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Greens urge parties to embrace PCE report
23 Feb 2021   /

Greens urge parties to embrace PCE report

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.


Tourism minister’s dismissal of sector “distressing” – Nats
22 Feb 2021  

Tourism minister’s dismissal of sector “distressing” – Nats

The Government must urgently redirect support to the ailing tourism sector, says National’s tourism spokesperson, Todd McClay.


Govt must release Pullman reports now – Nats
18 Feb 2021   /

Govt must release Pullman reports now – Nats

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.


New tourism spokesperson for Greens
24 Nov 2020  

New tourism spokesperson for Greens

Ricardo Menéndez March, a list MP, took over the tourism spokesperson role from Gareth Hughes.


Election 2020: How the Ticker’s readers voted
16 Oct 2020  

Election 2020: How the Ticker’s readers voted

See how our readers voted in our (not particularly scientific) political poll.


Election 2020: No new bed taxes or operator levies – McClay
16 Oct 2020  

Election 2020: No new bed taxes or operator levies – McClay

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.


Election 2020: Labour’s manifesto – what it says about tourism
14 Oct 2020  

Election 2020: Labour’s manifesto – what it says about tourism

The document sketches out the party’s ambitions for the sector.


Wednesday Letter: Backing tourism in a Covid world
14 Oct 2020  

Wednesday Letter: Backing tourism in a Covid world

ACT leader David Seymour on how the party plans to support tourism.


NZ First (and the PGF) has proven itself to tourism – Tabuteau
14 Oct 2020  

NZ First (and the PGF) has proven itself to tourism – Tabuteau

NZ First’s tourism spokesperson says the party is committed to partnering with the tourism sector.


Higher standards needed to protect visitor experience – Greens
13 Oct 2020  

Higher standards needed to protect visitor experience – Greens

The Greens want to limit road congestion and noise pollution at New Zealand’s scenic hotspots.


Election 2020: Who has the best plan for tourism’s recovery?
12 Oct 2020  

Election 2020: Who has the best plan for tourism’s recovery?

Take the Ticker’s Election 2020 Tourism Sector Survey.


Value over quantity – Tabuteau on NZ First’s tourism plans
7 Oct 2020  

Value over quantity – Tabuteau on NZ First’s tourism plans

NZ First’s tourism spokesperson on how it plans to help drive up revenue for the industry.


Nats unveil NZ tourism festival, new industry fund
2 Oct 2020   /

Nats unveil NZ tourism festival, new industry fund

The National Party says in its ‘Supporting our tourism sector’ policy that it will help the industry rebuild.


Kaitiakitanga must be at the heart of tourism – Eugenie Sage
30 Sep 2020  

Kaitiakitanga must be at the heart of tourism – Eugenie Sage

The Green Party’s tourism spokesperson lays out her vision for the sector.


Queenstown’s Great Debate: What was in it for tourism?
23 Sep 2020   /

Queenstown’s Great Debate: What was in it for tourism?

STAPP, trans-Tasman travel, and even TNZ’s “dry” domestic campaign were canvassed in a lively event at the resort.


Tourism is a cornerstone of NZ’s economy, we will rebuild it – McClay
23 Sep 2020  

Tourism is a cornerstone of NZ’s economy, we will rebuild it – McClay

National’s tourism spokesperson lays out his vision for the sector.


Nats will invest $5m in TRENZ – McClay
14 Sep 2020   /

Nats will invest $5m in TRENZ – McClay

It would provide a $5m grant to Tourism Industry Aotearoa to ensure the TRENZ conference could be held in 2021 and 2022.


New Govt must be partner for tourism – Chris Roberts
7 Sep 2020   /

New Govt must be partner for tourism – Chris Roberts

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.


Hospo paying price for border failures – Nats
26 Aug 2020   /

Hospo paying price for border failures – Nats

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.


Nats: International visitors must show negative Covid test
21 Aug 2020  

Nats: International visitors must show negative Covid test

The National Party will require all international travellers to provide evidence of a negative Covid-19 test before arriving in New Zealand.


Limit numbers at popular tourist sites – Greens manifesto
28 Jul 2020   /

Limit numbers at popular tourist sites – Greens manifesto

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.


TIA’s election wishlist – what it wants from the incoming govt
24 Jul 2020   /

TIA’s election wishlist – what it wants from the incoming govt

The association has outlined 37 specific actions it wants to see implemented.


High Court stops tahr “decimation” and saves jobs – NZTF
13 Jul 2020   /

High Court stops tahr “decimation” and saves jobs – NZTF

Hunting operators have welcomed a High Court ruling instructing the Department of Conservation to undertake further consultation on its 2020-2021 tahr culling plans.


Gallery: Ardern, Davis visit Cardrona, Queenstown
29 Jun 2020   /

Gallery: Ardern, Davis visit Cardrona, Queenstown

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 politics of the $12bn package – Nats take tourism swings at Govt
18 Mar 2020   /

The politics of the $12bn package – Nats take tourism swings at Govt

The struggles of tourism operators were used by the National Party to highlight shortcomings in the Government’s $12bn coronavirus financial support package.


Sustainable NZ’s Tava: We must restore NZ’s “clean, green image”
19 Nov 2019   /

Sustainable NZ’s Tava: We must restore NZ’s “clean, green image”

The leader of NZ’s newest political party outlines its views on NZ’s tourism industry.


Minister: China-NZ Year of Tourism “not about numbers”
14 Nov 2019   /

Minister: China-NZ Year of Tourism “not about numbers”

Kelvin Davis rejects criticism from National that the Govt has been ‘distracted’ over the China-NZ Year of Tourism.


Tourism missing out on $173m because of ‘distracted Govt’ – McClay
13 Nov 2019   /

Tourism missing out on $173m because of ‘distracted Govt’ – McClay

A ‘distracted’ Government has failed to deliver on China tourism, according to the National Party.


Former conservation minister Maggie Barry to step down
6 Nov 2019   /

Former conservation minister Maggie Barry to step down

North Shore MP and former conservation minister Maggie Barry ONZM has announced she will retire from politics in 2020.


Ten-strong IVL advisory group named
26 Sep 2019   / /

Ten-strong IVL advisory group named

Operators Grant Webster, Verity Webber, Kauahi Ngapora, and Dr Gerry McSweeney will help decide how funds from the visitor levy will be deployed.


National criticises tourism minister after committee hearing
8 Jun 2018  

National criticises tourism minister after committee hearing

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.


Parliamentary ‘spam’ or worthwhile questions to Tourism Minister? You decide.
1 Dec 2017  

Parliamentary ‘spam’ or worthwhile questions to Tourism Minister? You decide.

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.


Election 2017: Green Party’s James Shaw
22 Sep 2017  

Election 2017: Green Party’s James Shaw

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.


Election 2017: ACT Party’s David Seymour
22 Sep 2017  

Election 2017: ACT Party’s David Seymour

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.


Election 2017: NZ First’s Fletcher Tabuteau
21 Sep 2017  

Election 2017: NZ First’s Fletcher Tabuteau

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.


Election 2017: The Māori Party’s Te Ururoa Flavell
21 Sep 2017  

Election 2017: The Māori Party’s Te Ururoa Flavell

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. 


Election 2017: National’s Paula Bennett
20 Sep 2017  

Election 2017: National’s Paula Bennett

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.


Election 2017: TOP’s Lesley Immink
19 Sep 2017  

Election 2017: TOP’s Lesley Immink

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.


Election 2017: National promises $100m for Rotorua tourist, commercial route
18 Sep 2017  

Election 2017: National promises $100m for Rotorua tourist, commercial route

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.


Labour: $1m funding for West Coast trails
15 Sep 2017  

Labour: $1m funding for West Coast trails

The Labour Party wants to build on the West Coast’s strengths in tourism and engineering in its development plan for the region.


National: Two taxes down, five to go
14 Sep 2017  

National: Two taxes down, five to go

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.


Cruise industry: $25 tourist tax risks deterring ships
1 Sep 2017  

Cruise industry: $25 tourist tax risks deterring ships

Senior cruise line executives have given the Labour Party’s plans to implement a $25 tourist tax short shrift.


Greens plan for largest-ever marine mammal sanctuary
30 Aug 2017  

Greens plan for largest-ever marine mammal sanctuary

The marine mammal sanctuary will protect the environment and potentially create sustainable local jobs through new eco-tourism ventures, such as whale watching.


Labour’s $25 border levy plan draws industry fire
29 Aug 2017  

Labour’s $25 border levy plan draws industry fire

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.


Freedom camping crackdown in National Party tourism policy
28 Aug 2017   /

Freedom camping crackdown in National Party tourism policy

The National Party has promised to introduce new rules to crack down on freedom camping if it is re-elected.


Labour launches fresh water policy: Clean rivers for future generations
10 Aug 2017  

Labour launches fresh water policy: Clean rivers for future generations

Labour will lead a nationwide effort to restore our rivers and lakes to a clean, swimmable state.


Labour: Airport light rail within 10 years
7 Aug 2017  

Labour: Airport light rail within 10 years

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.


ACT: Boost infrastructure in productive Queenstown
14 Jul 2017  

ACT: Boost infrastructure in productive Queenstown

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.


Peters promises more tourist dollars for Whanganui
5 Jul 2017  

Peters promises more tourist dollars for Whanganui

Excerpts on tourism and land access from a speech given by New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters in Whanganui on Tuesday.


Peters: GST from tourists to be returned to regions
26 Jun 2017  

Peters: GST from tourists to be returned to regions

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wants the full GST earned from tourists returned back to the regions in which the money was spent.