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Govt extends travel reimbursement plan
14 Jun 2021   / /

Govt extends travel reimbursement plan

The $47m scheme was previously due to end on 30 June.


$200m regional fund accessible for commercial ventures
27 May 2021   /

$200m regional fund accessible for commercial ventures

But details released by Stuart Nash show commercial interests need to invest 50% to secure funding.


Vaccination delays could impact tourism opportunities – Nats
27 May 2021   /

Vaccination delays could impact tourism opportunities – Nats

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.


Govt tourism plan ignores the coach sector – Voutratzis
19 May 2021   /

Govt tourism plan ignores the coach sector – Voutratzis

Minister missed chance to provide any support to sector.


ScoMo, Ardern visit “great opportunity” for Queenstown – DQ
18 May 2021   /

ScoMo, Ardern visit “great opportunity” for Queenstown – DQ

Both PMs are expected to meet tourism leaders at the hard hit destination.


No going back to cheap migrant labour for tourism – Nash
18 May 2021   /

No going back to cheap migrant labour for tourism – Nash

The minister says sectors that rely on migrant labour, “like tourism and the primary industries”, have to change.


Could tourism benefit from ‘spare’ $1bn? Robertson signals new sector model
5 May 2021   /

Could tourism benefit from ‘spare’ $1bn? Robertson signals new sector model

The finance minister says pre-Covid tourist growth “was not sustainable, from an economic or environmental perspective”.


Air NZ defers capital raise, secures another $600m from Govt
9 Apr 2021   /

Air NZ defers capital raise, secures another $600m from Govt

The new money brings the total amount loaned to the airline by the Govt to $1.5bn. 


Ticker Take: TFT report dead on arrival
29 Mar 2021   /

Ticker Take: TFT report dead on arrival

The public-private plan for tourism – the biggest effort yet to reshape the sector – will now never be realised.


MIQ fees increase, longer period needed to avoid paying
25 Mar 2021   /

MIQ fees increase, longer period needed to avoid paying

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment increases fees for some visa holders, lifts requirements for Kiwis to meet payment exemption.


Govt provides another $170m for aviation
23 Mar 2021   /

Govt provides another $170m for aviation

The Government will inject another $170m into the aviation sector through to the end of October 2021.


Former Air NZ boss joins new Covid advisory group
10 Mar 2021  

Former Air NZ boss joins new Covid advisory group

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.


Govt to participate in Air NZ capital raise to retain stake
15 Feb 2021   /

Govt to participate in Air NZ capital raise to retain stake

The Government will participate in an equity capital raise in order to maintain a majority shareholding in Air New Zealand.


Govt: Tourism faces long-term demand challenges
9 Feb 2021   /

Govt: Tourism faces long-term demand challenges

But a more sustainable approach could deliver benefits, says Grant Robertson’s 2021 Budget Policy Statement.


Climate Commission report: What is in store for tourism?
1 Feb 2021   /

Climate Commission report: What is in store for tourism?

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.


Q1 trans-Tasman bubble “increasingly difficult” – PM
27 Jan 2021   /

Q1 trans-Tasman bubble “increasingly difficult” – PM

But a state-by-state approach with Australia has not been ruled out, says Jacinda Ardern.


NZ, Niue agree quarantine-free travel arrangements
17 Dec 2020   /

NZ, Niue agree quarantine-free travel arrangements

The Government has approved the health and border requirements needed for quarantine-free travel to restart between New Zealand and Niue.


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.”