How did the river city, traditionally overlooked by visitors, top RTO area spend in 2020?
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.
Three South Island regions were the hardest hit by stifled tourism spend during the three-month peak of New Zealand’s Covid-19 crisis, according to TIA analysis of the Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates.
Clarification helps the New Zealand business events sector restart for domestic attendees, and is the first step in the right direction, according to CINZ chief executive Lisa Hopkins.
Tourism minister Kelvin Davis has charged TNZ with creating a new plan for the sector.
The successor to the Accommodation Survey will aim to provide guest nights, occupancy rates and establishments, broken down by geography, at a minimum, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
The Mackenzie Region led a total of seven Regional Tourism Organisations that posted double-digit spending growth in January, according to the latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates.
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 visitors from the United States led spending growth in the year to September 2019, jumping 15% on the previous 12 months, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.