The Green Party has called on all political parties to embrace the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton’s Not 100% – but four steps closer to sustainable tourism report.
The Government must urgently redirect support to the ailing tourism sector, says National’s tourism spokesperson, Todd McClay.
The Government must immediately release its reports into how Covid infected three people at the Pullman Auckland, says National’s Covid response spokesperson, Chris Bishop.
Ricardo Menéndez March, a list MP, took over the tourism spokesperson role from Gareth Hughes.
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National’s tourism spokesperson Todd McClay has said his party will ensure there are no new taxes for the tourism sector and would stop any attempt to introduce a regional bed tax, including one in Queenstown.
The document sketches out the party’s ambitions for the sector.
ACT leader David Seymour on how the party plans to support tourism.
NZ First’s tourism spokesperson says the party is committed to partnering with the tourism sector.
The Greens want to limit road congestion and noise pollution at New Zealand’s scenic hotspots.
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NZ First’s tourism spokesperson on how it plans to help drive up revenue for the industry.
The National Party says in its ‘Supporting our tourism sector’ policy that it will help the industry rebuild.
The Green Party’s tourism spokesperson lays out her vision for the sector.
STAPP, trans-Tasman travel, and even TNZ’s “dry” domestic campaign were canvassed in a lively event at the resort.
National’s tourism spokesperson lays out his vision for the sector.
It would provide a $5m grant to Tourism Industry Aotearoa to ensure the TRENZ conference could be held in 2021 and 2022.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa has underlined the need for a true partnership between industry and government as it looks to a post-election rebuild of the battered tourism industry.
The hospitality sector is paying a heavy price for the Government’s “bungling of the border”, says the National Party’s economic development spokesperson, Todd McClay.
The National Party will require all international travellers to provide evidence of a negative Covid-19 test before arriving in New Zealand.
The Green Party will establish an international visitor levy to provide funding for tourism upgrades in the regions, and protect the natural wonders that attract people to New Zealand.
The association has outlined 37 specific actions it wants to see implemented.
Hunting operators have welcomed a High Court ruling instructing the Department of Conservation to undertake further consultation on its 2020-2021 tahr culling plans.
Prime minister Jacinda Ardern and tourism minister Kelvin Davis visited the Queenstown Lakes District on Friday spending the morning at Wayfare’s Cardrona Alpine Resort, near Wanaka, before a tour in the afternoon of its TSS Earnslaw steamer boat in Queenstown.
The struggles of tourism operators were used by the National Party to highlight shortcomings in the Government’s $12bn coronavirus financial support package.
The leader of NZ’s newest political party outlines its views on NZ’s tourism industry.
Kelvin Davis rejects criticism from National that the Govt has been ‘distracted’ over the China-NZ Year of Tourism.
A ‘distracted’ Government has failed to deliver on China tourism, according to the National Party.
North Shore MP and former conservation minister Maggie Barry ONZM has announced she will retire from politics in 2020.
Operators Grant Webster, Verity Webber, Kauahi Ngapora, and Dr Gerry McSweeney will help decide how funds from the visitor levy will be deployed.
The National Party has piled into tourism minister Kelvin Davis after a testy select committee hearing yesterday in which the opposition claimed he refused to answer even basic questions about his portfolio.
After Labour accused the National Party of spamming Parliament by lodging more than 6,000 parliamentary questions last month, we thought it would be enlightening to look at some results.
The Green Party leader James Shaw explains why his party’s aims are closely aligned with the tourism industry’s, why they are the biggest proponent of a border levy, and asks why the government is ignoring industry advice on how to meet the challenges ahead.
ACT Party leader David Seymour on why GST on construction should be retained in the regions to help build tourism infrstructure, his views on a border tax and why ACT is the best party to vote for to ensure the industry maintaina access to foreign workers.
NZ First’s tourism spokesman, Fletcher Tabuteau, who has both worked in and taught tourism, shares his vision for the industry and outlines how he would address some of its pressing challenges.
Māori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell shares his vision for New Zealand’s tourism industry and how he and his party would address some of its pressing challenges.
The National Party’s Paula Bennett outlines her vision for the industry and how she would meet the challenges ahead if she were to remain Minister of Tourism.
Lesley Immink, former chief of the Tourism Export Council and now The Opportunities Party’s East Coast candidate, shares her vision for the industry and outlines how she would meet the challenges ahead.
The National Party says it will spend up to $100m to four-lane Te Ngae Road between Rotorua City and the airport if it is re-elected to government.
The Labour Party wants to build on the West Coast’s strengths in tourism and engineering in its development plan for the region.
The Labour Party has postponed two new taxes but has left five more in place that would slow down the New Zealand economy and restrict growth, National Party Finance spokesperson Steven Joyce says.
Senior cruise line executives have given the Labour Party’s plans to implement a $25 tourist tax short shrift.
The marine mammal sanctuary will protect the environment and potentially create sustainable local jobs through new eco-tourism ventures, such as whale watching.
The Labour Party’s proposal to implement a $25 levy on international visitors has been criticised by industry and opposition politicians as an extra burden on tourists.
The National Party has promised to introduce new rules to crack down on freedom camping if it is re-elected.
Labour will lead a nationwide effort to restore our rivers and lakes to a clean, swimmable state.
Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern has pledged light rail from downtown Auckland to the city’s airport within a decade if it wins the general election in September.
Only ACT has a clear policy to get Queenstown infrastructure caught up with the enormous pressure it faces, says ACT Leader David Seymour as he visits the town.
Excerpts on tourism and land access from a speech given by New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters in Whanganui on Tuesday.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wants the full GST earned from tourists returned back to the regions in which the money was spent.