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Milford Sound operators start voluntary redundancy consultation
19 Feb 2020   /

Milford Sound operators start voluntary redundancy consultation

Road damage affecting access and the coronavirus outbreak have taken a toll.


Tourism NZ eyes Aus with $13m war chest to tackle coronavirus impact
19 Feb 2020  

Tourism NZ eyes Aus with $13m war chest to tackle coronavirus impact

Australia will be the immediate focus to help fill the gap created by the China travel ban.


Air NZ reduces Shanghai, Hong Kong flights
19 Feb 2020   /

Air NZ reduces Shanghai, Hong Kong flights

Air New Zealand will reduce capacity on its Shanghai and Hong Kong routes as a result of the impact of coronavirus on demand.


Govt pumps $11m into tourism marketing
18 Feb 2020  

Govt pumps $11m into tourism marketing

Tourism NZ will get $10m and some RTOs will share $1m to help tackle the impacts of Covid-19.


Govt extends travel ban for another week
17 Feb 2020  

Govt extends travel ban for another week

The extension now runs until Monday 24 February and will be reviewed every 48 hours.


CAUTHE 2020: Aus opportunity for “safe” NZ as Asia concerns grow
14 Feb 2020   /

CAUTHE 2020: Aus opportunity for “safe” NZ as Asia concerns grow

New Zealand has an opportunity to tap into Australia’s outbound Asian market as it looks to plug the estimated $500m gap left by the coronavirus, according to tourism academic Dr David Beirman.


PM: Tax relief explored for coronavirus cancellations
13 Feb 2020  

PM: Tax relief explored for coronavirus cancellations

Work to redirect resources into other international markets as well as the domestic is also under way, says Ardern.


Tourism “diverse” despite being most exposed sector – ASB
11 Feb 2020  

Tourism “diverse” despite being most exposed sector – ASB

Permanent damage only done if containment continues for a couple of years, says the bank.


Coronavirus top of mind for investors as reporting season starts
11 Feb 2020   /

Coronavirus top of mind for investors as reporting season starts

Market watchers are anticipating in-depth reports about how tourism companies are coping with coronavirus and the financial impact they expect.


Perspectives: AUT’s Dr Rahul Sen on why NZ is more exposed to coronavirus chills
10 Feb 2020   /

Perspectives: AUT’s Dr Rahul Sen on why NZ is more exposed to coronavirus chills

Auckland University of Technology’s senior lecturer in economics, Dr Rahul Sen, explains why New Zealand is more exposed than others to the economic chills of China’s coronavirus outbreak.


Perspectives: What are operators’ rights on coronavirus?
7 Feb 2020  

Perspectives: What are operators’ rights on coronavirus?

Law firm Anderson Lloyd on force majeure, insurance and employment obligations.


$500m+ at risk for industry from outbreak – England-Hall
7 Feb 2020   /

$500m+ at risk for industry from outbreak – England-Hall

Industry could lose more than half-a-billion dollars over the next two months from the missing Chinese visitor market, says Stephen England-Hall.


Discounting, investment holds, job cuts considered as slump bites
5 Feb 2020  

Discounting, investment holds, job cuts considered as slump bites

Operators are turning to strategies to help tide them over as cancellations reach 20k.


Airport asks travellers for patience
5 Feb 2020   /

Airport asks travellers for patience

Auckland Airport is asking for patience as new travel restrictions and flight disruptions mean it is taking more time for arriving travellers to clear border formalities.


ATEED cancels Lantern Festival, loses part of $254k investment
5 Feb 2020   /

ATEED cancels Lantern Festival, loses part of $254k investment

This event attracts around 200k visitors but has been cancelled because of concerns over coronavirus.


Zero arrivals from China for two months “plausible” – Westpac
4 Feb 2020  

Zero arrivals from China for two months “plausible” – Westpac

Total arrivals could fall by 11% with other Asian markets taking a big hit, says the bank.


Operators take “sensible” approach to cancellations
4 Feb 2020   /

Operators take “sensible” approach to cancellations

Hotel operators are taking a flexible approach to the refund of deposits due to coronavirus cancellations, with a long-term view on the Chinese market often prevailing.


Hastings delays China tourism competition
4 Feb 2020   /

Hastings delays China tourism competition

Hastings District Council has delayed its Amazing China-Hastings Year of Tourism competition because of the coronavirus outbreak.


China visitors banned: Govt “acutely aware” of impact on tourism
3 Feb 2020   /

China visitors banned: Govt “acutely aware” of impact on tourism

The move could reduce to a trickle the 40k-50k visitors expected from China this Feb.


OTAs invoke ‘force majeure’ to try and kill cancellation charges
3 Feb 2020   /

OTAs invoke ‘force majeure’ to try and kill cancellation charges

Online travel agencies have invoked ‘force majeure’ conditions suggesting New Zealand accommodation providers should return cancellation deposits from travellers affected by the coronavirus outbreak.


Northcote cancels annual Chinese and Korean New Year Festival
31 Jan 2020  

Northcote cancels annual Chinese and Korean New Year Festival

The Auckland suburb of Northcote has cancelled its annual Chinese and Korean New Year Festival due to concerns about the coronavirus.


Nearly 10k Chinese cancellations confirmed
31 Jan 2020   /

Nearly 10k Chinese cancellations confirmed

Around 20% of the potential market has cancelled already with more expected in coming days.


Air New Zealand to reduce Shanghai services
31 Jan 2020  

Air New Zealand to reduce Shanghai services

Air New Zealand says it is temporarily reducing its Shanghai services because of an expected drop in demand for travel between New Zealand and China.


Coronavirus hits wider Asian market as cancellations continue
31 Jan 2020   /

Coronavirus hits wider Asian market as cancellations continue

Travel to and from New Zealand is suffering as the outbreak is declared a global health emergency.


Visitor emergency group convened to tackle coronavirus
30 Jan 2020   /

Visitor emergency group convened to tackle coronavirus

The Government-led Visitor Sector Emergency Advisory Group has stood up to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.


Wednesday Letter: George Hickton on the lessons from SARS
29 Jan 2020  

Wednesday Letter: George Hickton on the lessons from SARS

TNZ’s CEO during the 2003 crisis on what can be applied to today’s coronavirus outbreak. 


Insurance unlikely for coronavirus-hit operators
29 Jan 2020   /

Insurance unlikely for coronavirus-hit operators

Operators are also being urged to process cancellations with “understanding” to help secure future business.


Tourism now more exposed to China-led disruptions – ASB
29 Jan 2020   /

Tourism now more exposed to China-led disruptions – ASB

NZ tourism is now more exposed to falls in the Chinese market than it was in the SARS crisis of 2003, says ASB.


Coronavirus: Cancellations, postponements pour in
28 Jan 2020   /

Coronavirus: Cancellations, postponements pour in

The sector is bracing for the impact of the outbreak although estimates vary on its longterm effect.


Coronavirus: Queenstown rumours swirl as Boult warns against “racism”
28 Jan 2020   /

Coronavirus: Queenstown rumours swirl as Boult warns against “racism”

A suspected case is being investigated in Queenstown as Jim Boult warns against “racism and xenophobia”.


Coronavirus: Tourism share prices slide
28 Jan 2020   /

Coronavirus: Tourism share prices slide

NZX-listed tourism companies are starting to feel the effects of the outbreak.


Coronavirus: VSEAG monitoring outbreak – MBIE
28 Jan 2020   /

Coronavirus: VSEAG monitoring outbreak – MBIE

Operators are urged to inform TNZ of cancellations so it can collate and share information.


Coronavirus: Group ban risks nearly 30% of Chinese market
27 Jan 2020   /

Coronavirus: Group ban risks nearly 30% of Chinese market

The Chinese Govt ban on outbound tours will hit a significant proportion of NZ’s second-largest source market.


Coronavirus: Nurses deployed at NZ airports to meet China flights
27 Jan 2020   /

Coronavirus: Nurses deployed at NZ airports to meet China flights

Passengers arriving on flights from China will be met by public health staff from today.


Agencies to consider coronavirus steps – Govt
24 Jan 2020   /

Agencies to consider coronavirus steps – Govt

The pandemic group will determine whether “active surveillance measures” are needed at NZ’s airports.