Recovery in the North American and European visitor markets will likely be faster than from Asia, says TECNZ.
The Milford Opportunities masterplan project is set to be launched publicly at the Te Anau Club on Wednesday 28 July at 11am.
The use of personalised virtual assistants and digital tools will grow as more people travel alone in the future, according to research from Venture Taranaki.
The crash in international tourism due to the pandemic may cause around US$4tr in damage to the global economy over 2020 and 2021, says a UN report.
Otago is doing it tough but will also be one of the few regions to really benefit from the Aus travel bubble, says the bank.
An innovative role for Māori tourism is floated to help the country transition to net zero emissions by 2050.
More people travel for a break, but fewer travel overall for events in year to March 2021.
Bank now predics a recovery in monthly international visitor arrivals around 2024.
Retailers in key tourism regions have been ordering souvenirs in anticipation of higher sales, says the bank.
Land transport operators suffered the largest fall with revenue down 77%, according to an industry survey.
Around two-thirds of New Zealanders are looking at domestic travel in the next six months, while only 15% are thinking about going to Australia, according to an April survey by Angus & Associates.
But areas near urban centres saw strong growth in visitor numbers.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s latest survey on the state of the sector closes midnight tonight.
Queenstown’s a winner, but other parts of New Zealand could see domestic tourism spend diverted abroad.
An industry poll shows circumstances must improve to avoid a wave of failures.
The bank says Otago is the “perfect illustration of the struggles faced by the tourism-dependent regions”.
The restoration of international tourism should see a large bump in the number of workers able to be employed, says the bank.
The minister ditches the Tourism Futures Taskforce weeks before it was due to complete its work “re-imagining” tourism.
The vast majority of Kiwis surveyed say they get good or excellent value for money, according to Angus & Associates.
The tourism sector will be the weak link in the recovery of Southland, according to an economic analysis of the region.
New Zealand is “exemplary in resilience” and “leaders in regenerative tourism”, says a new global report.
Seismic mapping of the bed of Lake Wānaka has provided further evidence of a likely active fault at the popular destination.
Hotels in regional New Zealand have done well over the recent holiday period while others in major centres experience “unsustainable revenue”, Horwath HTL says.
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report has sparked volumes of commentary from the country’s academic sector.
The resort’s reliance on tourism left it vulnerable and exposed, says QLDC.
Operators now wanted to leave behind an industry that focused too much on the dollar, shows research from TNZ.
Merger and acquisition activity in 2021 could be driven by distressed tourism and hospitality assets, according to MinterEllisonRuddWatts.
Operators need to deepen the standard issue international experience to keep the domestic market interested, according to Tourism New Zealand research.
There are fears of a second round of tourism redundancies and the offloading of businesses, says a new report.
But tourism in regions like Hawke’s Bay and Northland has fared better, says the bank.
Tourism management students at Victoria and Otago universities remain positive despite Covid-19 and believe it may even provide new opportunities.
Those on the West Coast are the most pessimistic, according to Tourism New Zealand’s latest industry survey.
That will leave a $12.9bn revenue hole for the sector due to the lack of international tourists, says Tourism New Zealand.
Operators normally dependent on international visitors are cutting staff and “treading water”, just managing to be kept afloat by domestic tourism, according to a report from ANZ.
The initial findings of a survey carried out for Walking Access Aotearoa are good news for commercial tourism operators according to its lead researcher.
Air New Zealand’s carbon emissions have reduced by 19% compared to 2019 levels.
Massey University’s Professor Regina Scheyvens has been awarded a James Cook Research Fellowship.
Tourism vouchers linked to the Covid tracer app and ‘Great Drives of NZ’ touring routes are among recommendations in a new study.
Many New Zealanders will not be comfortable travelling overseas until a Covid-19 vaccine is in place, says Booking.com.
CEO Stephen England-Hall says the sector is heading for “a pretty compelling summer”.
But they do not consider themselves tourists, according to new research.
Angus & Associates reveals what New Zealanders want to see from their local tourism industry.
Only 11% of those working in the sector expect to stay employed in the year ahead.
Lack of tourists and weak retail has kept Nelson at the bottom of the bank’s latest regional rankings.
Tourism remains low as a percentage of total iwi and Māori business investment but interest remains high, according to ANZ analyst David Harrison.
Tourism is the most visible casualty from Covid-19 with a “dramatically reduced” likelihood of large scale reopening of New Zealand’s borders.
Tourism workers are among those backing the Government’s policy of eliminating community transmission of Covid-19, according to a survey from Horizon Research.
It will take three years for the economy to recover from Covid-19, says the institute.
However, the impact of the pandemic on visitor numbers would give way to more standard levels of growth by 2031.
Covid-19 has given NZ’s research, science and innovation sector a chance to engage with tourism.