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.
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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.
A Celebrity Cruises survey of travel partners across Australasia showed 92% of respondents believed New Zealand-only cruises would be popular once restrictions lifted.
The Ruapehu region is rising in popularity as a destination, according to recent research by Kantar.
Researchers from Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington’s Antarctic Research Centre say there is a strong link between human greenhouse gas emissions and increased melting of glaciers.
New research shows 7 out of 10 New Zealanders support reducing immigration and stopping tourists from China, despite benefits to the economy.
Tourism New Zealand says 64% of Kiwis intend to take a domestic holiday within the next year.
A third of tourism businesses say they will reduce staff when the Govt ends its wage subsidy.
Public feedback is being sought on the future of Milford Sound Piopiotahi and its surrounding regions.
The bank highlights regions that could cope relatively better than others with a domestic market only.
The phasing out of the Government’s wage subsidy could see job losses in the order of a 150,000 by the end of the year, mostly linked to inbound tourism.
A new long term strategy must be developed to return the country to global connectivity, urge the trio.
More than 80% of New Zealanders say they have not seen enough of New Zealand, according to a survey from Torpedo7.
New Zealand’s reliance on international tourism will see it suffer more than its major trading partners as the fight against Covid-19 drags on, says ASB.