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2 Dec 2022  

Auckland Council to consider selling airport stake, $2bn could be raised – mayor

Mayor Wayne Brown says the sale of the stake could raise $2bn and cut planned rates rises by a third.


On the Job: Wellington Airport’s new chair, Rydges appoints GM, hotel & RTO departures …and more!
2 Dec 2022   /

On the Job: Wellington Airport’s new chair, Rydges appoints GM, hotel & RTO departures …and more!

Tourism industry appointments and people moves for the week to 2 December 2022.


Weekly hotel results: Wellington shifts into summer in strongest shape
2 Dec 2022   /

Weekly hotel results: Wellington shifts into summer in strongest shape

Of the country’s major hotel markets, Wellington appears to have come out of spring the strongest with average weekly occupancy mostly above 80% since mid-October, according to figures from STR.


Friday 2 December
2 Dec 2022  

Friday 2 December

A daily roundup of national and international tourism industry news, views and analysis.


Perspectives: The coach sector is in crisis because of govt inaction
1 Dec 2022   /

Perspectives: The coach sector is in crisis because of govt inaction

BCA’s Ben McFadgen says the shortage of operators, drivers and coaches is a direct result of the sector being overlooked.


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.


Venture Taranaki, HWT launch ‘The Waikato to Taranaki Way’ to push SH3 experiences
1 Dec 2022   /

Venture Taranaki, HWT launch ‘The Waikato to Taranaki Way’ to push SH3 experiences

The newly curated self-drive journey product and itinerary aims to encourage visitors to discover new experiences while travelling along State Highway 3.


Thursday 1 December
1 Dec 2022  

Thursday 1 December

A daily roundup of national and international tourism industry news, views and analysis.


Wednesday Letter: NZ still a ‘dream destination’ for China…
30 Nov 2022   /

Wednesday Letter: NZ still a ‘dream destination’ for China…

CTS’ Lisa Li on how the Chinese visitor recovery could look for NZ tourism.


…while NZ tourism must be ready for reshaped Chinese market post-Covid – report
30 Nov 2022   /

…while NZ tourism must be ready for reshaped Chinese market post-Covid – report

The pandemic has likely reshaped the Chinese visitor market and accelerated trends that were only just starting to appear before international travel largely came to a halt in 2020.


Highlands’ 10th anniversary highlights growth of Quinn’s motorsport attractions
30 Nov 2022  

Highlands’ 10th anniversary highlights growth of Quinn’s motorsport attractions

The Cromwell attraction was the first in NZ launched by the entrepreneur and motorsport enthusiast.


Watch: Kānoa showcases Tai Tokerau tourism
30 Nov 2022   /

Watch: Kānoa showcases Tai Tokerau tourism

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Wednesday 30 November
30 Nov 2022  

Wednesday 30 November

A daily roundup of national and international tourism industry news, views and analysis.


Marsden targets resorts for national expansion
29 Nov 2022  

Marsden targets resorts for national expansion

The fast-growing operator has snapped up two resorts and is eyeing a third to help drive growth.


THL unveils new leadership ahead of Apollo merger
29 Nov 2022   /

THL unveils new leadership ahead of Apollo merger

Both THL and Apollo’s executives have all been retained in the new merged entity, albeit some with changed roles or reporting lines.


Antarctica to see more activity with 100k tourists expected this summer – Antarctica NZ
29 Nov 2022  

Antarctica to see more activity with 100k tourists expected this summer – Antarctica NZ

There has been a significant increase in visitor interest in Antarctica.


Tuesday 29 November
29 Nov 2022  

Tuesday 29 November

A daily roundup of national and international tourism industry news, views and analysis.


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.


Driftwood Eco Tours on community, loyalty and culture
28 Nov 2022  

Driftwood Eco Tours on community, loyalty and culture

“New Zealand needs to be a premium destination,” says the Marlborough operator.


Monday 28 November
28 Nov 2022  

Monday 28 November

A daily roundup of national and international tourism industry news, views and analysis.


Lights out for Jucy Snooze as EVT’s LyLo launches
25 Nov 2022   /

Lights out for Jucy Snooze as EVT’s LyLo launches

The operator says it is seeing “huge demand” for the lifestyle budget accommodation experience in Australia and expects New Zealand to follow.


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.


We’re not the same as Airbnb – B&Bs highlight differences to avoid regulation
25 Nov 2022   /

We’re not the same as Airbnb – B&Bs highlight differences to avoid regulation

Hosted bed and breakfast operators are worried their industry could get caught up in council moves to regulate Airbnb.


On the Job:  Changes at TCO, new deputy CEO for VT, board changes at Skyline …and more!
25 Nov 2022   /

On the Job: Changes at TCO, new deputy CEO for VT, board changes at Skyline …and more!

Industry moves for the week to 25 Nov.


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.


Friday 25 November
25 Nov 2022  

Friday 25 November

A daily roundup of national and international tourism industry news, views and analysis.


THL, Apollo CEOs to join board, C-suite review under way
24 Nov 2022   /

THL, Apollo CEOs to join board, C-suite review under way

Apollo’s CEO will be in charge of finding further M&A, as THL casts an eye over executive role duplication.


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.


Thursday 24 November
24 Nov 2022  

Thursday 24 November

A daily roundup of national and international tourism industry news, views and analysis.


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 “rethink, reinvigoration” focus of DWC Tourism Summit
23 Nov 2022   /

West Coast “rethink, reinvigoration” focus of DWC Tourism Summit

The event wants to encourage the sector to challenge the way the region promotes itself.


$35m Pounamu Pathway shifts into execution phase
23 Nov 2022   /

$35m Pounamu Pathway shifts into execution phase

Work on the first of the West Coast attraction’s four hubs is now underway.


Strong business travel bookings drives Serko income up but profit falls
23 Nov 2022  

Strong business travel bookings drives Serko income up but profit falls

Total travel booking volumes rose 73% to 2.3 million from 1.3 million and online travel bookings increased 75% to 2 million from 1.1 million.


Wednesday 23 November
23 Nov 2022  

Wednesday 23 November

A daily roundup of national and international tourism industry news, views and analysis.


Nash rejects visitor caps, looks to Milford as tourism ‘test’
22 Nov 2022   /

Nash rejects visitor caps, looks to Milford as tourism ‘test’

The tourism minister says success in the sector in NZ is not about visitor numbers.


“At last, Covid disruption slowly dissipating” – Skyline interim profit jumps 44%
22 Nov 2022  

“At last, Covid disruption slowly dissipating” – Skyline interim profit jumps 44%

The Queenstown-based group says all of its lead indicators point to a strong summer of trading.


150 trade creditors owed nearly $1m by RAL
22 Nov 2022  

150 trade creditors owed nearly $1m by RAL

The trade creditors collectively comprise the fourth largest group owed money by the beleaguered ski field operator.


Tuesday 22 November
22 Nov 2022  

Tuesday 22 November

A daily roundup of national and international tourism industry news, views and analysis.


Scenic Hotels launches NZ’s first ‘sustainable stays’
21 Nov 2022   /

Scenic Hotels launches NZ’s first ‘sustainable stays’

Carbon-neutral room rates will allow guests to offset their stay through a programme delivered by CarbonClick.


RAL life pass holders scoped for $2.5k fee plus annual $250 levy
21 Nov 2022  

RAL life pass holders scoped for $2.5k fee plus annual $250 levy

The govt and ANZ would write off $28m in debt if a new entity can be created to take over RAL’s operations.


Perspectives: G20 economies must lead a reimagined tourism future
21 Nov 2022   /

Perspectives: G20 economies must lead a reimagined tourism future

With innovative thinking, tourism can help get the world’s economies back on track – and help to “recover together, recover stronger”.


Monday 21 November
21 Nov 2022  

Monday 21 November

A daily roundup of national and international tourism industry news, views and analysis.


On the Job:  Industry moves for the week to 18 Nov
18 Nov 2022   /

On the Job: Industry moves for the week to 18 Nov

New NZSki sales & marketing GM, James Helmore’s new role, Tory Whanau joins WIAL board, IDNZ hire …and more!


Big award win, new investments propel Hollyford Wilderness Experience into busy summer
18 Nov 2022   /

Big award win, new investments propel Hollyford Wilderness Experience into busy summer

An almost fully-booked summer is ahead for Hollyford Wilderness Experience, and with newly-renovated accommodation, back-end investments and a win at the New Zealand Tourism Awards, there is much to get on with.


Last legal hurdle cleared for THL takeover of Apollo
18 Nov 2022   /

Last legal hurdle cleared for THL takeover of Apollo

Tourism Holdings Limited and Apollo Tourism & Leisure have secured the last legal approval required for their merger.


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.


Perspectives: Do Pacific tourism campaigns risk perpetuating stereotypes?
18 Nov 2022   /

Perspectives: Do Pacific tourism campaigns risk perpetuating stereotypes?

Tourism marketers risk damaging Indigenous culture and visitor expectations through cultural stereotypes evident in national campaigns.