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Tourism Futures Taskforce lifts lid on current thinking
20 Nov 2020   /

Tourism Futures Taskforce lifts lid on current thinking

Regulation to manage supply and price inefficiencies are among mooted recommendations from the Tourism Futures Taskforce.


TIA releases ‘First 100 Days’ plan for new Govt
20 Oct 2020   /

TIA releases ‘First 100 Days’ plan for new Govt

The incoming Government must provide a roadmap for recovery for the sector and both supply and demand support, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.


STAPP battlers pin hopes on new tourism minister
20 Oct 2020   /

STAPP battlers pin hopes on new tourism minister

The group hoped a new tourism minister would move quickly to investigate better ways of providing support for the tourism sector.


TIA calls for conservation laws overhaul
29 Sep 2020   /

TIA calls for conservation laws overhaul

The incoming Government must be bold in overhauling conservation legislation in the interests of both the natural environment and tourism.


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.


Govt details $10m tourism digital funding support
24 Sep 2020   /

Govt details $10m tourism digital funding support

Tourism businesses needing digital transformation support to adapt to a Covid-era market can now tap into the Government’s $20m digital capability funding.


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.


Treasury assumes full border opening Jan 2022
17 Sep 2020   /

Treasury assumes full border opening Jan 2022

However, tourism could start recovering from September next year with safe travel corridors possibly open.  


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.


Davis drops biggest hint yet of STAPP reallocation
14 Sep 2020   /

Davis drops biggest hint yet of STAPP reallocation

However, the wait for any reallocated funds could be months away.


$48m Govt plan “takes industry forward” – House of Travel
9 Sep 2020   /

$48m Govt plan “takes industry forward” – House of Travel

The new support will help travel agents recover tourist funds locked up overseas.


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.


Ready to ‘reimagine’ tourism? The Tourism Futures Taskforce wants you!
1 Sep 2020   /

Ready to ‘reimagine’ tourism? The Tourism Futures Taskforce wants you!

The Government is looking to fill the gap in its Tourism Futures Taskforce after the departure of Tourism Holdings CFO Nick Judd.


Govt reveals $10m of STAPP grants for 23 operators
31 Aug 2020   /

Govt reveals $10m of STAPP grants for 23 operators

Both large and small tourism business owners have secured multiple grants for different operations.


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.


Davis rejects $8m freedom camping criticism
24 Aug 2020   /

Davis rejects $8m freedom camping criticism

More Kiwis are now choosing to camp and many of them might not know how to do it responsibly, says the minister.


TIA urges Govt for $2.8m in levy relief for struggling operators
24 Aug 2020   /

TIA urges Govt for $2.8m in levy relief for struggling operators

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is calling for $2.8m of support from the Government for help with operator compliance costs.


List of ITOs drawn up for loan support – Davis
21 Aug 2020   /

List of ITOs drawn up for loan support – Davis

As many inbounders face oblivion, the tourism minister reiterates the Govt’s position on its support for ITOs.


Govt adds 500 NZDF personnel to iso-facilities
20 Aug 2020   /

Govt adds 500 NZDF personnel to iso-facilities

The increase in defence personnel would reduce the reliance on private security firms, especially at high-risk areas such as entry and exit areas.


Ruapehu secures $8m to help with tourism loss
20 Aug 2020   /

Ruapehu secures $8m to help with tourism loss

Ruapehu District Council will receive $7.78m in Government funding to jump-start its Housing Options programme.


Further wage subsidy extensions possible – Robertson
18 Aug 2020   /

Further wage subsidy extensions possible – Robertson

The finance minister has outlined the details on the financial support available for businesses and individuals affected by current alert level restrictions.


Wage subsidy extension details at 3pm today – Govt
17 Aug 2020   /

Wage subsidy extension details at 3pm today – Govt

The latest extension will apply nationwide and last as long as the level 3 lockdown.


Lockdown extension decision due today
14 Aug 2020  

Lockdown extension decision due today

Cabinet ministers will decide in a virtual meeting at 3pm today whether to extend the Covid-19 alert levels due to expire at midnight tonight.


Govt’s $3bn PGF almost fully allocated
12 Aug 2020   /

Govt’s $3bn PGF almost fully allocated

The volume and value of applications the PGF had received far exceeded the funding available.


Managed isolation charges for returnees now in force
12 Aug 2020   /

Managed isolation charges for returnees now in force

New Zealand citizens and residents currently overseas were not liable for charges if they were returning home permanently.


Pacific Islands Forum to focus on impacts of Covid
12 Aug 2020   /

Pacific Islands Forum to focus on impacts of Covid

The Pacific Islands Forum Economic Ministers Meeting began yesterday with a focus on the major economic and social impacts of Covid-19 on the Pacific region.


Far North tourist hotspots secure $9m funding
10 Aug 2020   /

Far North tourist hotspots secure $9m funding

Popular holiday destination Mangonui has been granted $6.5m for improvements.


Bill to charge for managed isolation and quarantine passed
6 Aug 2020  

Bill to charge for managed isolation and quarantine passed

People coming into New Zealand for temporary visits of fewer than 90 days, or who arrive after leaving on August 10, will soon have to pay for their managed isolation.


Tourism Futures Taskforce members revealed
3 Aug 2020   /

Tourism Futures Taskforce members revealed

MTB Rotorua’s Tak Mutu makes the exclusive group, which will advise the Govt on what changes to make to tourism.


Govt provides $246m for 126 “strategic tourism assets”
1 Aug 2020   /

Govt provides $246m for 126 “strategic tourism assets”

The Govt also unveiled a $20m loan facility for ITOs and a $50m events fund.


Govt to subsidise commercial rent disputes
31 Jul 2020   /

Govt to subsidise commercial rent disputes

The funding would cover mediation for commercial landlords and tenants whose leases did not provide for a reduction of rent in the event of an emergency.


Govt to charge arrivals $3100 for iso facilities
30 Jul 2020  

Govt to charge arrivals $3100 for iso facilities

New Zealanders returning home for a visit will be charged $3100 to cover the costs of the Government’s managed isolation and quarantine.


Aus, NZ govts reaffirm commitment to trans-Tasman travel
24 Jul 2020   /

Aus, NZ govts reaffirm commitment to trans-Tasman travel

The New Zealand and Australian governments have reaffirmed a commitment to introduce a trans-Tasman safe travel zone “as soon as it is safe to do so.”


Dunedin iso-hotels ruled out as national capacity nears “exhaustion”
23 Jul 2020   /

Dunedin iso-hotels ruled out as national capacity nears “exhaustion”

The Govt says there would be safety and logistical challenges standing up Dunedin’s hotels.


Operators urge Govt to follow Aus lead and extend subsidy
22 Jul 2020  

Operators urge Govt to follow Aus lead and extend subsidy

Thousands of tourism jobs have been saved in Australia after the Govt there extended its JobKeeper scheme.


Up to 3000 tourism SMEs in line for transitions support
22 Jul 2020   /

Up to 3000 tourism SMEs in line for transitions support

Eligible operators will get up to $5000 worth of professional business advice.


Govt sets aside $14bn of Covid recovery fund
21 Jul 2020  

Govt sets aside $14bn of Covid recovery fund

The $14bn remainder of the Covid Response and Recovery Fund is being set aside in case of unforeseen events such as a second Covid wave.


Dunedin iso-hotels scoped but Queenstown, Invercargill ruled out
20 Jul 2020   /

Dunedin iso-hotels scoped but Queenstown, Invercargill ruled out

A decision would be made soon on whether the city’s hotels would take part in the programme.


Police to be posted at iso-hotels 24/7
10 Jul 2020   /

Police to be posted at iso-hotels 24/7

A permanent police presence will be at every managed isolation and quarantine facility.


Hamish Walker stripped of shadow associate tourism portfolio
8 Jul 2020  

Hamish Walker stripped of shadow associate tourism portfolio

National Party MP Hamish Walker has lost his shadow associate tourism portfolio.


Environmental projects to help displaced tourism workers – Govt
6 Jul 2020   /

Environmental projects to help displaced tourism workers – Govt

Out-of-work tourism employees will be offered opportunities on 23 projects to clean up waterways that are expected to deliver more than 2000 jobs.


Hospo, accom operators take most cashflow loans as scheme extended
6 Jul 2020  

Hospo, accom operators take most cashflow loans as scheme extended

The interest-free Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme has been extended a second time to the end of December.


Concerns raised at Queenstown iso-hotels
3 Jul 2020   /

Concerns raised at Queenstown iso-hotels

Mayor Jim Boult says limited health care capacity in the region would be a “significant” worry if an outbreak occurred.


Tourism projects benefit in new infrastructure spend
2 Jul 2020   /

Tourism projects benefit in new infrastructure spend

A coastal pathway, art gallery and regional rejuvenation projects will be funded from the $3bn programme.


Gallery: Ardern, Davis visit Cardrona, Queenstown
29 Jun 2020   /

Gallery: Ardern, Davis visit Cardrona, Queenstown

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern and tourism minister Kelvin Davis visited the Queenstown Lakes District on Friday spending the morning at Wayfare’s Cardrona Alpine Resort, near Wanaka, before a tour in the afternoon of its TSS Earnslaw steamer boat in Queenstown.


PM, tourism leaders converge on Cardrona
26 Jun 2020   /

PM, tourism leaders converge on Cardrona

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern, tourism minister Kelvin Davis and Tourism New Zealand chief executive Stephen England-Hall will attend today’s opening of the ski season at Cardrona Alpine Resort.


Govt withdraws from Auckland Light Rail project
25 Jun 2020   /

Govt withdraws from Auckland Light Rail project

The Government has withdrawn from its twin track Auckland Light Rail project and referred it to the Ministry of Transport for further work.


Tourism taskforce to form new industry, stakeholder group
24 Jun 2020   /

Tourism taskforce to form new industry, stakeholder group

A new industry and stakeholder group is being created to contribute to the Government’s Tourism Futures Taskforce’s work.


Tighter Covid testing regime for aircrew, border workers
24 Jun 2020   /

Tighter Covid testing regime for aircrew, border workers

A new Covid-19 testing regime has been launched by the Government as more Kiwis return from overseas.


PM Ardern, tourism minister Davis visiting Queenstown
23 Jun 2020   /

PM Ardern, tourism minister Davis visiting Queenstown

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern and tourism minister Kelvin Davis are visiting Queenstown on Friday.