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Industry leaders call for clarity on Covid, border plans
2 Mar 2021   /

Industry leaders call for clarity on Covid, border plans

Tourism leaders want to know how the Govt is planning to re-open the country’s borders.


Cancellations strike struggling events sector
2 Mar 2021   /

Cancellations strike struggling events sector

Event organisers up and down the country have been forced to cancel, postpone or scramble to make changes.


Auckland operator anguish at latest lockdown
1 Mar 2021  

Auckland operator anguish at latest lockdown

Tourism businesses like TIME Unlimited had a rare busy week ahead leading up to the America’s Cup finals.


Auckland Lantern Festival cancelled again
1 Mar 2021   /

Auckland Lantern Festival cancelled again

For the second year in a row, one of the city’s flagship events is pulled because of Covid.


Auckland moves back to level 3 lockdown
28 Feb 2021  

Auckland moves back to level 3 lockdown

The rest of New Zealand has shifted to Covid-19 alert level 2 following the latest community cases.


Probe into possible bowel-related Pullman contagion
24 Feb 2021   /

Probe into possible bowel-related Pullman contagion

New mitigation measures at the Pullman Auckland have been introduced but the cause of three infections there is still unknown.


Operators relieved, wary after Auckland moves to level 1
23 Feb 2021  

Operators relieved, wary after Auckland moves to level 1

Tourism businesses in the region say it will take time for bookings to return.


Auckland’s Covid alert level 2 to be reviewed today
22 Feb 2021  

Auckland’s Covid alert level 2 to be reviewed today

The Government will review Auckland’s Covid-19 alert level 2 today with a decision to be announced by prime minister Jacinda Ardern at 3pm.


Covid-19 vaccine rollout starts today with vaccinators
19 Feb 2021  

Covid-19 vaccine rollout starts today with vaccinators

Final preparations are underway for phase 1 of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, says Covid response minister Chris Hipkins.


Govt eases support criteria following snap lockdown
19 Feb 2021  

Govt eases support criteria following snap lockdown

Parliament has passed a new Resurgence Support Payment available to eligible businesses affected by Auckland’s latest Covid-19 lockdown and level 2.


Auckland moves out of lockdown
18 Feb 2021  

Auckland moves out of lockdown

The rest of New Zealand has shifted to Covid-19 alert level 1.


Napier’s Art Deco Festival cancelled
17 Feb 2021   /

Napier’s Art Deco Festival cancelled

Napier’s Art Deco Festival has been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 uncertainty.


Regional cancellations highlight Auckland visitor value
16 Feb 2021  

Regional cancellations highlight Auckland visitor value

Regional operators are being cut-off by Auckland as a visitor source and a transit point for those further afield.


Events cancel or scramble changes after latest lockdown
16 Feb 2021   /

Events cancel or scramble changes after latest lockdown

Events up and down the country have been forced to cancel or impose restrictions after the latest Covid-19 community cases at Auckland.


Singapore Airlines delivers first Covid-19 vaccine to NZ
16 Feb 2021   /

Singapore Airlines delivers first Covid-19 vaccine to NZ

Singapore Airlines has delivered the first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to New Zealand.


Businesses can register online for Auckland travel docs – MBIE
16 Feb 2021  

Businesses can register online for Auckland travel docs – MBIE

Businesses inside Auckland’s Covid-19 alert level 3 boundary can register online for travel documents.


Struggling operators hit with lockdown cancellations
15 Feb 2021  

Struggling operators hit with lockdown cancellations

Tourism businesses suffer mass cancellations again after Auckland shifts back to Covid-19 alert level 3.


Air NZ, Auckland Airport implement level 3 restrictions
15 Feb 2021   /

Air NZ, Auckland Airport implement level 3 restrictions

Australia has also suspended quarantine-free travel from NZ until at least midnight Wednesday.


Auckland moves to Covid-19 alert level 3 lockdown
15 Feb 2021  

Auckland moves to Covid-19 alert level 3 lockdown

The rest of NZ shifts to level 2 after three Auckland cases, two of whom recently visited Taranaki attractions.


Border worker Covid-19 vaccinations to start Feb 20 – PM
12 Feb 2021   /

Border worker Covid-19 vaccinations to start Feb 20 – PM

The first priority will be the country’s 12,000 border workers, says Jacinda Ardern.


Dire visitation prospects force adventure operator to hibernate
11 Feb 2021  

Dire visitation prospects force adventure operator to hibernate

Bleak post-summer prospects for Queenstown’s tourism sector have led to one of the resort’s long-standing canyoning operators temporarily shutting up shop.


MIQ hotel, airline staff among first to get vaccine – Govt
4 Feb 2021   /

MIQ hotel, airline staff among first to get vaccine – Govt

The country’s border workers, including airline and managed isolation and quarantine hotel staff, will be the first to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, says the Government.


Govt stops putting arrivals in Pullman Auckland
28 Jan 2021   /

Govt stops putting arrivals in Pullman Auckland

The MIQ facility will be gradually emptied while investigators try to uncover how guests are catching Covid.


DOC to expand use Covid QR codes
27 Jan 2021   /

DOC to expand use Covid QR codes

DOC will expand the use of Covid-19 contact tracing QR codes after making them visible at all visitor centres and at serviced campsites.


Northland RTO: “Stay vigilant, don’t get complacent”
26 Jan 2021   /

Northland RTO: “Stay vigilant, don’t get complacent”

Northland Inc’s tourism team says it will help “turn around the message” for operators following the new Covid case.


Quarantine hotels’ ventilation systems under scrutiny
26 Jan 2021   /

Quarantine hotels’ ventilation systems under scrutiny

The ventilation systems of managed isolation hotels have come under the spotlight.


“We have to be pro-active and appease concerns” – The Kauri Museum
25 Jan 2021  

“We have to be pro-active and appease concerns” – The Kauri Museum

The Northland attraction closes for most of the week following a visit by a Covid-19 case.


Northland attractions visited by Covid case
25 Jan 2021  

Northland attractions visited by Covid case

Tourist operations The Kauri Museum and White Rock Gallery are among the 31 businesses visited.


“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.