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Bubble trouble weighs on hospo, accommodation
26 Jul 2021   /

Bubble trouble weighs on hospo, accommodation

The eight-week suspension of the trans-Tasman travel bubble had an immediate impact on operators.


“We’re gutted” – operators’ hopes for Aus winter boost dashed
23 Jul 2021   /

“We’re gutted” – operators’ hopes for Aus winter boost dashed

From high hopes to cruel reality, operators are forced to adjust again to life under Covid.


Trans-Tasman travel bubble suspended from midnight Friday
23 Jul 2021   /

Trans-Tasman travel bubble suspended from midnight Friday

Quarantine-free travel from all of Australia will stop for eight weeks.


Govt pauses quarantine-free travel from South Australia
21 Jul 2021   /

Govt pauses quarantine-free travel from South Australia

SkyCity closes its Adelaide casino as the city moves into a week-long lockdown.


South Australia poised to join burst Aus travel bubble
20 Jul 2021   /

South Australia poised to join burst Aus travel bubble

It will be the latest state in Australia to move into lockdown today after new community cases of Covid.


Quarantine-free travel from Victoria paused
16 Jul 2021   /

Quarantine-free travel from Victoria paused

Air NZ has cancelled flights from Melbourne but is continuing to fly from NZ to the city to return visitors already here.


Govt warns travellers in Victoria to return
15 Jul 2021   /

Govt warns travellers in Victoria to return

The travel bubble with the Australian state could pause again because of new community cases there.


Managed return flights from NSW on hold
9 Jul 2021   /

Managed return flights from NSW on hold

Returnees will also have to go into MIQ for 14 days when the flights start on Tuesday.


NSW, Queensland travel pause extended
8 Jul 2021   /

NSW, Queensland travel pause extended

The pause in quarantine-free travel from New South Wales and Queensland will continue for the time being.


Aus bubble to expand this week – PM
6 Jul 2021   /

Aus bubble to expand this week – PM

But there is “no clear date” for quarantine-free travel from NSW, says Jacinda Ardern.


Aus bubble partially re-opens
5 Jul 2021   /

Aus bubble partially re-opens

But quarantine-free travel from the major visitor source market of New South Wales remains suspended.


TECTS: Aussie spend felt in Queenstown, cities, but not smaller regions
2 Jul 2021   /

TECTS: Aussie spend felt in Queenstown, cities, but not smaller regions

Australian spend quadrupled in Queenstown and more than doubled in Auckland and Christchurch from April to May.


Govt: We know tourism is doing it tough with Aus travel pause
30 Jun 2021   /

Govt: We know tourism is doing it tough with Aus travel pause

Not acting would risk the domestic tourism market as well, says Covid-19 response minister Chris Hipkins.


Perspectives: Trans-Tasman bubble pause the right move from govt
30 Jun 2021   /

Perspectives: Trans-Tasman bubble pause the right move from govt

The travel bubble pause allows New Zealand to work on its Covid-19 response, writes senior lecturer Matt Hobbs.


More than just ski destination operators hurt by burst bubble
29 Jun 2021   /

More than just ski destination operators hurt by burst bubble

Operators in the north are also feeling the impact of curtailed travel but to varying degrees.


Scanning enforcement onus may fall on operators – PM
29 Jun 2021   /

Scanning enforcement onus may fall on operators – PM

A decision is expected later today on whether to extend Wellington’s alert level 2 restrictions.


PM scotches support for ski areas hit by burst bubble
28 Jun 2021   /

PM scotches support for ski areas hit by burst bubble

There is no support connected to changes in the trans-Tasman travel arrangement, says Jacinda Ardern.


Air NZ pauses all Aus inbound flights
28 Jun 2021   /

Air NZ pauses all Aus inbound flights

Air New Zealand cancels all inbound passenger flights from Australia until 11:59pm on Tuesday 29 June.


All quarantine-free travel from Australia now suspended
27 Jun 2021   /

All quarantine-free travel from Australia now suspended

With the Sydney outbreak spreading, the government says the risk to NZ is growing.


In a blow to ski, NSW quarantine-free flights pause extended
25 Jun 2021   /

In a blow to ski, NSW quarantine-free flights pause extended

That extension will cut deep into the Australian school holiday period of 26 June to 11 July.


Queenstown operators wary of NSW travel pause
24 Jun 2021   /

Queenstown operators wary of NSW travel pause

Businesses are keeping a watchful eye as the important Australian school holiday period approaches.


“Extensive potential exposure” prompts level 2 move for Wellington
24 Jun 2021   /

“Extensive potential exposure” prompts level 2 move for Wellington

The shift at 6pm on Wednesday was made “out of an abundance of caution,” says Covid-19 response minister Chris Hipkins.


Te Papa, Rydges, Weta Cave locations of interest in Aus Covid case
23 Jun 2021   /

Te Papa, Rydges, Weta Cave locations of interest in Aus Covid case

A number of hospitality outlets were also visited by the tourist.


Quarantine-free travel from NSW paused
23 Jun 2021   /

Quarantine-free travel from NSW paused

Quarantine-free travel from New South Wales to New Zealand has been paused.


MOH asks travellers from Sydney location to test for Covid-19
21 Jun 2021   /

MOH asks travellers from Sydney location to test for Covid-19

Those who visited Bondi Junction mall on 12 and 13 June urged to test immediately.


Pause on quarantine-free travel to Melbourne continues
18 Jun 2021   /

Pause on quarantine-free travel to Melbourne continues

Pause extended until Tuesday 22 June, to be reviewed if situation evolves.


Aus bubble now 80% of all international NZ travel
14 Jun 2021   /

Aus bubble now 80% of all international NZ travel

The vast majority of arrivals from Australia came to visit family and friends, says Stats NZ.


Pause on quarantine free Melbourne flights extended
11 Jun 2021   /

Pause on quarantine free Melbourne flights extended

Covid-19 Response minister Chris Hipkins says the suspension will continue for a further seven days.


SkyCity Adelaide under investigation by Aus watchdog
8 Jun 2021   /

SkyCity Adelaide under investigation by Aus watchdog

SkyCity’s Adelaide business is under investigation by Australia’s financial watchdog.


Govt extends pause of quarantine-free Melbourne flights
4 Jun 2021   /

Govt extends pause of quarantine-free Melbourne flights

The decision was made after the Victorian government extended its lockdown for a further week.


More Melbourne travellers identified – MOH
4 Jun 2021   /

More Melbourne travellers identified – MOH

A data reconciliation has identified an additional 48 people in New Zealand who were required to isolate and be tested for Covid-19 after having arrived from Melbourne between 20-25 May.


Operators welcome boost from Ardern, ScoMo visit
1 Jun 2021   /

Operators welcome boost from Ardern, ScoMo visit

“It’s good to get more eyes on this place,” says Ziptrek’s executive director, Trent Yeo.


Welcomings, re-affirmations but anything for tourism from talks?
1 Jun 2021   /

Welcomings, re-affirmations but anything for tourism from talks?

There appeared to be just one commitment which could have a direct impact on tourism.


Victoria travel bubble pause extended  to 4 June – Govt
28 May 2021   /

Victoria travel bubble pause extended to 4 June – Govt

The decision was made following the growing number of Covid cases in Melbourne.


Travel bubble paused with Victoria for 72 hours
25 May 2021   /

Travel bubble paused with Victoria for 72 hours

There have been nine cases of Covid-19 in the past two days in Melbourne.


ScoMo, Ardern visit “great opportunity” for Queenstown – DQ
18 May 2021   /

ScoMo, Ardern visit “great opportunity” for Queenstown – DQ

Both PMs are expected to meet tourism leaders at the hard hit destination.


‘Green’ flights from NSW to NZ to resume
10 May 2021   /

‘Green’ flights from NSW to NZ to resume

Quarantine-free travel from New South Wales to New Zealand resumes today.


Air NZ restarts Auckland-Adelaide route
6 May 2021   /

Air NZ restarts Auckland-Adelaide route

Air NZ says flights to Cairns and the Sunshine Coast were forecasted to begin in June, no specific date was given.


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.


Shy Kiwis say ‘yeah, nah’ to early Aus holidays – survey
3 May 2021   /

Shy Kiwis say ‘yeah, nah’ to early Aus holidays – survey

Gung-ho Aussies and timid Kiwis are exacerbating the net benefit of travel to NZ.


Trans-Tasman travel bubble sees NZ benefit 3:2
29 Apr 2021   /

Trans-Tasman travel bubble sees NZ benefit 3:2

New Zealand saw more than 30,000 arrivals in the first nine days of the trans-Tasman bubble with 20,000 now departed, according to Stats NZ data.


Travel bubble with Western Australia to restart
28 Apr 2021   /

Travel bubble with Western Australia to restart

Travellers from Western Australia will be able to fly quarantine-free to New Zealand again from later today.


Visitor numbers surge with trans-Taman bubble
22 Apr 2021   /

Visitor numbers surge with trans-Taman bubble

But it’s still a long way to go before arrivals reach pre-Covid levels.


The bubble begins but the race started long ago for wholesalers
21 Apr 2021   /

The bubble begins but the race started long ago for wholesalers

We’ve been preparing for almost a year, says ANZCRO’s Nick Guthrey.


Boult: Bubble will make businesses viable again
20 Apr 2021   /

Boult: Bubble will make businesses viable again

The arrival of flight QF121 in Queenstown marks the turning of the tide for the resort, says mayor Jim Boult.


Ardern to “shamelessly” showcase south on Aus PM tour
20 Apr 2021   /

Ardern to “shamelessly” showcase south on Aus PM tour

Ardern plans to take Scott Morrison to some of the South Island’s tourist destinations.


Gallery: Emotions soar as trans-Tasman flights land
20 Apr 2021   /

Gallery: Emotions soar as trans-Tasman flights land

The arrivals from Australia were greeted with handshakes, hugs and lollies.


Aus enquiries for NZ accommodation surge – Booking.com
15 Apr 2021   /

Aus enquiries for NZ accommodation surge – Booking.com

Australians are ready to jump the ditch to visit New Zealand with a record number looking for accommodation, says Booking.com.


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.


Industry welcomes imminent launch of trans-Tasman bubble
7 Apr 2021   /

Industry welcomes imminent launch of trans-Tasman bubble

Tourism groups breathe a collective sigh of relief after a date is set for the two-way safe travel corridor.