As NZ considers charging for Milford Sound, Venice is applying a tourist tax but do they really help address tourism pressure?
Skiing and snowboarding have long been privileged activities but it is time to recognise Mt Ruapehu as a place of cultural and geological wonder.
NSW plans to raise $75m a year from a new levy on platforms like Airbnb.
Making inroads toward sustainable tourism is possible but will require enormous global effort to make it happen at scale.
BEIA’s Lisa Hopkins on the development of a new national strategy for NZ’s business events industry.
Travellers could adjust how, when and where they vacation to cope with climate impacts.
As tourism seeks to become more regenerative, it is equally crucial visitors follow suit.
Where there are issues, it is not often tourism itself but the management of it that needs to be addressed.
Tourism needs investment to sustain its economic contribution and social, cultural, and environmental goals – not govt cuts – writes TIA’s Rebecca Ingram.
The country’s major political parties are making ambiguous tourism promises but Labour’s fixation on ‘high value’ could be detrimental to the youth and hostel sector, writes BYATA chair Haydn Marriner.
NZ needs to invest properly in tourism and not de-fund agencies like Tourism NZ.
Festival organisers need to be able to manage their response to extreme weather events as summers are increasingly plagued by flooding and heatwaves.
Tourism is crucial to many economies but climate change is putting parts of the industry at risk.
Despite the terrible toll and severe damage, people’s livelihoods can be restored.
The pandemic may be in the rearview mirror but for many in tourism challenges remain, says Tourism Export Council of New Zealand chair Scott Mehrtens.
Empowering hospitality entrepreneurs to pursue sustainable practices can help reshape tourism.
The sector will only be able to add around 15k vehicles this year, leaving many unable to rent the car they want.
The Titan submersible disaster demonstrates the unpredictability of frontier tourism and its unintended consequences, as well as what could happen if industry does not respond in the right way.
Margins are wafer thin, inflation continues, there are labour shortages and cost pressures but airlines are proving resilient.
Seventy years ago today, Kiwi Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mt Everest. Now, mountaineering is hugely popular and commercial but that has come with consequences, write tourism researchers.
How will aviation continue to grow while doing its fair share on climate change?
Quieter boats could help to deliver more enjoyable guest experience for whale-watching operators, their guests, and the whales themselves.
New Zealand will need to be innovative to stay top-of-mind overseas as recession looms.
With United Airlines soon to reconnect Christchurch direct to the USA, Christchurch Airport is becoming even more than the ‘gateway to the South Island’, writes Nick Ashley, airline development manager for the airport.
A simple rebrand of New York’s iconic slogan from “I” to “we” illustrates the complex challenges of place branding.
New AI tools and insights could help the sector become more efficient and responsive.
It was not the summer many were hoping for but there is still much to aim for, writes Northland Inc’s GM of destination, Tania Burt.
The past three years have led to a rising awareness of alternatives to pre-pandemic tourism models in South Pacific nations.
As rain keeps coming, Hawke’s Bay Tourism’s CEO says the visitor economy will be vital to the region’s recovery.
Trains in Aotearoa could help with decarbonisation as well as connecting people once again through tourism and intercity travel, write Robert McLachlan and Paul Callister.
Football has a massive TV viewership and can attract big spending and big eyeballs but is it an effective way to market a country?
Carbon offsetting and the production of a lot more sustainable aviation fuel will be critical to achieving the industry’s goal.
BCA’s Ben McFadgen says the shortage of operators, drivers and coaches is a direct result of the sector being overlooked.
With innovative thinking, tourism can help get the world’s economies back on track – and help to “recover together, recover stronger”.
Tourism marketers risk damaging Indigenous culture and visitor expectations through cultural stereotypes evident in national campaigns.
While sustainable travel is the next step in the evolution of tourism, the way consumers talk about it and what they actually do about can be very different.
The cruise industry has learnt much from the pandemic but more can be done to protect those at sea and on land, say researchers.
The operator’s troubles underscore the volatility of commercial ski businesses as climate change accelerates.
City ratepayers could pay twice if a new airport struggles to make profit and takes tourism from Canterbury, argues Ilan Noy from Victoria University.
With questions around cruise ships’ environmental and health impacts and their relatively small contribution to the economy, lavish welcomes may not be justifiable, writes Timothy Welch.
The effects of climate change on ocean temperatures could force great whales to disappear from New Zealand’s waters.
Although tourism in the metaverse cannot replace a real-world experience, technology has the power to share sites that are not easily accessible or completely ignored.
A “beneficiary pays” approach to tourism could support local communities and conservation efforts.
Tourism NZ is not lumbered with destination management so why should RTOs be?
How much of an impact does soaring temperature have on business profitability?
Businesses that develop a comprehensive well-being plan can go a long way to preventing mental health problems in the workplace.
The World Economic Forum turns to two experts to highlight some of the key areas of risk and opportunity in the sector.
Hoteliers had to take drastic action to survive and we can all learn from their challenges.
Cancelled flights, disrupted vacations, and frayed tempers are rife as people take to the skies and the airline industry comes under pressure.
There are natural reasons for wanting to take advantage but businesses should tread carefully, writes the University of Auckland’s Mike Lee.