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“Now is the time to rebuild” – NZ’s events sector on Akl move to level 1
6 Oct 2020   /

“Now is the time to rebuild” – NZ’s events sector on Akl move to level 1

The hard-hit industry breathes a collective sigh of relief over Auckland’s impending return to alert level 1.


Operator slams wait for tourism taskforce report
29 Sep 2020   /

Operator slams wait for tourism taskforce report

The Tourism Futures Taskforce not presenting its final report until April next year is a “disgrace”, says Aroha New Zealand Tours.


Covid cases visited Taupō tourism operators
25 Sep 2020  

Covid cases visited Taupō tourism operators

Three family members who have tested positive for Covid-19 visited two attractions over the weekend.


NZ back at level 1, Auckland moves to level 2 on Wednesday
22 Sep 2020   /

NZ back at level 1, Auckland moves to level 2 on Wednesday

The move means gatherings of up to 100 will be allowed in the country’s largest city.


Re-thinking tourism: Turning communities into ambassadors
16 Sep 2020   /

Re-thinking tourism: Turning communities into ambassadors

The time was now to evaluate how to turn communities into supporters, rather than critics, of tourism.


MOT provides level 2 guidance for transport operators
16 Sep 2020   /

MOT provides level 2 guidance for transport operators

The Ministry of Transport is still encouraging physical distancing on public transport even though it is no longer mandatory.


Govt relaxes social distancing rules on planes
15 Sep 2020   /

Govt relaxes social distancing rules on planes

Physical distancing on public transport has eased but masks must still be worn, says PM Jacinda Ardern.


All border workers to undergo Covid-19 testing
7 Sep 2020   /

All border workers to undergo Covid-19 testing

The rules cover entry into the country via air and maritime borders and the operation of managed isolation and quarantine facilities.


Auckland to remain at Covid-19 alert level 2.5
4 Sep 2020   /

Auckland to remain at Covid-19 alert level 2.5

The rest of the country will stay at level 2 until at least midnight 16 September.


Charter, group tours exempt from face masks
28 Aug 2020   /

Charter, group tours exempt from face masks

Wearing a face covering on public transport and planes will be compulsory at Covid-19 alert level 2 and above.


Almost half of Manawatū tourism businesses to cut staff
28 Aug 2020   /

Almost half of Manawatū tourism businesses to cut staff

One in five businesses in the Manawatū remain significantly concerned about revenue, says CEDA.


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.


STA Travel woes ‘timely reminder’ about consumer protection
26 Aug 2020   /

STA Travel woes ‘timely reminder’ about consumer protection

The collapse of international company STA Travel is a warning to customers and companies that buy travel products to seek suppliers with consumer protection.


Flights suspended, seats more expensive due to social distancing
25 Aug 2020   /

Flights suspended, seats more expensive due to social distancing

Industry urges Govt to review social distancing rules on aircraft as services stop.


Auckland to move to level 2 midnight Sunday
25 Aug 2020   /

Auckland to move to level 2 midnight Sunday

The extra four days at level 3 will allow the city to “move down and stay down”, says Jacinda Ardern.


Naturally NZ Holidays liquidators report released
21 Aug 2020   /

Naturally NZ Holidays liquidators report released

The abrupt cessation of international tourism led to the collapse of 25-year-old inbound tour operator Naturally New Zealand Holidays Limited with around $600,000 owing to unsecured creditors outside the business.


Govt invests $6m in security for managed isolation
21 Aug 2020   /

Govt invests $6m in security for managed isolation

The Government is rolling out additional security systems in its managed isolation and quarantine facilities at a cost of $6m.


Hobbiton staff warned to be alert for Covid symptoms
20 Aug 2020   /

Hobbiton staff warned to be alert for Covid symptoms

It is the second attraction in a week told it has been visited by someone who later tests positive for the virus.


Aircrew Covid risk overstated – BARNZ
20 Aug 2020   /

Aircrew Covid risk overstated – BARNZ

New Zealanders should be more worried about the economic shock of airlines pulling out of the country than the risk of contracting Covid-19 from air crew.


Rydges worker tests positive, Weta staff warned to be vigilant
19 Aug 2020   /

Rydges worker tests positive, Weta staff warned to be vigilant

The hotel maintenance worker did not have routine contact with guests, says the Govt.


What a second lockdown could look like for tourism
14 Aug 2020   /

What a second lockdown could look like for tourism

Westpac and NZIER analyse the cost of lockdowns and the impact on hard-hit tourism.


Auckland Covid cluster expands to Waikato
14 Aug 2020  

Auckland Covid cluster expands to Waikato

Two confirmed cases of Covid-19 and three probable cases have been reported in the South Waikato town of Tokoroa.


Community Covid cases to go into quarantine facilities
14 Aug 2020  

Community Covid cases to go into quarantine facilities

All community transmission cases will now join those detected at the border and managed-isolation hotels.


Auckland operators stuck in limbo as city returns to lockdown
13 Aug 2020  

Auckland operators stuck in limbo as city returns to lockdown

Struggling tourism businesses are having to put much-needed bookings on hold.


Skyline Rotorua workers in self-isolation after Covid case visit
13 Aug 2020   /

Skyline Rotorua workers in self-isolation after Covid case visit

The family went to a number of tourism experiences in the city last weekend, including Skyline Rotorua’s gondola and luge.


Level 3 move ‘disappointing’ but Govt action correct – TIA’s Roberts
12 Aug 2020   /

Level 3 move ‘disappointing’ but Govt action correct – TIA’s Roberts

If restrictions continue the Govt should consider releasing some of the $14b it has in reserves to help businesses, says the association.


Auckland operators to close again after Covid cases found
12 Aug 2020  

Auckland operators to close again after Covid cases found

Businesses across the region will shut for at least three days after four people test positive.


Novotel, Air NZ staff to be traced, tested after Covid error
17 Jun 2020  

Novotel, Air NZ staff to be traced, tested after Covid error

Two recent guests at Novotel Ellerslie have tested positive in Wellington, says Dr Ashley Bloomfield.


Air NZ cuts exec roles, adds holiday flights, re-opens lounges
25 May 2020   /

Air NZ cuts exec roles, adds holiday flights, re-opens lounges

Air New Zealand continues to adapt its operations and re-shape its team in the wake of the outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis.


St John’s Ambulance worker wins $14k Taupō mega getaway prize
22 May 2020   /

St John’s Ambulance worker wins $14k Taupō mega getaway prize

A total of twenty-seven local tourism operators and businesses contributed to what was a total prize pool of $17k.


Operators “raring to go”, RTOs ramp up campaigns at level 2
12 May 2020   /

Operators “raring to go”, RTOs ramp up campaigns at level 2

PM’s green-light for domestic travel from Thursday prompts wave of relief from operators, new campaign from RTOs, but warnings of the danger of further delays from TIA.


Former Wayfare boss, TIA chair calls for scrapping of alert levels
7 May 2020   /

Former Wayfare boss, TIA chair calls for scrapping of alert levels

Former Wayfare boss, Richard Lauder, has called for the scrapping of alert levels arguing they were constructed for an upward path into lockdown, not for a move out of lockdown and a restoration of economic activity.


New Zealanders heading home as govt continues repatriation efforts
14 Apr 2020   /

New Zealanders heading home as govt continues repatriation efforts

The Government is continuing to repatriate New Zealanders stranded overseas due to the Covid-19 outbreak, with 39 people from Vanuatu brought home via a New Zealand Defence Force C-130 Hercules.


Mandatory quarantine, isolation required for all arrivals
9 Apr 2020   /

Mandatory quarantine, isolation required for all arrivals

Arrivals will now go into quarantine or managed isolation.


Recruitment partnership to support tourism sector recovery
8 Apr 2020   /

Recruitment partnership to support tourism sector recovery

Tourism Talent has partnered with Go with Tourism in a bid to help the tourism sector bounce back from Covid-19.


NZIER: Business confidence plummets in Q1
8 Apr 2020  

NZIER: Business confidence plummets in Q1

Business confidence has plummeted amidst the current Covid-19 crisis, with a new survey showing 67% of businesses expect a deterioration in general economic conditions.


Recovery winners will be “those set up to thrive in challenging environment” – ASB
7 Apr 2020   /

Recovery winners will be “those set up to thrive in challenging environment” – ASB

Prepare for a “tumultuous” year ahead with the winners being “those that are set up to thrive in a challenging environment”, says ASB.


CINZ replaces MEETINGS with new industry event
7 Apr 2020   /

CINZ replaces MEETINGS with new industry event

BE Reconnected will focus on re-engaging and reconnecting vital industry relationships.


Airways to cut 180 jobs as air traffic collapses
7 Apr 2020   /

Airways to cut 180 jobs as air traffic collapses

The navigation services provider says international traffic could take two years to recover. 


Data shows full impact of coronavirus on air traffic
7 Apr 2020   /

Data shows full impact of coronavirus on air traffic

In the week after the Government’s 23 March lockdown announcement, scheduled airline traffic declined by 47%, or 8600 flights to 4400, compared with the same period last year, says Airways.


Global air capacity falls 77% in first week of April
7 Apr 2020   /

Global air capacity falls 77% in first week of April

International airline seat capacity fell to just 23% of what it was in the first week of April last year, according to travel insights firm ForwardKeys.


Chch hospo, accommodation spending tumbles
7 Apr 2020   /

Chch hospo, accommodation spending tumbles

Hospitality and accommodation in Christchurch was hardest hit with an 82% decline in spending in the week ended March 29 compared with the same week a year ago.


Council calls on govt to help hospo sector
7 Apr 2020   /

Council calls on govt to help hospo sector

Nelson City Council is calling for the Ministry of Justice to enable the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority (ARLA) and councils to waive alcohol licensing fees in light of the Covid-19 shutdown.


Foreign students enjoy northern hospitality
7 Apr 2020   /

Foreign students enjoy northern hospitality

Northland host families have opened their homes to international students as they sit out the Covid-19 lockdown.


“Strong cash position” to help Serko through pandemic
6 Apr 2020   /

“Strong cash position” to help Serko through pandemic

Thanks to a capital raising in October 2019 the company’s cash balance is $42m, says the travel management software company.


Self-isolation at Hamilton stadium set up for freedom campers
6 Apr 2020   /

Self-isolation at Hamilton stadium set up for freedom campers

Porritt Stadium in Hamilton has been set up as a Covid-19 self-isolation site for freedom campers at the request of the Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group.


BCA hits out against double dipping claims
6 Apr 2020   /

BCA hits out against double dipping claims

The Bus and Coach Association says it is “dumbfounded” by the suggestion of one union organisation that bus companies are ‘double dipping’ on the Covid-19 wage subsidy scheme.


Civil Defence closes roads into Egmont National Park
6 Apr 2020   /

Civil Defence closes roads into Egmont National Park

Roads into Egmont National Park will be closed following an order by Civil Defence in a bid to combat Covid-19.


Council blasts Coromandel holidaymakers during lockdown
6 Apr 2020  

Council blasts Coromandel holidaymakers during lockdown

The Thames Coromandel District Council is warning residences against travelling to their holiday homes for the Easter period, saying they need to abide by lockdown rules during the Covid-19 crisis.


Hunting officially banned during Covid-19 lockdown
6 Apr 2020   /

Hunting officially banned during Covid-19 lockdown

A new Government Order has banned hunting while New Zealand remains in level four lockdown during the Covid-19 crisis.