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Boult: An open letter on Queenstown’s proposed visitor levy
18 Apr 2019   /

Boult: An open letter on Queenstown’s proposed visitor levy

Queenstown Lakes mayor Jim Boult replies to critics of the proposed bed tax and the resort’s planned referendum. 


Boult on why the referendum must send “a compelling message”
12 Apr 2019  

Boult on why the referendum must send “a compelling message”

Queenstown’s mayor on why the upcoming referendum is important and the reasons he prefers a bed tax to a wider industry levy. 


Opinion: Tourists behaving badly are a threat to global industry
10 Apr 2019  

Opinion: Tourists behaving badly are a threat to global industry

However, NZ’s Tiaki Promise is a case study in how to respond, writes a tourism academic.


Opinion: Some consistency please – we need to be united on how tourism is funded
8 Apr 2019   /

Opinion: Some consistency please – we need to be united on how tourism is funded

Charlie Ives, executive officer of Regional Tourism New Zealand, says calls for GST earned by tourism to be returned to the sector are muddying the waters when it comes to funding.


Opinion: How does Christchurch rise above its mosque attacks?
27 Mar 2019  

Opinion: How does Christchurch rise above its mosque attacks?

The city has a challenging new aspect to its identity that impacts on how people perceive it, writes Professor Will Rifkin.


Prendergast: Tourism can have “lasting and enriching” impact for all
26 Mar 2019  

Prendergast: Tourism can have “lasting and enriching” impact for all

After seven years, Dame Kerry is about to step down from being Tourism NZ’s chair.


M&C Hotel’s BK Chiu: Why tourism matters
26 Mar 2019   /

M&C Hotel’s BK Chiu: Why tourism matters

M&C’s NZ MD on how the wider economy benefits from the sector and why the industry shouldn’t be singled out to pay more.


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.


Opinion: Localism key to unlocking tourism infrastructure
4 Mar 2019  

Opinion: Localism key to unlocking tourism infrastructure

Economist Dr Oliver Hartwich calls for more devolved government to help address infrastructure issues. 


Perspectives: How tourism can move closer towards sustainability
22 Feb 2019  

Perspectives: How tourism can move closer towards sustainability

Massey’s Jason Paul Mika on how the sector can become more sustainable and inclusive. 


Perspectives: Preparing to take tourism to the next level – MBIE
18 Feb 2019  

Perspectives: Preparing to take tourism to the next level – MBIE

Paul Stocks, deputy chief executive for labour, science and enterprise at the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, on the changes being made “to provide the leadership required to achieve sustainable tourism growth.


Perspectives: Adapting to the challenges of growth – DOC
15 Feb 2019   /

Perspectives: Adapting to the challenges of growth – DOC

DOC’s new head of Heritage and Visitors, Steve Taylor, on the changes being made to ‘front foot’ the opportunities and risks of visitor growth. 


Boult on QLDC’s freedom camping success
4 Feb 2019  

Boult on QLDC’s freedom camping success

The QLDC mayor on how the region’s freedom camping measures have worked and what help can be given to campgrounds affected.


Perspectives: Sector’s labour shortage affecting investment
4 Feb 2019  

Perspectives: Sector’s labour shortage affecting investment

Paul Bridson from Whistling Frog Resort at the Catlins calls on the government to do more to help plug the labour gap in the tourism sector.


Perspectives: In an era of overtourism there is a better way forward
21 Jan 2019  

Perspectives: In an era of overtourism there is a better way forward

There is a more sustainable way of regulating tourist activity, writes Professor Regina Scheyvens of Massey University. 


Perspectives: TIA chair Richard Lauder
17 Dec 2018   /

Perspectives: TIA chair Richard Lauder

TIA’s chair on the action the association is taking to help identify a new regional funding model that could help tourism. 


Scenic Playground: The Story Behind NZ’s Mountain Tourism
26 Nov 2018  

Scenic Playground: The Story Behind NZ’s Mountain Tourism

An excerpt from the recently published Scenic Playground: The Story Behind New Zealand’s Mountain Tourism, a collaboration by author Peter Alsop, independent tourism advisor Dave Bamford and university lecturer Lee Davidson.


Hiking prices and tourism funding – Are we on the right track?
19 Nov 2018  

Hiking prices and tourism funding – Are we on the right track?

NZIER economist Peter Clough argues the Govt’s targeting of foreign visitors is inefficient and risks NZ’s reputation. 


Perspectives: Sage on coping with increasing visitor numbers
12 Nov 2018   /

Perspectives: Sage on coping with increasing visitor numbers

NZ tourism needs “a different type of growth”, says the conservation minister.


Perspectives: CINZ chair Tony Gardner
5 Nov 2018   /

Perspectives: CINZ chair Tony Gardner

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand chair, Tony Gardner, opened the annual CINZ conference last week by calling on the business events industry to band together in the face of challenges and opportunities including competition, subvention – or a lack of it – and New Zealand’s place in the world.


Perspectives: Easing the strain on our tourism market
29 Oct 2018   /

Perspectives: Easing the strain on our tourism market

Marketview’s analysis of tourist spending is not comfortable reading for those trying to drive the industry up the value curve. 


Perspectives: China’s Consul General to NZ, Xu Erwen
15 Oct 2018   /

Perspectives: China’s Consul General to NZ, Xu Erwen

Xu Erwen on the potential opportunities ahead in the 2019 China – NZ Year of Tourism.


Perspectives: Turning around trans-Tasman travel numbers
8 Oct 2018  

Perspectives: Turning around trans-Tasman travel numbers

Dunedin Aiport outlines the challenges of turning around a fall in its international passenger numbers.


Perspectives: Hospitality NZ’s Vicki Lee
1 Oct 2018  

Perspectives: Hospitality NZ’s Vicki Lee

The industry association’s CEO on positioning the organisation and the legislative challenges ahead for the industry.


Perspectives: FMC on the push to develop the Oparara Basin
24 Sep 2018  

Perspectives: FMC on the push to develop the Oparara Basin

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Perspectives: Chair of VIN Inc, Rebecca Ingram
17 Sep 2018  

Perspectives: Chair of VIN Inc, Rebecca Ingram

Ingram on the challenges and opportunities ahead for NZ’s i-SITE network.


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.


Perspectives: We don’t lag Aus in tourist spend, we lead it – England-Hall
3 Sep 2018   /

Perspectives: We don’t lag Aus in tourist spend, we lead it – England-Hall

Tourists spend more on average per day in NZ, says TNZ’s CEO.


Perspectives: NZCA’s Debbie Summers
27 Aug 2018   /

Perspectives: NZCA’s Debbie Summers

The NZCA chair on the power and agility of cruise and why it’s vital to steer the direction of the fast-growing industry.


Perspectives: How social media is changing the way we experience nature
20 Aug 2018  

Perspectives: How social media is changing the way we experience nature

As tourism booms and the urge to selfie and share grows, Queensland University of Technology’s Ellen Marie Saethre-McGuirk says we need some perspective on photography in the age of Instagram.


Perspectives: Jim Boult makes the case for a bed tax
13 Aug 2018   /

Perspectives: Jim Boult makes the case for a bed tax

Queenstown’s mayor argues that visitors need to contribute more towards the resort’s infrastructure needs.


Perspectives: Boult’s bed tax – “inequitable, outdated, unfair”
6 Aug 2018   /

Perspectives: Boult’s bed tax – “inequitable, outdated, unfair”

It’s time for an informed and unemotive debate, writes Dr Anthony Brien.


Perspectives: Eric Pyle on the value of NZ’s tracks and trails
30 Jul 2018  

Perspectives: Eric Pyle on the value of NZ’s tracks and trails

The Walking Access Commission’s recently departed chief executive, Eric Pyle, writes of his time in the role, the value of the country’s network of tracks and trails and the challenges ahead.


Perspectives: NTT’s Quinton Hall on tackling climate change
23 Jul 2018   /

Perspectives: NTT’s Quinton Hall on tackling climate change

Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s CEO, Quinton Hall, on tackling climate change through the Climate Leaders Coalition and why he wants NTT to be at the forefront of the industry in terms of sustainability. 


Perspectives: Why Australia might be at risk of overtourism
16 Jul 2018   /

Perspectives: Why Australia might be at risk of overtourism

With some destinations pushing back against tourism, does Australia have its tourism priorities right and what can it learn from NZ?