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BEIA’s Lisa Hopkins on the development of a new national strategy for NZ’s business events industry.
Travellers could adjust how, when and where they vacation to cope with climate impacts.
Events have made a strong recovery but it’s been a battle for the business, which saw off Covid and then fought in court to save an Auckland icon.
As tourism seeks to become more regenerative, it is equally crucial visitors follow suit.
Where there are issues, it is not often tourism itself but the management of it that needs to be addressed.
Tourism needs investment to sustain its economic contribution and social, cultural, and environmental goals – not govt cuts – writes TIA’s Rebecca Ingram.
The country’s major political parties are making ambiguous tourism promises but Labour’s fixation on ‘high value’ could be detrimental to the youth and hostel sector, writes BYATA chair Haydn Marriner.
NZ needs to invest properly in tourism and not de-fund agencies like Tourism NZ.
Festival organisers need to be able to manage their response to extreme weather events as summers are increasingly plagued by flooding and heatwaves.
Tourism is crucial to many economies but climate change is putting parts of the industry at risk.
The NZ and US operator’s CEO on recovery, business priorities, M&A and the Queenstown-based company’s global opportunity.
Despite the terrible toll and severe damage, people’s livelihoods can be restored.
The pandemic may be in the rearview mirror but for many in tourism challenges remain, says Tourism Export Council of New Zealand chair Scott Mehrtens.
The CEO on the company’s biggest season ever, expansion, Covid’s lingering impact and agritourism opportunities.
Empowering hospitality entrepreneurs to pursue sustainable practices can help reshape tourism.
The attraction’s MD on the neverending work at the “big maintenance project”, new product, and frustration over DMPs and governance.
The GM on the operator’s best year ever for revenue, managing pricing and costs, and what he wants to get off his chest.
Japan Airlines is launching a new clothing rental service called Any Wear, Anywhere, which it claims can help reduce aircraft emissions, writes EcoWatch’s Cristen Hemingway Jaynes for the World Economic Forum.
The sector will only be able to add around 15k vehicles this year, leaving many unable to rent the car they want.
Universities help build future leaders and bring global perspectives and new thinking to tourism.
The Titan submersible disaster demonstrates the unpredictability of frontier tourism and its unintended consequences, as well as what could happen if industry does not respond in the right way.
Margins are wafer thin, inflation continues, there are labour shortages and cost pressures but airlines are proving resilient.
Seventy years ago today, Kiwi Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mt Everest. Now, mountaineering is hugely popular and commercial but that has come with consequences, write tourism researchers.
A full-programme TRENZ makes a welcome return but there’s a glaring omission, writes the Ticker’s Paul Yandall.
How will aviation continue to grow while doing its fair share on climate change?
Why the sector needs to be reviewed with new governance and a sustainable funding model developed.
The new king highlights royalty’s attraction to visitors but how valuable is it to UK tourism?
Quieter boats could help to deliver more enjoyable guest experience for whale-watching operators, their guests, and the whales themselves.
New Zealand will need to be innovative to stay top-of-mind overseas as recession looms.
With United Airlines soon to reconnect Christchurch direct to the USA, Christchurch Airport is becoming even more than the ‘gateway to the South Island’, writes Nick Ashley, airline development manager for the airport.
The seven-day isolation requirement impedes tourism and is out of step with most countries, writes TECNZ’s Lynda Keene.
A simple rebrand of New York’s iconic slogan from “I” to “we” illustrates the complex challenges of place branding.
New AI tools and insights could help the sector become more efficient and responsive.
As rain keeps coming, Hawke’s Bay Tourism’s CEO says the visitor economy will be vital to the region’s recovery.
Football has a massive TV viewership and can attract big spending and big eyeballs but is it an effective way to market a country?
The extraordinary flood event Auckland experienced on the night of 27 January, the eve of the city’s anniversary weekend, was caused by rainfall that was literally off the chart, writes weather and climate researcher Professor James Arthur Renwick.
The industry needs dynamic immigration settings that will enable New Zealand to compete globally, writes the association’s Rebecca Ingram.
Jacinda Ardern acted decisively to tackle Covid but the govt’s response to ongoing challenges became ragged and appeared increasingly ideological to many in industry.
BCA’s Ben McFadgen says the shortage of operators, drivers and coaches is a direct result of the sector being overlooked.
CTS’ Lisa Li on how the Chinese visitor recovery could look for NZ tourism.
With innovative thinking, tourism can help get the world’s economies back on track – and help to “recover together, recover stronger”.
The operator has been plagued by infighting and a legacy structure that hampered it when action was needed most.
Tourism Ticker’s Paul Yandall on the end of Covid, the value of visitors to New Zealand tourism, and a big thanks for your support.
City ratepayers could pay twice if a new airport struggles to make profit and takes tourism from Canterbury, argues Ilan Noy from Victoria University.
With questions around cruise ships’ environmental and health impacts and their relatively small contribution to the economy, lavish welcomes may not be justifiable, writes Timothy Welch.
The effects of climate change on ocean temperatures could force great whales to disappear from New Zealand’s waters.
A “beneficiary pays” approach to tourism could support local communities and conservation efforts.
Tourism NZ is not lumbered with destination management so why should RTOs be?
The pandemic has left the industry battered and bruised but it is now time to navigate a new future, says TECNZ’s chair.
Overseas experience warns of potentially severe impacts on the tourism sector too from a foot and mouth outbreak.