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Tourism Industry Aotearoa says it is ready to engage with the government and industry to develop the draft Better Work Action Plan.
The 15-minute survey, conducted by Kantar Public on behalf of MBIE, aims to understand what visitors think about New Zealand in order to improve the visitor experience.
Tourism is under threat from climate change but there are opportunities to be found in the sector as businesses innovate and adapt – and work is underway to examine these possibilities.
The government has launched a plan to protect native kauri trees from dieback and disease.
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More than 30,000 small businesses have taken advantage of the government’s Digital Boost programme, which aims to support the uptake of digital tools and e-commerce.
Jacinda Ardern will leave this weekend to tout tourism and trade as NZ seeks to reconnect with overseas markets.
Poto Williams has been appointed conservation minister, with Kiri Allan moving to justice.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will meet with new Australian PM Anthony Albanese in Sydney.
A petition to change the country’s official name to Aotearoa has been presented to Parliament.
New Zealand businesses will soon save around $74m on credit and debit transaction charges.
Minister of Climate Change Minister James Shaw has released details of the government’s first three emissions budgets, which determine the total amount of emissions reductions New Zealand meet by 2035.
Tourism is one of the country’s most exposed industries.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida have acknowledged the need to resume and strengthen “people-to-people” links between New Zealand and Japan.
The Ministry for the Environment has released an updated guide on emissions measurement and reporting for organisations.
New Zealand’s cycle trails and cycle tourism are driving economic activity, according to two reports released by Tourism Minister Stuart Nash.
Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult is calling on the government to give people the “big picture” on its efforts to fill worker shortages in tourism and other sectors.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will lead a trade mission to Singapore and Japan from 18-24 April.
Taitokerau Northland leaders are calling on Tourism Minister Stuart Nash to extend the $49m Tourism Kick-start Fund to support hard-hit tourism and hospitality in the region.
Hospitality and accommodation businesses simply cannot absorb continuing rising prices.
The state of New Zealand’s health system will determine when the country shifts into the orange setting under the Covid-19 Protection Framework, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
“It provides cashflow to businesses and supports them to pay their bills while the country is at Alert Level 2 or above,” finance minister Grant Robertson says.
From 1 February 2022, the airline will require customers travelling anywhere on its international network to be fully vaccinated.
Jacinda Ardern addresses concerns the government might be backtracking on its framework to reconnect NZ.
The continued availability of support takes into account the more difficult new operating conditions under level 2, says Jacinda Ardern.
National Party spokesperson for tourism Todd McClay says the details of business support for some South Island regions released yesterday provide nothing new for struggling tourism operators.
Northland can move to level 3 this Thursday but Auckland will stay in level 4 lockdown until 14 September.
The finance minister says NZ has the funds to help firms affected by the lockdown, including tourism and hospitality operators.
PM Jacinda Ardern says there are 14,000+ contacts, some of whom are in the South Island.
The government will announce at 4pm today a decision about whether to extend the current alert level 4 or reduce it to lower levels for some regions.
Changes to the government’s Covid-19 Consumer Travel Reimbursement Scheme must be made to recover $500m of international travel bookings.
The New Zealand government has granted an ‘economic exemption’ for the Australian national rugby team to enter the country while the trans-Tasman bubble is paused.
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The govt has set the criteria for tourism businesses to be able to draw on the $49m fund.
The $47m scheme was previously due to end on 30 June.
But details released by Stuart Nash show commercial interests need to invest 50% to secure funding.
The government’s delay of Covid-19 vaccinations for the majority of Kiwis could see the country miss out on investment and tourism opportunities, says the National Party.
Minister missed chance to provide any support to sector.
Both PMs are expected to meet tourism leaders at the hard hit destination.
The minister says sectors that rely on migrant labour, “like tourism and the primary industries”, have to change.
The finance minister says pre-Covid tourist growth “was not sustainable, from an economic or environmental perspective”.
The new money brings the total amount loaned to the airline by the Govt to $1.5bn.
The public-private plan for tourism – the biggest effort yet to reshape the sector – will now never be realised.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment increases fees for some visa holders, lifts requirements for Kiwis to meet payment exemption.
The Government will inject another $170m into the aviation sector through to the end of October 2021.
The government has picked former Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe to join a new advisory group to help improve the country’s Covid-19 response.
The Government will participate in an equity capital raise in order to maintain a majority shareholding in Air New Zealand.
But a more sustainable approach could deliver benefits, says Grant Robertson’s 2021 Budget Policy Statement.
The Climate Change Commission’s landmark report on decarbonising the economy has signalled a stronger focus on emissions from the tourism sector is in the pipeline.
But a state-by-state approach with Australia has not been ruled out, says Jacinda Ardern.