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Davis: More to be done on funding, particularly in regions
19 Aug 2019  

Davis: More to be done on funding, particularly in regions

In his speech to the Tourism Export Council of NZ conference last week, tourism minister Kelvin Daivs focused on the funding and coordination of the country’s tourism system.


Minister Watch: Chch Airport, Q’town leaders, Aus MP see Davis in June
23 Jul 2019  

Minister Watch: Chch Airport, Q’town leaders, Aus MP see Davis in June

Christchurch Airport, Destination Queenstown and a Tasmanian MP were among those who had time with tourism minister Kelvin Davis, according to his diaries for June.


Minister Watch: NZICC, Redwoods Treewalk, Dive! Tutukaka host Davis
8 Jul 2019  

Minister Watch: NZICC, Redwoods Treewalk, Dive! Tutukaka host Davis

A number of operators had an audience with tourism minister Kelvin Davis in May in a busy month that included TRENZ, the 100% Pure NZ Experience awards and Tuia 250 preparations.


MBIE apologises to minister for handling of CAM canning
27 Jun 2019   /

MBIE apologises to minister for handling of CAM canning

Davis was unhappy with the lack of information over the ditching of the survey.


Davis heads to China for 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism
20 Jun 2019   /

Davis heads to China for 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism

Tourism minister Kelvin Davis is flying to China tomorrow to meet with minister of culture and tourism Luo Shugang, other political leaders and senior tourism officials to discuss future tourism cooperation opportunities.


Minister Watch: May briefings reveal TAP progress
19 Jun 2019  

Minister Watch: May briefings reveal TAP progress

Tourism minister Kelvin Davis has released the written advice such as briefings and memos that he received during the month of May.


Minister weighs in on tourism data debacle
7 Jun 2019   /

Minister weighs in on tourism data debacle

Tourism minister Kelvin Davis has called a meeting with industry stakeholders to address the future of crucial tourism data following the demise of the monthly commercial accommodation survey.


Minister Watch: Davis’ diaries – what do they show?
23 May 2019  

Minister Watch: Davis’ diaries – what do they show?

Tourism minister Kelvin Davis has released his meetings diaries revealing who he has seen during his time in government.


Davis: Tourism must be “regenerative, not degenerative”
11 Mar 2019  

Davis: Tourism must be “regenerative, not degenerative”

In his address to the inaugural TPS, the minister says NZ must maximise income generation and tourism employment.


Minister Kelvin Davis on the govt’s freedom camping work over summer
6 Mar 2019   /

Minister Kelvin Davis on the govt’s freedom camping work over summer

In his first speech of the year to industry, tourism minister Kelvin Davis outlines the government’s recent work addressing freedom camping issues, using tech to manage campsites and helping the regions take advantage of tourism growth.


Minister: “Still excited about China-NZ Year of Tourism”
12 Feb 2019   /

Minister: “Still excited about China-NZ Year of Tourism”

Tourism minister Kelvin Davis says he is still excited for the China-New Zealand Year of Tourism despite the postponement of its launch.


Minister Watch: Meetings, briefings and invitations accepted
20 Dec 2018  

Minister Watch: Meetings, briefings and invitations accepted

Kelvin Davis took a number of interesting meetings during October including with three airlines and operator Wayfare.


Prime Minister: No associate tourism minister to help Davis …for now
17 Dec 2018   /

Prime Minister: No associate tourism minister to help Davis …for now

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern has rejected Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s plea for an associate tourism minister.


Minister: “Tourism can deliver productive, sustainable and inclusive growth”
6 Nov 2018   /

Minister: “Tourism can deliver productive, sustainable and inclusive growth”

Tourism minister Kelvin Davis’s speech at this morning’s launch of the government’s draft Tourism Strategy at Wellington.


Perspectives: “The Govt is going to move fast” – Kelvin Davis
10 Sep 2018   /

Perspectives: “The Govt is going to move fast” – Kelvin Davis

The minister on funding, growth, and the motivation behind his management of the tourism portfolio.


Minister Watch: Briefings on visitor levy, TIF approvals, portfolio performance report
30 Aug 2018  

Minister Watch: Briefings on visitor levy, TIF approvals, portfolio performance report

Davis received a number of important briefings in early August including a six-month performance report of the tourism portfolio.


Minister Watch: Davis declines 17 industry invites, accepts two
17 Aug 2018  

Minister Watch: Davis declines 17 industry invites, accepts two

Which lucky two events did the tourism minister decide to show up to in July?


Watch: Davis v Dean in Parliament
20 Jun 2018   /

Watch: Davis v Dean in Parliament

The tourism minister used previous statements made by senior members of National against them during an exchange on the proposed international visitor levy.


Davis apologises to PM, Dean, says “he let himself down”
8 Jun 2018  

Davis apologises to PM, Dean, says “he let himself down”

The tourism minister has apologised to PM Jacinda Ardern and to National’s Jacqui Dean for calling the Waitaki MP “hysterical”.


“Vacant, weak, incompetent” – Nats pile in on Davis
8 Jun 2018  

“Vacant, weak, incompetent” – Nats pile in on Davis

National has piled into the tourism minister after a testy select committee hearing yesterday in which the opposition claimed he refused to answer basic questions about his portfolio.


National criticises tourism minister after committee hearing
8 Jun 2018  

National criticises tourism minister after committee hearing

The National Party has piled into tourism minister Kelvin Davis after a testy select committee hearing yesterday in which the opposition claimed he refused to answer even basic questions about his portfolio.


Minister Watch: What Davis has been doing
20 Feb 2018  

Minister Watch: What Davis has been doing

We here at the Ticker wonder every day what the minister of tourism Kelvin Davis is working on and after weeks of close scrutiny and careful cross-referencing we’ve managed to piece together his diary from 13 December 2017 to 2 February 2018.


MBIE moots “more substantial visitor levy” in minister’s briefing
8 Dec 2017  

MBIE moots “more substantial visitor levy” in minister’s briefing

A new long-term funding model to support New Zealand’s growing tourism industry, including increasing the border levy and possible institutional changes, have been mooted by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.


Audio: Q&A with Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis
4 Dec 2017  

Audio: Q&A with Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis

We caught up with the Tourism Minister in Queenstown last Thursday evening and put a few questions to him on the resort’s and the industry’s needs.


Parliamentary ‘spam’ or worthwhile questions to Tourism Minister? You decide.
1 Dec 2017  

Parliamentary ‘spam’ or worthwhile questions to Tourism Minister? You decide.

After Labour accused the National Party of spamming Parliament by lodging more than 6,000 parliamentary questions last month, we thought it would be enlightening to look at some results.


National demands answers as govt’s border levy stance softens
22 Nov 2017   /

National demands answers as govt’s border levy stance softens

The National Party has launched a salvo of questions at Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis following his first address to industry, which appeared to soften the government’s stance on a border levy.


TIA to Minister: Tourism’s benefits for NZ can grow
10 Nov 2017   /

TIA to Minister: Tourism’s benefits for NZ can grow

In its Brief to new Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis, TIA points out that tourism is New Zealand’s fastest growing economic contributor, as well as its biggest industry, biggest employer and biggest export sector.


National’s Jacqui Dean to hold govt to account on tourism
3 Nov 2017  

National’s Jacqui Dean to hold govt to account on tourism

Jacqui Dean has been appointed the National Party’s new Tourism spokesperson and says she will be keeping a close eye on the government’s plans for the sector.


Kelvin Davis: His first interview as Tourism Minister
27 Oct 2017  

Kelvin Davis: His first interview as Tourism Minister

Labour’s promised $25 border levy, money from the new $1bn regional fund, working with industry on immigration and work visas, and the possible return of a Ministry, are all on the agenda for the new Minister of Tourism.


Kelvin Davis is the new Minister of Tourism
25 Oct 2017  

Kelvin Davis is the new Minister of Tourism

Deputy Labour leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau Kelvin Davis has been appointed Minister of Tourism.


Who will be our next Minister of Tourism?
20 Oct 2017  

Who will be our next Minister of Tourism?

With all change coming to government we take a look at the runners and riders for the tourism portfolio. Could we be looking at a New Zealand First Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister?