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The Government has withdrawn from its twin track Auckland Light Rail project and referred it to the Ministry of Transport for further work.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


300+ tourism businesses apply for STAPP
22 Jun 2020   /

300+ tourism businesses apply for STAPP

More than 300 businesses have applied for support from the Government’s Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme.


Shark Cage Diving Bill voted down
19 Jun 2020  

Shark Cage Diving Bill voted down

A Members Bill to provide best practice regulations for shark cage diving activities has been rejected by the Government.


Watch: 60 operators expected to get STAPP support – Davis
17 Jun 2020   /

Watch: 60 operators expected to get STAPP support – Davis

Around 60 operators are now expected to be helped by the Government’s Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme, says Kelvin Davis.


National wants students back
15 Jun 2020   /

National wants students back

A National Government would be “working hard” to safely return tertiary international students back to New Zealand as quickly as possible.


ACT calls for clarity over border policy
15 Jun 2020   /

ACT calls for clarity over border policy

ACT leader David Seymour is calling for the Government to be proactive about its border policy.


Whale Watch secures $1.5m from assets protection programme
10 Jun 2020   /

Whale Watch secures $1.5m from assets protection programme

The funding follows the $4m announced for Tourism Holdings’ Discover Waitomo.


NZ moves to Covid-19 alert level 1
8 Jun 2020   /

NZ moves to Covid-19 alert level 1

Travel, events, and hospitality can happen without limitations but border restrictions remain, says PM Jacinda Ardern.


Govt extends wage subsidy eligibility
8 Jun 2020   /

Govt extends wage subsidy eligibility

A change in criteria for the extended wage subsidy scheme means an extra 40,000 businesses will be eligible.


$4m Govt support for Discover Waitomo 50% loan
5 Jun 2020   /

$4m Govt support for Discover Waitomo 50% loan

Around 50 strategic tourism businesses are expected to be supported through the $400m Tourism Response Fund.


Govt pumps $24m into Discover Waitomo, 31 RTOs
4 Jun 2020   /

Govt pumps $24m into Discover Waitomo, 31 RTOs

The investments are the first deployments from the $400m Tourism Sector Recovery Plan.


Govt provides $40m to help resolve commercial rent issues
4 Jun 2020   /

Govt provides $40m to help resolve commercial rent issues

Tourism operators unable to pay rent on commercial leases as a result of the Covid-19 response will be able to access Government assistance to resolve disputes with landlords.


MBIE’s $600m+ tourism funds detailed
2 Jun 2020   /

MBIE’s $600m+ tourism funds detailed

With its tourism-related funds under management almost tripling, where is MBIE putting the cash?


NZ tourism operators ‘taunted’ by Australian ads – ACT
2 Jun 2020   /

NZ tourism operators ‘taunted’ by Australian ads – ACT

Act leader David Seymour says New Zealand tourism operators are being taunted by South Australia’s advertising inviting New Zealanders to come over.


Industry suffering from ‘conflicted story’ – MTC’s Hutchins
2 Jun 2020   /

Industry suffering from ‘conflicted story’ – MTC’s Hutchins

Marlborough Tour Company chief executive Abbe Hutchins says it is time for the Government to communicate that New Zealand is open for business.


Large events get go-ahead – with conditions
29 May 2020   /

Large events get go-ahead – with conditions

The Government has given approval for multiple groups of 100 pax at a single venue.


Trans-Tasman bubble draft plan to be delivered early June
28 May 2020   /

Trans-Tasman bubble draft plan to be delivered early June

A blueprint for how safe travel could start will soon be put before the two governments.


Govt unveils new weekly payment for redundant workers
26 May 2020   /

Govt unveils new weekly payment for redundant workers

The Government has announced a new Income Relief Payment to support New Zealanders who lose their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


McClay holds on to shadow tourism portfolio
26 May 2020   /

McClay holds on to shadow tourism portfolio

Todd McClay has retained his shadow cabinet portfolios of tourism and trade under new National Party leader Todd Muller.


Govt preps $600m for shovel-ready projects in “re-set” of PGF
25 May 2020   /

Govt preps $600m for shovel-ready projects in “re-set” of PGF

Regional economic development minister Shane Jones has redirected $600m of Government investment into shovel-ready projects in a “re-set” of what the Provincial Growth Fund will support.


Hard hit tourist towns to share $37m of jobs funding
25 May 2020   /

Hard hit tourist towns to share $37m of jobs funding

Towns struck by the collapse in tourism will share part of the $37m investment in retraining and redeployment.


Operators to ERC: Don’t write international visitors out of the equation
21 May 2020  

Operators to ERC: Don’t write international visitors out of the equation

Tourism operators geared towards overseas travellers have urged government not to write international visitors out of the future of the sector.


Govt invests $15m in regional training and education
21 May 2020   /

Govt invests $15m in regional training and education

“This will be crucial for towns such as Rotorua and Kaikoura, where the effects of Covid-19 will be particularly difficult due to loss of income from international tourism.”


Operators to ERC: Domestic tourism alone won’t save us
13 May 2020   /

Operators to ERC: Domestic tourism alone won’t save us

And ‘reimagining’ tourism is like calling for an architect while your house burned down, HTG’s Eve Lawrence told the committee.


Tourism industry to present to Epidemic Response Committee
12 May 2020   /

Tourism industry to present to Epidemic Response Committee

The Epidemic Response Committee will today hear from representatives of the tourism industry, leader of the opposition Simon Bridges says.


PM: Cafes, restaurants, cinemas to reopen on Thursday
11 May 2020  

PM: Cafes, restaurants, cinemas to reopen on Thursday

The country will make a phased move to Covid-19 alert level 2, says the PM.


TECNZ urges wage subsidy extension in tourism-targeted support
7 May 2020   /

TECNZ urges wage subsidy extension in tourism-targeted support

The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand has called on the Government to extend the wage subsidy scheme beyond its initial 12-week period for tourism businesses.


Govt introduces insolvency relief for businesses affected by Covid-19
6 May 2020  

Govt introduces insolvency relief for businesses affected by Covid-19

The Government has introduced new measures to help businesses facing insolvency due to Covid-19 as part of further measures to boost New Zealand’s economic recovery.


PM: Operators should reassess international dependency
5 May 2020   /

PM: Operators should reassess international dependency

New Zealand’s borders will be closed to the wider world “for a long time to come”, says Jacinda Ardern.


PM to join Aus cabinet to discuss trans-Tasman bubble
5 May 2020   /

PM to join Aus cabinet to discuss trans-Tasman bubble

Jacinda Ardern will attend Tuesday’s meeting by video link to discuss travel between the countries.


Small operators eligible for interest free cash in Govt loan scheme
4 May 2020  

Small operators eligible for interest free cash in Govt loan scheme

The Government will provide interest free loans for a year to small businesses hit by the Covid-19 economic shock.


TIA: Domestic travel must be allowed at alert level 2
1 May 2020   /

TIA: Domestic travel must be allowed at alert level 2

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is turning up the pressure on government to allow domestic travel at level 2, warning the alternative will put thousands of jobs and hundreds of businesses at risk.


PM suggests specific tourism, events support but what does industry want?
29 Apr 2020  

PM suggests specific tourism, events support but what does industry want?

The Ticker asks industry leaders what form of support they would like to see.


PM on trans-Tasman bubble: We are not there yet
28 Apr 2020   /

PM on trans-Tasman bubble: We are not there yet

Ardern says she will not jeopardise NZ’s position after having eliminated community transmission of Covid-19.


Govt charters Air NZ “at huge expense” to get stranded Kiwis in India
24 Apr 2020   /

Govt charters Air NZ “at huge expense” to get stranded Kiwis in India

Three Air New Zealand flights will bring New Zealanders home from India over the next week, minister of foreign affairs, Winston Peters, has announced.


IVL, TIF, PGF – how much is being redirected to recovery?
23 Apr 2020   /

IVL, TIF, PGF – how much is being redirected to recovery?

A look at the cash being diverted from tourism’s major funding sources.


State emergency powers extended again
22 Apr 2020  

State emergency powers extended again

The state of national emergency to support the Covid-19 response has been extended a fourth time for another seven days until midnight Monday 27, April.


Hospitality industry rallies as alert level set to ease
21 Apr 2020   /

Hospitality industry rallies as alert level set to ease

Operators are “pulling out all the stops” to prepare for a loosening of the lockdown, says Hospitality NZ.


Financial relief coming for DOC concessionaires – Sage
20 Apr 2020   /

Financial relief coming for DOC concessionaires – Sage

Financial relief is on the way for recreation and tourism businesses operating on public conservation land, says the minister of conservation, Eugenie Sage.


Hospo premises to stay shut under alert level 3 – PM
16 Apr 2020  

Hospo premises to stay shut under alert level 3 – PM

‘Yes’ to food delivery and drive through but ‘no’ to restaurants, bars and cafes.


Tax relief doesn’t go far enough – TIA
16 Apr 2020   /

Tax relief doesn’t go far enough – TIA

The latest business support measures announced by the Government are not enough, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.