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The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report into the environmental impacts of tourism will be a key part of the government’s work into the tourism sector.
The Government-led Visitor Sector Emergency Advisory Group swung into action last week to deal with extreme weather in the south and the Whakaari / White Island eruption.
The Productivity Commission has stepped back from its support of local bed taxes to help pay for infrastructure in tourism hotspots – a recommendation included in its draft report in July.
The tourism industry is claiming a win following the release of the Productivity Commission report into Local Government Funding and Financing, which sees it drop its support for local bed taxes.
The government has announced $12bn of new investment, $8bn for specific capital projects.
Minister for trade and export growth David Parker has headed to Korea on Air New Zealand’s inaugural flight from Auckland to Seoul.
Industry will have to wait months for a new survey as government insight into New Zealand’s accommodation sector goes dark.
The Government has published a documentation of its tourism minister Kelvin Davis’ Data Hui event held in Wellington on October 17.
Operators will find it easier to employ Chinese tour guides under the new free trade agreement, says the govt.
Public consultation on Kiwi businesses assessing and reporting their climate-related financial risks has opened.
The Indigenous Freshwater Fish Amendment Bill has been passed in parliament.
Around 80 tourism industry leaders and stakeholders are in Wellington today for the government’s Information and Data Hui.
Associate tourism minister Peeni Henare has called for better communication and coordination between the tourism industry and central and local government in order to combat current challenges facing the sector.
Tourism minister Kelvin Davis’ speech given at Matapōuri Beach, Northland, at the announcement of the successful bids for round three of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund.
The agency has come second overall in Colmar Brunton’s ranking of public sector bodies.
Councils should be able to use accommodation levies to help fund infrastructure, says a new report.
Better public service collaboration will help increase tourism’s contribution to the economy, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.
The former Labour tourism spokesman’s appointment was one of the changes made in the PM’s Cabinet reshuffle.
Budget secrecy prevented Stats NZ from informing industry of the ending of the Accommodation Survey, says the minister of statistics James Shaw.
The govt’s plan sets out its priorities for the sector – what should we take from it?
The sector’s major associations have welcomed the new plan, with some saying it was long overdue.
The new plan sets out the govt’s priorities for the sector for the years ahead.
Tourism is one of the issues being discussed on a trip by MPs to Canada this week.
The sector here risks a “large financial loss”, warns a Chinese government-controlled publication.
Industry concerns are raised over a cooling relationship following the postponement of the 2019 China-NZ Year of Tourism launch.
The National Party has piled into the postponement of the launch of the China-NZ Year of Tourism claiming the government is putting a vital relationship at risk.
Improved regional funding, support for productivity and innovation and better data have emerged as leading themes in industry submissions on the government’s draft Tourism Strategy.
The government should scrap its planned tourism tax because of a possible slowdown in the sector, says Todd McClay.
More than a thousand submissions have been made on the Indigenous Freshwater Fish Amendment Bill with the fishing tour operators coming out fiercely opposed to it.
Tourism minister advised to consider withholding funding from regions that fail to produce “quality destination development plans”.
The National Party’s tourism spokesman has criticised the government’s draft Tourism Strategy as “lazy governance” that lacks “immediate action”.
The industry has welcomed the “long over-due change of direction” and “alignment” contained in the government draft Tourism Strategy released today.
Tourism minister Kelvin Davis’s speech at this morning’s launch of the government’s draft Tourism Strategy at Wellington.
The government has launched its draft Tourism Strategy for consultation and settled on the split of the funds raised from the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy.
It is thought to be the first national tourism plan formulated to tackle the pressure brought on by visitor growth.
The owner of luxury fishing operation Owen River Lodge has said his business and others like it will be “annihilated” if a Green Party bill seeking to better protect indigenous freshwater fish is passed in its current form.
The Wildlife Act can be amended to allow the tours off Stewart Island, says Sarah Dowie.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the new council will advise her on key economic issues.