operators.
Iwi Ngāti Rangi wants to work closely with stakeholders on the operation and potential sale of Mt Ruapehu skifield operations.
New Zealand Māori Tourism is asking its subscribers to complete a survey to help the agency improve its communications.
Te Manuka Tūtahi marae in Whakatāne will no longer offer tourist experiences as it refocuses on providing events of significance at its Mataatua Wharenui.
Rotorua Airport has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ngāti Uenukukōpako Iwi Trust that aims to provide more cultural input and job opportunities for youth.
The iwi-owned operator says there has been a strong uptick in bookings for the coming year.
Kiwis do not want to pay for Māori tourism experiences – they believe they should get them for free, says Te Puia’s Tim Cossar.
The new public holiday is an opportunity for Māori operators to tell their stories to the world.
A Māori kūwaha carving created within Te Puia’s New Zealand’s Māori Arts and Crafts Institute now sits within Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay.
A report into the Department of Conservation’s treatment of Treaty of Waitangi obligations has recommended a major reform of the conservation system and the way DOC works with iwi and hapu.
NZMT’s CEO joins motorsport legend Bruce McLaren and billionaire Graeme Hart as a 2022 laureate for the NZ Business Hall of Fame.
The festivals will be drawcards for visitors to regions that have been hit hard by the lack of international tourists.
Lake Waikaremoana will re-open to the public on 6 February and all tracks, huts and camp grounds in Te Uruwera will re-open from 14 February.
The Waikato River Festival can help divert the flow of tourists from traditional routes to support more operators in the region, says Tainui Waka Tourism.
Waitangi Treaty Grounds occupies a unique space in the nation’s psyche and its profile as a tourism destination is slowly changing.
The pandemic has been difficult but has also offered valuable lessons on wellbeing, innovation, and sustainability, says Ceillhe Sperath.
With the international market drying up, tourism and event company MDA Experiences decided to go back to it roots as a community driven operator.
The value of the iwi’s tourism assets fell 22% during the “tough” trading year.
Tauhara North Tourism has appointed Kiri Atkinson-Crean its head of tourism.
Covid has changed how the country is perceived, according to new research.
Next year’s Te Matatini Kapa Haka competition has been postponed until February 2023 because of Covid uncertainty.
The Bay of Islands is currently one of the most fully vaccinated small town tourist destinations in the country with more than 77.2% in Russell having had their full course, according to the latest Ministry of Health data.
The pandemic has forced cultural attractions like Te Puia to make changes with a new approach taken towards domestic visitors.
The low-profile ‘living history’ museum aimed to transform into an attraction that drew out-of-region visitors, and achieve endorsement as a ‘must-do’ visitor product from Auckland Unlimited by 2023.
Ngāi Tahu Holdings says it has delivered a record profit of $240m for the year to June 2021.
Legislation to bring in the Matariki public holiday next year has reached its first reading in parliament.
Tamaki Māori Village in Rotorua plans to re-launch its evening cultural experience on 1 December, partly in anticipation of a quick return of Australian visitors once borders re-open.
The operator has been able to prosper thanks to its unique offer and domestic and government support.
Araraurangi, or Air New Zealand, has released an app to help learners of the Māori language practice and gain confidence for Māori language week.
Discover Waitomo will offer full immersion te reo Māori tours to mark Māori Language Week, which runs from 13-19 September 2021.
Ngāi Tahu Holdings chief operating officer Craig Ellison has been appointed chief executive of the iwi-controlled entity for a period of 10 months from 1 December.
Government agencies are better prepared to help Māori tourism businesses during this lockdown, says Willie Jackson.
New Zealand Māori Tourism will hold a webinar today to outline the financial, social and wellbeing support available to operators.
Cultural attractions are suffering but one operator has found a path forward, managing to boost domestic visitor numbers above pre-Covid levels.
A focus on community values drives the award-winning operator’s vision for tourism.
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.
Ngāi Tahu Tourism was one of the businesses that received government support but the iwi says it will pay most of it back.
Tourism organisations and RTOs are urged to put the Māori at the centre of the visitor experience.
A report on New Zealanders’ perceptions of Asia shows that Covid-19 has had no effect on how Kiwis view the impact of tourism from Asian countries.
Progress is finally being made in what could be a “genuine partnership” between government and industry.
The new visitor centre project dovetails with plans to promote Whanganui River Road as a tourism driving route.
An innovative role for Māori tourism is floated to help the country transition to net zero emissions by 2050.
A case study on Māori tourism experiences has been featured in a new international database alongside 31 other examples on tourism development from around the world.
Shifting control of the conservation estate to iwi could have implications for tourism.