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Perspectives: The coach sector is in crisis because of govt inaction
1 Dec 2022   /

Perspectives: The coach sector is in crisis because of govt inaction

BCA’s Ben McFadgen says the shortage of operators, drivers and coaches is a direct result of the sector being overlooked.


Wednesday Letter: NZ still a ‘dream destination’ for China…
30 Nov 2022   /

Wednesday Letter: NZ still a ‘dream destination’ for China…

CTS’ Lisa Li on how the Chinese visitor recovery could look for NZ tourism.


Perspectives: G20 economies must lead a reimagined tourism future
21 Nov 2022   /

Perspectives: G20 economies must lead a reimagined tourism future

With innovative thinking, tourism can help get the world’s economies back on track – and help to “recover together, recover stronger”.


Wednesday Letter: RAL can’t just blame Covid, weather – it’s time to end the paralysis
12 Oct 2022   /

Wednesday Letter: RAL can’t just blame Covid, weather – it’s time to end the paralysis

The operator has been plagued by infighting and a legacy structure that hampered it when action was needed most.


Wednesday Letter: Thanks
14 Sep 2022  

Wednesday Letter: Thanks

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.


Perspectives: Could a Tarras airport divert tourists from Christchurch?
9 Sep 2022   /

Perspectives: Could a Tarras airport divert tourists from Christchurch?

City ratepayers could pay twice if a new airport struggles to make profit and takes tourism from Canterbury, argues Ilan Noy from Victoria University.


Perspectives: Cruise ships return, but do they deserve a lavish welcome?
23 Aug 2022   /

Perspectives: Cruise ships return, but do they deserve a lavish welcome?

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.


Perspectives: Could climate change put NZ’s whale watching at risk?
19 Aug 2022   /

Perspectives: Could climate change put NZ’s whale watching at risk?

The effects of climate change on ocean temperatures could force great whales to disappear from New Zealand’s waters.


Perspectives: The role of tourism levies in marine conservation
16 Aug 2022   /

Perspectives: The role of tourism levies in marine conservation

A “beneficiary pays” approach to tourism could support local communities and conservation efforts.


Perspectives: Are RTOs the right fit for our DMPs?
11 Aug 2022   /

Perspectives: Are RTOs the right fit for our DMPs?

Tourism NZ is not lumbered with destination management so why should RTOs be?


“We’re more than survivors, we are going to thrive” – TECNZ’s Mehrtens
10 Aug 2022   /

“We’re more than survivors, we are going to thrive” – TECNZ’s Mehrtens

The pandemic has left the industry battered and bruised but it is now time to navigate a new future, says TECNZ’s chair.


Perspectives: A foot and mouth outbreak in NZ would affect more than agriculture – tourism needs a plan too
9 Aug 2022  

Perspectives: A foot and mouth outbreak in NZ would affect more than agriculture – tourism needs a plan too

Overseas experience warns of potentially severe impacts on the tourism sector too from a foot and mouth outbreak.


Perspectives: Extreme heat events dangerous for business
8 Aug 2022   /

Perspectives: Extreme heat events dangerous for business

How much of an impact does soaring temperature have on business profitability?


Perspectives: Why staff well-being plans are important in the workplace
25 Jul 2022   /

Perspectives: Why staff well-being plans are important in the workplace

Businesses that develop a comprehensive well-being plan can go a long way to preventing mental health problems in the workplace.


Perspectives: What’s next for travel and tourism?
7 Jul 2022   /

Perspectives: What’s next for travel and tourism?

The World Economic Forum turns to two experts to highlight some of the key areas of risk and opportunity in the sector.


Perspectives: Why is there chaos in the global airline industry?
27 Jun 2022   /

Perspectives: Why is there chaos in the global airline industry?

Cancelled flights, disrupted vacations, and frayed tempers are rife as people take to the skies and the airline industry comes under pressure.


Perspectives: Aviation is rebounding from govt mismanagement of Covid – IATA’s Walsh
21 Jun 2022   /

Perspectives: Aviation is rebounding from govt mismanagement of Covid – IATA’s Walsh

Governments were too quick to shut borders, destroying global aviation, argues IATA’s Willie Walsh at the organisation’s AGM in Doha.


Wednesday Letter: Why high value tourism ‘starts on the inside’
4 May 2022   /

Wednesday Letter: Why high value tourism ‘starts on the inside’

NZ tourism needs to focus on professional development to upskill and transform into a high value workforce, writes Alex Dykman.


Perspectives: Can NZ reset from high volume to ‘high values’ tourism?
8 Apr 2022   /

Perspectives: Can NZ reset from high volume to ‘high values’ tourism?

With the reopening of the border from next week, the future of tourism comes into sharp relief.


Wednesday Letter: As borders open, will NZ’s aviation emissions take off again?
30 Mar 2022  

Wednesday Letter: As borders open, will NZ’s aviation emissions take off again?

Flying must not return to pre-pandemic levels, writes Massey University’s Robert McLachlan.


Perspectives: What type of visitor does NZ want? What does it need?
22 Mar 2022   /

Perspectives: What type of visitor does NZ want? What does it need?

Simply focusing on ‘high value’ tourism will come with costs for businesses and communities.


Wednesday Letter: Operators need to invest in more than just their business
16 Feb 2022   /

Wednesday Letter: Operators need to invest in more than just their business

The tourism recovery will require a different way of thinking and working, writes BCA’s Ben McFadgen.


Perspectives: NZ needs an ambitious target for its tourism recovery
11 Feb 2022   /

Perspectives: NZ needs an ambitious target for its tourism recovery

There are serious negative future social and economic implications if there is a weak tourism recovery.


Perspectives: HCA’s James Doolan on the four ingredients for a tourism recovery
27 Jan 2022   /

Perspectives: HCA’s James Doolan on the four ingredients for a tourism recovery

Hotel Council Aotearoa’s strategic director, James Doolan, on jump-starting the tourism sector in 2022.


Perspectives: Is your tourism business ready for an Omicron border re-opening?
25 Jan 2022  

Perspectives: Is your tourism business ready for an Omicron border re-opening?

The strict New Zealand border conditions will soon no longer be necessary, writes Rēnata West.


Wednesday Letter: A task sheet for TIA’s incoming leader
19 Jan 2022   /

Wednesday Letter: A task sheet for TIA’s incoming leader

Tourism New Zealand’s Rebecca Ingram joins Tourism Industry Aotearoa as chief executive at a pivotal period for the industry, writes the Ticker’s Bennett Richardson.


2022 Preview: The year of optimism?
17 Jan 2022   /

2022 Preview: The year of optimism?

ChristchurchNZ’s GM of attraction and destination, Loren Heaphy, on what 2022 may hold and how to approach the year ahead.


WellingtonNZ’s Anna Calver: Despite the hurdles, there are reasons to be hopeful
16 Dec 2021   /

WellingtonNZ’s Anna Calver: Despite the hurdles, there are reasons to be hopeful

WellingtonNZ’s departing GM of marketing and comms says you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more resilient bunch than New Zealand’s tourism whānau.


BCA’s Ben McFadgen: The govt is letting our industry collapse
14 Dec 2021   /

BCA’s Ben McFadgen: The govt is letting our industry collapse

The Bus and Coach Association’s CEO calls for tourism minister Stuart Nash to go.


Ticker Take: New minister transports tourism back to 2017
19 Nov 2020   /

Ticker Take: New minister transports tourism back to 2017

The new tourism minister Stuart Nash made a scatological splash this week following the Tourism Summit Aotearoa, writes the Ticker’s Bridget O’Connell.


Enterprise Dunedin’s Anderson on tourism resilience, diversification
6 Aug 2020   /

Enterprise Dunedin’s Anderson on tourism resilience, diversification

Enterprise Dunedin’s city marketing manager says now is the time to reset the region’s offering.


Martin Snedden’s plea: Auckland tourism needs help
16 Jul 2020   /

Martin Snedden’s plea: Auckland tourism needs help

The chair of ATEED’s Industry Leaders Group says NZ tourism’s “engine room” has earned the right for support.


Muller and tourism: Resignations, criticisms, and a $100m fizzer
14 Jul 2020   /

Muller and tourism: Resignations, criticisms, and a $100m fizzer

National’s leader tried to build a political beachhead in tourism but it has been swamped.


Perspectives: Time for Govt to be bold for NZ tourism
25 May 2020   /

Perspectives: Time for Govt to be bold for NZ tourism

Former New Zealand Ministry of Tourism senior research analyst and professor of information management in tourism at Kempten University in Bavaria, Markus Landvogt, says it is time for Government to make bold decisions for the future of tourism and looks at what it can learn from Europe. 


Year in Review: DOC’s Lou Sanson on moving towards regenerative tourism
16 Dec 2019   /

Year in Review: DOC’s Lou Sanson on moving towards regenerative tourism

DOC’s Lou Sanson on the impact of climate change, changing visitor behaviour, and moving beyond sustainable tourism.


Perspectives: Rethinking tourism so locals benefit
24 May 2019   /

Perspectives: Rethinking tourism so locals benefit

University of South Australia senior lecturer in tourism management and former University of Otago academic, Freya Higgins-Desbiolles, on why the industry needs to be reoriented towards the local community.


CINZ’s Sullivan: Business Events deserve more recognition
14 Dec 2018   /

CINZ’s Sullivan: Business Events deserve more recognition

CINZ’s CEO lays out her Xmas wishlist and calls for more recognition of the value of NZ’s Business Events sector.