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.
Governments were too quick to shut borders, destroying global aviation, argues IATA’s Willie Walsh at the organisation’s AGM in Doha.
Why are business travellers more at risk?
The key is investing in both small-scale infrastructure and conservation, write researchers.
Specific volcano traits could form the basis of a new eruption warning system.
With the reopening of the border from next week, the future of tourism comes into sharp relief.
Reducing air travel is one of the recommendations made to tackle climate change.
YoungTEC is gearing up for another significant year off supporting and nurturing the next generation of industry leaders, writes chair Charlotte Brady.
Simply focusing on ‘high value’ tourism will come with costs for businesses and communities.
For inbounders, who need to plan 12-24 months ahead, there’s still a lot that needs to be confirmed before they can really rejoice, writes Tourism Export Council of New Zealand chief executive Lynda Keene.
The tourism recovery will require a different way of thinking and working, writes BCA’s Ben McFadgen.
There are serious negative future social and economic implications if there is a weak tourism recovery.
Hotel Council Aotearoa’s strategic director, James Doolan, on jump-starting the tourism sector in 2022.
The strict New Zealand border conditions will soon no longer be necessary, writes Rēnata West.
YHA’s former GM of marketing and sales, Brian Westwood, says tourism’s collective strength will help it through this crisis.
Auckland visitors contributed $218m to Wellington’s economy pre-Covid but at the moment they cannot spend anything, writes WellingtonNZ CEO John Allen.
Why demanding vaccine ‘passports’ from customers raises questions about discrimination, inequality and coercion.
Despite the difficult days for ITOs, departing Tourism Export Council of New Zealand chair Anna Black says there are still reasons to celebrate the association’s 50th birthday.
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.
In a message sent to stakeholders on Tuesday, Lou Sanson notes his highlights during his eight years in the post.
There’s good reason to be optimistic, writes AUT tourism professor Michael Lueck.
Why promoting specific destinations to potential post-Covid tourists may no longer make any sense.
Bus & Coach Association acting chief executive Alex Voutratzis calls on the Government to do more to protect not just tourism but the communities the sector supports.
As Buried Village of Te Wairoa celebrates 90 years, operations manager Amanda McGrath looks back for guidance and examples of resilience.
The PCE report is a paradigm shift towards increasing tourism accountability, writes Professor James Higham.
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.
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.
DC’s Hadley Dryden on reconnecting with nature and communities, the importance of Regional Tourism NZ, and ticking something off your bucket list.
Aotea New Zealand director Richard Hanson calls on the Government to outline its conditions for vaccine-based travel so operators can plan for the recovery of New Zealand tourism.
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.
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.
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.