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Election 2020

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Will Davis be tourism minister again?
19 Oct 2020  

Will Davis be tourism minister again?

Labour Party deputy leader Kelvin Davis scored a convincing win in Saturday’s election making him the front runner for the tourism portfolio and possibly the deputy prime ministership as well.


Election 2020: How the Ticker’s readers voted
16 Oct 2020  

Election 2020: How the Ticker’s readers voted

See how our readers voted in our (not particularly scientific) political poll.


Election 2020: Davis keen for tourism again, pledges push for more support
16 Oct 2020  

Election 2020: Davis keen for tourism again, pledges push for more support

Despite dealing with the hardest-hit sector from Covid-19, despite the criticism for his handling of the crisis, Kelvin Davis wants the tourism portfolio back after the election.


Election 2020: No new bed taxes or operator levies – McClay
16 Oct 2020  

Election 2020: No new bed taxes or operator levies – McClay

National’s tourism spokesperson Todd McClay has said his party will ensure there are no new taxes for the tourism sector and would stop any attempt to introduce a regional bed tax, including one in Queenstown.


Election 2020: Labour’s manifesto – what it says about tourism
14 Oct 2020  

Election 2020: Labour’s manifesto – what it says about tourism

The document sketches out the party’s ambitions for the sector.


NZ First (and the PGF) has proven itself to tourism – Tabuteau
14 Oct 2020  

NZ First (and the PGF) has proven itself to tourism – Tabuteau

NZ First’s tourism spokesperson says the party is committed to partnering with the tourism sector.


Higher standards needed to protect visitor experience – Greens
13 Oct 2020  

Higher standards needed to protect visitor experience – Greens

The Greens want to limit road congestion and noise pollution at New Zealand’s scenic hotspots.


Election 2020: Who has the best plan for tourism’s recovery?
12 Oct 2020  

Election 2020: Who has the best plan for tourism’s recovery?

Take the Ticker’s Election 2020 Tourism Sector Survey.


Robertson: I don’t want to “go backwards” on STAPP
7 Oct 2020  

Robertson: I don’t want to “go backwards” on STAPP

The finance minister rejects revisiting how the programme allocated funds, despite operator concerns.


Nats unveil NZ tourism festival, new industry fund
2 Oct 2020   /

Nats unveil NZ tourism festival, new industry fund

The National Party says in its ‘Supporting our tourism sector’ policy that it will help the industry rebuild.


TECNZ’s election wishlist: Grants, subsidies, and GST changes
29 Sep 2020   /

TECNZ’s election wishlist: Grants, subsidies, and GST changes

The association says it will lead the development of an international tourism recovery strategy to present to Govt.


Queenstown’s Great Debate: What was in it for tourism?
23 Sep 2020   /

Queenstown’s Great Debate: What was in it for tourism?

STAPP, trans-Tasman travel, and even TNZ’s “dry” domestic campaign were canvassed in a lively event at the resort.


Wednesday Letter: Kelvin Davis makes the Govt’s case
16 Sep 2020   /

Wednesday Letter: Kelvin Davis makes the Govt’s case

As part of our Election 2020 coverage, we hand over Wednesday Letter to each of the main party tourism spokespeople for their vision for New Zealand tourism. This week, tourism minister Kelvin Davis.


Nats will invest $5m in TRENZ – McClay
14 Sep 2020   /

Nats will invest $5m in TRENZ – McClay

It would provide a $5m grant to Tourism Industry Aotearoa to ensure the TRENZ conference could be held in 2021 and 2022.


New Govt must be partner for tourism – Chris Roberts
7 Sep 2020   /

New Govt must be partner for tourism – Chris Roberts

Tourism Industry Aotearoa has underlined the need for a true partnership between industry and government as it looks to a post-election rebuild of the battered tourism industry.


Nats: International visitors must show negative Covid test
21 Aug 2020  

Nats: International visitors must show negative Covid test

The National Party will require all international travellers to provide evidence of a negative Covid-19 test before arriving in New Zealand.


PM postpones election because of Covid-19 outbreak
17 Aug 2020  

PM postpones election because of Covid-19 outbreak

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern has moved this year’s election to 17 October because of the Auckland-based Covid-19 outbreak.


Nats pledge new national parks, Great Walks
12 Aug 2020  

Nats pledge new national parks, Great Walks

National will allow more commercial activities on the conservation estate if they deliver a net conservation gain.


TIA’s Roberts: New Govt must make “bold decisions”
10 Aug 2020   /

TIA’s Roberts: New Govt must make “bold decisions”

TIA said the incoming Government must address longstanding issues including congestion, poor infrastructure, low wages and undesirable visitor behaviour.


Limit numbers at popular tourist sites – Greens manifesto
28 Jul 2020   /

Limit numbers at popular tourist sites – Greens manifesto

The Green Party will establish an international visitor levy to provide funding for tourism upgrades in the regions, and protect the natural wonders that attract people to New Zealand.


TIA’s election wishlist – what it wants from the incoming govt
24 Jul 2020   /

TIA’s election wishlist – what it wants from the incoming govt

The association has outlined 37 specific actions it wants to see implemented.