Destination Queenstown’s departing acting chief executive, Ann Lockhart, writes that regenerative tourism means more than ‘sustainability’ and argues it’s also good business practice.
MoaTrek managing director Miles Clark writes even a global pandemic hasn’t slowed down the business, which celebrates its 50th birthday this year.
In a TRENZ like no other, after a year like no other, industry finally got a chance to reconnect and plot a recovery, writes the Ticker’s Bennett Richardson.
Queenstown must rebuild its tourism and at the same time invest in economic ‘insurance’.
Why promoting specific destinations to potential post-Covid tourists may no longer make any sense.
A start date for a trans-Tasman bubble could mark more than just the return of Australians for New Zealand tourism, writes the Ticker’s Paul Yandall.
The tourism minister is cutting a unilateral path through the sector, writes the Ticker’s Bennett Richardson.
As Buried Village of Te Wairoa celebrates 90 years, operations manager Amanda McGrath looks back for guidance and examples of resilience.
Stuart Nash rode into Glacier Country raising hopes of support but instead he took aim at the struggling community’s pleas, writes the Ticker’s Bridget O’Connell.
The PCE report is a paradigm shift towards increasing tourism accountability, writes Professor James Higham.
The Ticker’s Paul Yandall on the Government’s response to the tourism crisis a year after it started closing the country’s border.
The year has brought out the best in Auckland’s tourism sector, writes Auckland Unlimited’s GM of destination.
New Zealand must help find ways to decarbonise air travel, writes Griffith University’s Professor Susanne Becken.
The new tourism minister Stuart Nash made a scatological splash this week following the Tourism Summit Aotearoa, writes the Ticker’s Bridget O’Connell.
QLDC’s economic development manager, Peter Harris, argues the need to rethink how we value tourism and why now is the time to do it.
We need to keep as many operators as possible alive, says Lake Wānaka Tourism’s acting GM.
In the third in a fortnightly series of thought pieces written by New Zealand’s academic community, University of Canterbury’s Professor Girish Prayag asks, is it time for a ‘whole-of-government’ approach to tourism?
The Ticker’s view on who should be the next minister of tourism.
Associate Professor Heike Schänzel from Auckland University of Technology explores how tourism can contribute towards social capital.
Lincoln University’s Dr Anthony Brien lays out the rationale for the new Hotel Council Aotearoa.
TIA’s Chris Roberts says there is no structure, system or funding dedicated to the research needs of our industry.
NZ First’s tourism spokesperson on how it plans to help drive up revenue for the industry.
The Green Party’s tourism spokesperson lays out her vision for the sector.
In the first of a regular series, NZ’s academic community aims to stimulate discussion on the future of the tourism sector.
National’s tourism spokesperson lays out his vision for the sector.
CEDA CEO Linda Stewart calls for a systemic change to the country’s tourism economy.
We must not return to the type of hyper-development that tourism suffered from, argues Dr Freya Higgins-Desbiolles.
A country’s online brand can help attract visitors and investment.
Tourism Central Otago general manager Dylan Rushbrook on the power to be found in New Zealand’s smaller RTOs.
The association’s CEO on why the latest lockdown “feels so much worse” for the struggling industry.
Queenstown Lakes District mayor Jim Boult on the potential downturn in spending at the end of wage subsidies, getting events into district, and a two-speed economy.
New Zealand and Hawai’i both have strengths as island communities that will help them make a much-needed shift in tourism values, writes Professor Pauline Sheldon from the University of Hawai’i.
Enterprise Dunedin’s city marketing manager says now is the time to reset the region’s offering.
Chair of Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated and member of the Government’s Tourism Futures Taskforce, Ngahiwi Tomoana, on why you cannot look for answers to tourism problems within the industry alone.
The CEO of NZ Māori Tourism on the value of investing in the cultural wealth.
We can build a stronger, more purposeful industry, with the help of the next generation of leaders, says YoungTEC’s chair.
A lively school holidays and Australia’s extension of its JobKeeper programme should prompt a rethink by the Government of its suppport for tourism, writes the Ticker’s Paul Yandall.
Cornell University School of Hotel Administration’s Emeritus Professor of Operations Management, Sherri Kimes, on why revenue management management matters more than ever in a capacity-constrained post-Covid world.
The chair of ATEED’s Industry Leaders Group says NZ tourism’s “engine room” has earned the right for support.
National’s leader tried to build a political beachhead in tourism but it has been swamped.
Haka Tours & ANZ Nature Tours general manager Eve Lawrence says she is exasperated with the media coverage of the Covid-19 fallout, adding the negativity is affecting mental health and the outlook for businesses.
Desperate times call for desperate measures – but letting desperation drive you to discounting can end up with disastrous results, argues Dr Anthony Brien, senior lecturer in business and hotel management at Lincoln University.
University of Otago professor of tourism, James Higham, argues regional travel bubbles will create a high-value, low-leakage and low-emissions tourism future.
As New Zealand travel writers throw themselves with gusto into rebuilding domestic tourism, Sarah Bennett proposes a ban on ‘secret beaches’, ‘hidden gems’ and other ‘underrated’ places in favour of a more inclusive and strategic approach.
TIA’s Roberts on coping with Covid impacts, applying for STAPP, and lobbying “hard and relentlessly” for industry.
Hotel revenue management consultant Joe Ellingham from Revenue Team on the opportunity available to operators in a region-led recovery.
ITO XperieNZ founder Kumar Swaminathan on why New Zealand must look beyond Australia and the importance of opening our borders to Asia.
The DG on the $500m Jobs for Nature scheme, the Great Walks differential pricing trial, and getting Kiwis into nature.
Industry has to convince Kiwis our best experiences are worth the price, writes the Ticker’s Shannon Williams.
Hawke’s Bay Tourism chief executive Hamish Saxton on the success of New Zealand’s first long weekend post-lockdown, and the trickle-down effect of the visitor economy into the country’s other sectors.