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How Australia is combating the tourism slowdown
19 Aug 2019   /

How Australia is combating the tourism slowdown

The country is seeing a similar slowdown as NZ but is taking a different approach, particularly with the youth market.


Haka Tourism looks to fill coffers with K’Rd lodge flip
11 Jun 2019  

Haka Tourism looks to fill coffers with K’Rd lodge flip

The operator is aiming to have a nationwide network of 10 hotels and 10 lodges by 2025.


Lake Tekapo’s new $9m YHA shepherds visitors
15 May 2019   /

Lake Tekapo’s new $9m YHA shepherds visitors

Lake Tekapo’s new $9m YHA has reported 85% occupancy in its first two weeks of trade.


BYATA looks to the future
29 Apr 2019  

BYATA looks to the future

The evolution of the backpacker market and where it might go next is the backbone for discussion at this year’s annual Backpacker Youth & Adventure Tourism Association conference.


Sanders wins one from Haka-heavy property portfolio sale
28 Feb 2019   /

Sanders wins one from Haka-heavy property portfolio sale

Haka Tourism Group has succeeded in its multi-million dollar bid to take ownership of its Auckland lodge.


Angus’ getsmart wins global Hostelling International contract
27 Nov 2018   /

Angus’ getsmart wins global Hostelling International contract

Cristine Angus’s software development company, getsmart, has signed a global partnership agreement to provide tailored customer insight solutions for the International Youth Hostels Federation.


BYATA 2018: TNZ pulls back from transient backpacker market
16 Aug 2018   /

BYATA 2018: TNZ pulls back from transient backpacker market

TNZ has refocused its backpacker strategy on the direct UK and German markets.


BYATA 2018: Industry in “huge state of flux” – Sanders
15 Aug 2018   /

BYATA 2018: Industry in “huge state of flux” – Sanders

The backpacker and wider tourism industry is in “a huge state of flux” and it was vital operators tackled complex issues together, an industry audience heard this morning.


Social media campaign breaks backpacker barriers
2 Oct 2017  

Social media campaign breaks backpacker barriers

Today’s backpackers are a discerning bunch on the lookout for authentic, inspirational experiences.


“David and Goliath” battle to save Coromandel icon
27 Sep 2017  

“David and Goliath” battle to save Coromandel icon

Campaigners are desperately trying to rally support to prevent the closure of the iconic Opoutere Youth Hostel near Whangamata.


365 activities, 365 days: The takeaways from a year’s worth of NZ experiences
5 Sep 2017  

365 activities, 365 days: The takeaways from a year’s worth of NZ experiences

Robin Gayraud and Laura Symonds, publishers of the BackpackerGuide.NZ, travelled New Zealand in a campervan to take on 365 activities in 365 days.


BYATA Learns how to ‘Future Proof’ in Wellington
31 Aug 2017  

BYATA Learns how to ‘Future Proof’ in Wellington

Future proofing New Zealand as a tourism destination was the focus of the eighth annual Backpacker Youth & Adventure Tourism Association (BYATA) Conference held in Wellington at Te Papa recently.


Hostel group establishes niche in backpacker industry
27 Jul 2017  

Hostel group establishes niche in backpacker industry

With over 150 hostels throughout the country and backpackers currently making up 11% of all holiday visitors into NZ and growing – the hostel market is going from strength to strength.