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TIA calls for 20% share of visitor GST for long-term funding
9 Apr 2019   /

TIA calls for 20% share of visitor GST for long-term funding

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is calling for local government to receive a 20% share of the $1.7bn in GST paid by international visitors, claiming it is the “most effective, efficient and fairest approach” to regional funding.


Roberts: “Our strength as an industry is putting aside our differences”
9 Apr 2019   /

Roberts: “Our strength as an industry is putting aside our differences”

TIA’s chief executive “puts the public record straight” on the association’s position on funding for tourism. 


Opinion: Some consistency please – we need to be united on how tourism is funded
8 Apr 2019   /

Opinion: Some consistency please – we need to be united on how tourism is funded

Charlie Ives, executive officer of Regional Tourism New Zealand, says calls for GST earned by tourism to be returned to the sector are muddying the waters when it comes to funding.


Budd: “Relieved and pleased” after DQ vote success
4 Apr 2019   /

Budd: “Relieved and pleased” after DQ vote success

Destination Queenstown chief executive Graham Budd is “relieved and pleased” after winning support from members for a proposed funding boost that will add $900,000 to the organisation’s coffers.


DQ wins member support for 25% budget boost
3 Apr 2019   /

DQ wins member support for 25% budget boost

Destination Queentown has won the support of its members to seek a 25% funding increase.


DQ faces “vote of confidence” in ballot bid to hike fees 25%
2 Apr 2019   /

DQ faces “vote of confidence” in ballot bid to hike fees 25%

Operators also facing a possible bed tax could stymie the RTO’s plan to boost its funding in tomorrow’s vote.


IVL: Who is in line for a funding boost?
28 Mar 2019   /

IVL: Who is in line for a funding boost?

RTOs could be in for a windfall from the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy.


TIA seeks sustainable funding model as sponsorship struggles
28 Mar 2019   /

TIA seeks sustainable funding model as sponsorship struggles

Tourism Industry Aotearoa will be exploring options to establish a sustainable funding model for itself and for various industry projects in the year ahead.


Wellington Airport raises $100m via bond offer
28 Mar 2019   /

Wellington Airport raises $100m via bond offer

Wellington International Airport has raised $100m through the offer of an 11-year, unsecured, fixed-rate bond.


Kaikohe tourism projects take lion’s share of new $2.8m PGF investment
19 Mar 2019   /

Kaikohe tourism projects take lion’s share of new $2.8m PGF investment

The government’s Provincial Growth Fund is ploughing a further $2.8m into Northland with tourism centred around the town of Kaikohe one of the main beneficiaries of the fresh investment.


Wellington Airport confirms $100m bond offer
19 Mar 2019   /

Wellington Airport confirms $100m bond offer

Wellington International Airport is going ahead with its proposed  11-year, unsecured, fixed-rate bond offer of up to $100m.


Starting gun fired on regional tourism funding ‘design sprint’
12 Mar 2019   /

Starting gun fired on regional tourism funding ‘design sprint’

An eight-strong group of tourism industry leaders is this week locked in a room in Wellington in an attempt to come up with a solution to the tourism industry’s regional funding riddle.


Third round of $100m TIF to open
26 Feb 2019   /

Third round of $100m TIF to open

The third round of the government’s $100m Tourism Infrastructure Fund will open for applications on 1 March.


Wilson: Time for govt to fund regional destination marketing
1 Feb 2019   /

Wilson: Time for govt to fund regional destination marketing

The outgoing CEO of Northland Inc urges the government to “fix the blockage” in NZ’s tourism system.


Great Rides funding round opens
1 Feb 2019   /

Great Rides funding round opens

Applications are now open for round 10 of the Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund.


Operators secure $306k EV funding for tourism hotspots
22 Jan 2019   /

Operators secure $306k EV funding for tourism hotspots

The Govt has pumped cash into extending the EV charging network at some of NZ’s most popular tourist destinations.


Tourism pressures writ large in Productivity Commission’s issues paper
7 Nov 2018   /

Tourism pressures writ large in Productivity Commission’s issues paper

The challenges around managing tourism growth are writ large in the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into local government funding and financing.


Great Lake Trail secures $245k for extension
17 Oct 2018   /

Great Lake Trail secures $245k for extension

Taupō’s Great Lake Trail has been granted $245,000 for a 15km extension to help improve safety and promote the region as a cycling destination.


Industry voices concern over IVL revenue expenditure
28 Sep 2018   /

Industry voices concern over IVL revenue expenditure

The industry has called on the government to spend revenue raised from the new international visitor tax wisely, and ensure the circa $80m a year remains an additional – not replacement – funding source.


Auckland Airport adds $150m of debt firepower
27 Sep 2018   /

Auckland Airport adds $150m of debt firepower

Auckland International Airport has added $150m of firepower for infrastructure investment to its books following this week’s bond issue.


Auckland Airport launches $175m bond offer
24 Sep 2018   /

Auckland Airport launches $175m bond offer

Auckland International Airport has today hit the market with up to $175m six-year fixed rate bonds as its $2bn infrastructure investment programme continues apace.


Auckland Airport eyes bond market to boost firepower
19 Sep 2018   /

Auckland Airport eyes bond market to boost firepower

Auckland International Airport is eyeing the retail bond market to raise funds as it ploughs on with its $2bn investment programme.


Thirty-one recipients to share $20m from the TIF
11 Sep 2018   /

Thirty-one recipients to share $20m from the TIF

Southland is the big winner securing almost $6m from the second round of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund.


RTNZ: Minister rejects returning tourist GST to industry
31 Aug 2018   /

RTNZ: Minister rejects returning tourist GST to industry

Davis will not consider returning a portion of GST revenue earned from international visitors back to the tourism industry, says Regional Tourism New Zealand.


$820K PGF boost for Dunedin waterfront project
20 Jul 2018   /

$820K PGF boost for Dunedin waterfront project

Another $60K has been granted towards Otago’s economic development strategy.


LGNZ: New funding vital to manage infrastructure pressure
16 Jul 2018   /

LGNZ: New funding vital to manage infrastructure pressure

An inquiry into local govt funding will also look at how the impact of booming tourism can be managed.


Lakefront, forest development plans granted PGF cash
2 Jul 2018   /

Lakefront, forest development plans granted PGF cash

Rotorua Lake Council has been granted $811,625 from the PGF for two ‘Big Moves’ projects.


International tourism – NZ’s winners and losers
12 Jun 2018  

International tourism – NZ’s winners and losers

The gulf between the benefits of tourism to government and the deficit that sits with local councils has been highlighted in a new report.


A Dunne deal: How TBOP bucked the funding cut trend
6 Jun 2018   /

A Dunne deal: How TBOP bucked the funding cut trend

It took two years of planning, lobbying and engagement but Tourism Bay of Plenty got its destination management funding plan over the line.