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TECNZ pushes out visitor recovery to 2025
26 Jul 2021   /

TECNZ pushes out visitor recovery to 2025

Recovery in the North American and European visitor markets will likely be faster than from Asia, says TECNZ.


Milford Sound masterplan to be unveiled 28 July
14 Jul 2021   /

Milford Sound masterplan to be unveiled 28 July

The Milford Opportunities masterplan project is set to be launched publicly at the Te Anau Club on Wednesday 28 July at 11am.


Digital use to grow as more travel alone – Venture Taranaki
7 Jul 2021  

Digital use to grow as more travel alone – Venture Taranaki

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.


Tourism woes cut US$4tr to global economy
5 Jul 2021  

Tourism woes cut US$4tr to global economy

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.


Regions reliant on foreign visitors continue to lag – Westpac
18 Jun 2021  

Regions reliant on foreign visitors continue to lag – Westpac

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.


Transport key focus in final climate change report
10 Jun 2021   /

Transport key focus in final climate change report

An innovative role for Māori tourism is floated to help the country transition to net zero emissions by 2050.


Kiwis taking longer breaks, visiting novel destinations – survey
19 May 2021   /

Kiwis taking longer breaks, visiting novel destinations – survey

More people travel for a break, but fewer travel overall for events in year to March 2021.


Lack of international visitors dragging economy – Westpac
18 May 2021   /

Lack of international visitors dragging economy – Westpac

Bank now predics a recovery in monthly international visitor arrivals around 2024.


Retailers in key tourism destinations stocking up – ANZ
11 May 2021   /

Retailers in key tourism destinations stocking up – ANZ

Retailers in key tourism regions have been ordering souvenirs in anticipation of higher sales, says the bank.


Operator revenue slashed in half since border closures – TIA
6 May 2021   /

Operator revenue slashed in half since border closures – TIA

Land transport operators suffered the largest fall with revenue down 77%, according to an industry survey.


Kiwis like own backyard for 2021, more will head to Aus later – survey
4 May 2021   /

Kiwis like own backyard for 2021, more will head to Aus later – 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.


Tourist hotspots cool over summer – DOC
22 Apr 2021   /

Tourist hotspots cool over summer – DOC

But areas near urban centres saw strong growth in visitor numbers.


TIA industry survey closes midnight
20 Apr 2021   /

TIA industry survey closes midnight

Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s latest survey on the state of the sector closes midnight tonight.


Caveats for NZ tourism in trans-Tasman bubble – ANZ
12 Apr 2021   /

Caveats for NZ tourism in trans-Tasman bubble – ANZ

Queenstown’s a winner, but other parts of New Zealand could see domestic tourism spend diverted abroad.


Hundreds of tourism businesses near closure – TNZ survey
30 Mar 2021   /

Hundreds of tourism businesses near closure – TNZ survey

An industry poll shows circumstances must improve to avoid a wave of failures.


Tourism slump looms large in ‘single star’ Otago economy – ASB
30 Mar 2021   /

Tourism slump looms large in ‘single star’ Otago economy – ASB

The bank says Otago is the “perfect illustration of the struggles faced by the tourism-dependent regions”.


Tourism woes spur labour market mismatch – ANZ
30 Mar 2021  

Tourism woes spur labour market mismatch – ANZ

The restoration of international tourism should see a large bump in the number of workers able to be employed, says the bank.


Nash shuts down TFT before final report
26 Mar 2021   /

Nash shuts down TFT before final report

The minister ditches the Tourism Futures Taskforce weeks before it was due to complete its work “re-imagining” tourism.


NZ tourism too expensive? Not true – survey
17 Mar 2021  

NZ tourism too expensive? Not true – survey

The vast majority of Kiwis surveyed say they get good or excellent value for money, according to Angus & Associates.


Diagnosis for Southland tourism? ‘Long Covid’
16 Mar 2021   /

Diagnosis for Southland tourism? ‘Long Covid’

The tourism sector will be the weak link in the recovery of Southland, according to an economic analysis of the region.


NZ’s tourism sustainability judged – where do we rank?
15 Mar 2021  

NZ’s tourism sustainability judged – where do we rank?

New Zealand is “exemplary in resilience” and “leaders in regenerative tourism”, says a new global report.


Fault mapping raises tsunami hazard for Wānaka
26 Feb 2021  

Fault mapping raises tsunami hazard for Wānaka

Seismic mapping of the bed of Lake Wānaka has provided further evidence of a likely active fault at the popular destination.


Select regions perform but main centre hotels struggle during Xmas – Horwath HTL
22 Feb 2021   /

Select regions perform but main centre hotels struggle during Xmas – Horwath HTL

Hotels in regional New Zealand have done well over the recent holiday period while others in major centres experience “unsustainable revenue”, Horwath HTL says.


Tourism researchers give qualified support for PCE report
22 Feb 2021   /

Tourism researchers give qualified support for PCE report

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report has sparked volumes of commentary from the country’s academic sector.


Tourism Queenstown’s saviour and Achilles’ heel – report
9 Feb 2021  

Tourism Queenstown’s saviour and Achilles’ heel – report

The resort’s reliance on tourism left it vulnerable and exposed, says QLDC.


Tourism boom led to focus on profits over quality – research
29 Jan 2021   /

Tourism boom led to focus on profits over quality – research

Operators now wanted to leave behind an industry that focused too much on the dollar, shows research from TNZ.


Distressed tourism assets an M&A opportunity for 2021 – report
29 Jan 2021  

Distressed tourism assets an M&A opportunity for 2021 – report

Merger and acquisition activity in 2021 could be driven by distressed tourism and hospitality assets, according to MinterEllisonRuddWatts.


Operators need “value for experience” shift for domestics – TNZ
28 Jan 2021   /

Operators need “value for experience” shift for domestics – TNZ

Operators need to deepen the standard issue international experience to keep the domestic market interested, according to Tourism New Zealand research.


Franz Josef fears: more tourism layoffs, asset sales – report
22 Jan 2021  

Franz Josef fears: more tourism layoffs, asset sales – report

There are fears of a second round of tourism redundancies and the offloading of businesses, says a new report.


Southern tourism still suffering most – Westpac
14 Jan 2021   /

Southern tourism still suffering most – Westpac

But tourism in regions like Hawke’s Bay and Northland has fared better, says the bank.


Research: Tourism students eye silver linings in Covid disruption
10 Dec 2020  

Research: Tourism students eye silver linings in Covid disruption

Tourism management students at Victoria and Otago universities remain positive despite Covid-19 and believe it may even provide new opportunities.


Operator confidence low for summer – TNZ survey
30 Nov 2020   /

Operator confidence low for summer – TNZ survey

Those on the West Coast are the most pessimistic, according to Tourism New Zealand’s latest industry survey.


Only half of $8.4bn outbound spend to go to tourism – TNZ
24 Nov 2020  

Only half of $8.4bn outbound spend to go to tourism – TNZ

That will leave a $12.9bn revenue hole for the sector due to the lack of international tourists, says Tourism New Zealand.


Operators cut staff, “tread water” to stay alive – ANZ
11 Nov 2020   /

Operators cut staff, “tread water” to stay alive – ANZ

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.


More Kiwis head for the hills following lockdown – survey
5 Nov 2020   /

More Kiwis head for the hills following lockdown – survey

The initial findings of a survey carried out for Walking Access Aotearoa are good news for commercial tourism operators according to its lead researcher.


Closed borders help Air NZ reduce emissions
3 Nov 2020   /

Closed borders help Air NZ reduce emissions

Air New Zealand’s carbon emissions have reduced by 19% compared to 2019 levels.


Massey’s Scheyvens awarded $100k fellowship for tourism study
30 Oct 2020  

Massey’s Scheyvens awarded $100k fellowship for tourism study

Massey University’s Professor Regina Scheyvens has been awarded a James Cook Research Fellowship.


Fresh thinking: What next for NZ tourism?
28 Oct 2020  

Fresh thinking: What next for NZ tourism?

Tourism vouchers linked to the Covid tracer app and ‘Great Drives of NZ’ touring routes are among recommendations in a new study.


Almost half of Kiwis want vaccine before resuming foreign travel – survey
28 Oct 2020   /

Almost half of Kiwis want vaccine before resuming foreign travel – survey

Many New Zealanders will not be comfortable travelling overseas until a Covid-19 vaccine is in place, says Booking.com.


What to expect from a domestic-only summer? TNZ gives its view
20 Oct 2020   /

What to expect from a domestic-only summer? TNZ gives its view

CEO Stephen England-Hall says the sector is heading for “a pretty compelling summer”.


Almost three-quarters of Kiwis planning domestic holiday – TNZ
19 Oct 2020   /

Almost three-quarters of Kiwis planning domestic holiday – TNZ

But they do not consider themselves tourists, according to new research.


What Kiwis want from the tourism sector – survey
13 Oct 2020  

What Kiwis want from the tourism sector – survey

Angus & Associates reveals what New Zealanders want to see from their local tourism industry.


Accommodation workers most pessimistic about jobs – survey
17 Sep 2020   /

Accommodation workers most pessimistic about jobs – survey

Only 11% of those working in the sector expect to stay employed in the year ahead.


Lack of tourists keeps Nelson down – ASB
16 Sep 2020  

Lack of tourists keeps Nelson down – ASB

Lack of tourists and weak retail has kept Nelson at the bottom of the bank’s latest regional rankings.


Report: Iwi investors eye up tourism despite Covid
10 Sep 2020   /

Report: Iwi investors eye up tourism despite Covid

Tourism remains low as a percentage of total iwi and Māori business investment but interest remains high, according to ANZ analyst David Harrison.


Large scale reopening of borders unlikely any time soon – ASB
7 Sep 2020  

Large scale reopening of borders unlikely any time soon – ASB

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 back Covid elimination strategy – survey
31 Aug 2020  

Tourism workers back Covid elimination strategy – survey

Tourism workers are among those backing the Government’s policy of eliminating community transmission of Covid-19, according to a survey from Horizon Research.


NZ tourism vulnerable to international handling of Covid – NZIER
26 Aug 2020   /

NZ tourism vulnerable to international handling of Covid – NZIER

It will take three years for the economy to recover from Covid-19, says the institute.


Queenstown Lakes slashes 2021 visitor number projections
26 Aug 2020   /

Queenstown Lakes slashes 2021 visitor number projections

However, the impact of the pandemic on visitor numbers would give way to more standard levels of growth by 2031.


Govt looks to RSI to boost tourism recovery
11 Aug 2020   /

Govt looks to RSI to boost tourism recovery

Covid-19 has given NZ’s research, science and innovation sector a chance to engage with tourism.