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Why we need to think about “socialising tourism” after Covid
4 Sep 2020  

Why we need to think about “socialising tourism” after Covid

We must not return to the type of hyper-development that tourism suffered from, argues Dr Freya Higgins-Desbiolles.


Perspectives: Why destinations cannot ignore their digital identity
31 Aug 2020  

Perspectives: Why destinations cannot ignore their digital identity

A country’s online brand can help attract visitors and investment.


Tourism Transformation: Why it’s time for a fundamental re-think 
11 Aug 2020  

Tourism Transformation: Why it’s time for a fundamental re-think 

New Zealand and Hawai’i both have strengths as island communities that will help them make a much-needed shift in tourism values, writes Professor Pauline Sheldon from the University of Hawai’i.  


Perspectives: Resetting NZ tourism through a cultural lens
6 Aug 2020  

Perspectives: Resetting NZ tourism through a cultural lens

Chair of Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated and member of the Government’s Tourism Futures Taskforce, Ngahiwi Tomoana, on why you cannot look for answers to tourism problems within the industry alone.


YoungTEC’s Zac Watson on the value of young talent in tourism
27 Jul 2020  

YoungTEC’s Zac Watson on the value of young talent in tourism

We can build a stronger, more purposeful industry, with the help of the next generation of leaders, says YoungTEC’s chair.


Perspectives: Hotel revenue management in the post-Covid world
21 Jul 2020   /

Perspectives: Hotel revenue management in the post-Covid world

Cornell University School of Hotel Administration’s Emeritus Professor of Operations Management, Sherri Kimes, on why revenue management management matters more than ever in a capacity-constrained post-Covid world.


Perspectives: The downside to discounting – and a couple of alternatives…
6 Jul 2020  

Perspectives: The downside to discounting – and a couple of alternatives…

Desperate times call for desperate measures – but letting desperation drive you to discounting can end up with disastrous results, argues Dr Anthony Brien, senior lecturer in business and hotel management at Lincoln University.


Why the sun is setting on unsustainable long-haul, short-stay tourism
3 Jul 2020  

Why the sun is setting on unsustainable long-haul, short-stay tourism

University of Otago professor of tourism, James Higham, argues regional travel bubbles will create a high-value, low-leakage and low-emissions tourism future.


Perspectives: Keeping it real in the ‘new’ NZ tourism
30 Jun 2020  

Perspectives: Keeping it real in the ‘new’ NZ tourism

As New Zealand travel writers throw themselves with gusto into rebuilding domestic tourism, Sarah Bennett proposes a ban on ‘secret beaches’, ‘hidden gems’ and other ‘underrated’ places in favour of a more inclusive and strategic approach.


Perspectives: Turning the international student crisis into an opportunity
23 Jun 2020   /

Perspectives: Turning the international student crisis into an opportunity

Auckland University of Technology’s senior lecturer in economics, Dr Rahul Sen, andInternational Business, Strategy and Entrepreneurship lecturer, Swati Nagar, on how NZ universities can turn the Covid-19 induced international student crisis into an opportunity.


Perspectives: Revenue management in uncertain times
22 Jun 2020  

Perspectives: Revenue management in uncertain times

Hotel revenue management consultant Joe Ellingham from Revenue Team on the opportunity available to operators in a region-led recovery.


Perspectives: XperieNZ’s Swaminathan on a hard reset for tourism
15 Jun 2020  

Perspectives: XperieNZ’s Swaminathan on a hard reset for tourism

ITO XperieNZ founder Kumar Swaminathan on why New Zealand must look beyond Australia and the importance of opening our borders to Asia.


Perspectives: Supporting luxury operators isn’t cheap, but it is worth it
5 Jun 2020   /

Perspectives: Supporting luxury operators isn’t cheap, but it is worth it

Industry has to convince Kiwis our best experiences are worth the price, writes the Ticker’s Shannon Williams.


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. 


How tourism can achieve value over volume – Hickton
11 May 2020  

How tourism can achieve value over volume – Hickton

Former TNZ boss George Hickton on the tools NZ needs to manage tourism.


BERL’s Mark Cox: Time for Kiwis to rediscover NZ
4 May 2020  

BERL’s Mark Cox: Time for Kiwis to rediscover NZ

Senior economist Mark Cox on why building a future without a strong tourism industry is not realistic for many districts.


Perspectives: How coronavirus will change the way we work
30 Apr 2020  

Perspectives: How coronavirus will change the way we work

As New Zealand de-accelerates its lockdown from Level 4 to level 3, Auckland University of Technology associate professor, Rachel Morrison, considers the challenge of adapting work places and spaces to the new normal of strict personal hygiene and physical distancing.


Perspectives: Landlords and operators need to work together
28 Apr 2020  

Perspectives: Landlords and operators need to work together

Landlords and businesses need to work together in good faith to help stem the tide of closures and redundancies.


Aotea’s Hanson on NZ’s international tourism sector ‘under seige’
23 Apr 2020  

Aotea’s Hanson on NZ’s international tourism sector ‘under seige’

Aotea’s Richard Hanson argues the industry will suffer as the Covid-19 elimination strategy puts NZ in self-isolation.


Perspectives: Richard Lauder on restarting tourism
17 Apr 2020  

Perspectives: Richard Lauder on restarting tourism

The former Wayfare CEO on why selectively and safely re-opening international borders is crucial to reviving tourism.


Perspectives: Brian Gaynor on creating an ANZAC ‘tourism bubble’
7 Apr 2020  

Perspectives: Brian Gaynor on creating an ANZAC ‘tourism bubble’

The Milford Asset Management founder and part-owner of BusinessDesk, on how NZ and Australia could create their own ‘tourism bubble’ to speed recovery from Covid-19.


Perspectives: Keeping our airports open in a Covid-19 world
31 Mar 2020   /

Perspectives: Keeping our airports open in a Covid-19 world

NZ Airports chief executive Kevin Ward on the challenges the country’s airports face in a Covid-19 world.


Perspectives: Covid-19 business winners and losers
25 Mar 2020   /

Perspectives: Covid-19 business winners and losers

As we adjust to life with the new coronavirus around us, our behaviours and habits are quickly changing. What will be the impact of these changes on the organisations and industries around us?


Perspectives: The mosque attacks sought to divide us – they did the opposite
17 Mar 2020  

Perspectives: The mosque attacks sought to divide us – they did the opposite

ChristchurchNZ’s Loren Heaphy on how the city pulled together and what was learnt from such a terrible event.  


Perspectives: TECNZ’s new CEO Lynda Keene on Covid-19’s impact on ITOs
25 Feb 2020  

Perspectives: TECNZ’s new CEO Lynda Keene on Covid-19’s impact on ITOs

Tourism Export Council of New Zealand’s Lynda Keene on impact coronavirus is having on ITOs, a possible upside for NZ, and why FY20 is going to be a game of two halves – the good and the ugly.


Perspectives: AUT’s Dr Rahul Sen on why NZ is more exposed to coronavirus chills
10 Feb 2020   /

Perspectives: AUT’s Dr Rahul Sen on why NZ is more exposed to coronavirus chills

Auckland University of Technology’s senior lecturer in economics, Dr Rahul Sen, explains why New Zealand is more exposed than others to the economic chills of China’s coronavirus outbreak.


Perspectives: Have your say on Chch accommodation sharing
16 Jan 2020  

Perspectives: Have your say on Chch accommodation sharing

Christchurch and Banks Peninsula residents are being asked to help shape a decision on the best option for managing home-share accommodation in the district. Councillor Mike Davidson outlines why people should join the conversation.


Perspectives: Tourism must decouple growth from emissions
9 Dec 2019   /

Perspectives: Tourism must decouple growth from emissions

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Perspectives: Does tourism need some activism?
21 Oct 2019  

Perspectives: Does tourism need some activism?

Ahipara Luxury Travel’s founder, Jean-Michel Jefferson, on the risk of focusing too much on a single market, why locals are being turned off the industry and how New Zealand tourism has lost its way. 


Perspectives: Destination Wairarapa’s outgoing GM, David Hancock
8 Oct 2019  

Perspectives: Destination Wairarapa’s outgoing GM, David Hancock

Outgoing Destination Wairarapa general manager, David Hancock, on the power of positive council relationships, increasing collaboration between his operator members during his eight year tenure, and the challenges that regional tourism faces in trying to get support from national industry stakeholders.


England-Hall: Chinese Language Week an opportunity for tourism
25 Sep 2019  

England-Hall: Chinese Language Week an opportunity for tourism

Let’s show how welcoming NZ is, writes Tourism New Zealand’s chief executive.


Rippon’s Jo Mills on short term gains versus longevity in tourism
23 Sep 2019  

Rippon’s Jo Mills on short term gains versus longevity in tourism

Rippon’s director and export manager, Jo Mills, on why the vineyard has decided to curb the ever-increasing number of visitors coming through its farm gates, and how it is going to do it. 


Sanson: Nature needs us now more than ever
16 Sep 2019   /

Sanson: Nature needs us now more than ever

DOC’s director-general on 50 years of Conservation Week and how tourism can play a vital role in enhancing the environment.


“Tourism to become even more competitive” – Benton
9 Sep 2019  

“Tourism to become even more competitive” – Benton

The former TWC chair on competition, infrastructure challenges, and the agency’s integration into the local EDA.


Armitage: Setting course for a sustainable future
29 Jul 2019  

Armitage: Setting course for a sustainable future

ATEED’s GM of destination on the development of Destination AKL 2025 and the work to come in Auckland’s visitor economy.


Perspectives: NZCA chair Debbie Summers on the challenges of growth
22 Jul 2019   /

Perspectives: NZCA chair Debbie Summers on the challenges of growth

In her yearly address to industry, New Zealand Cruise Association (NZCA) Chair Debbie Summers outlines the organisation’s work in NZ’s increasingly important cruise industry. 


ChristchurchNZ on co-operation, context and CBD attractions
16 Jul 2019   /

ChristchurchNZ on co-operation, context and CBD attractions

Destination development manager Anton Wilke on marrying economic development with tourism.


Navigating shifting sands: tourism research in changing times
11 Jul 2019  

Navigating shifting sands: tourism research in changing times

The ritzy end of Melbourne’s Collins Street was a curious backdrop to the challenges laid out to, and discussed by, tourism researchers from around the world, writes Angus & Associates’ Carolyn Parker.


Opinion: A level playing field for hotels
24 Jun 2019   /

Opinion: A level playing field for hotels

Scenic chair Lani Hagaman calls for the hotel industry to unite in the face of targeted rates and bed taxes.


Dark holiday: D-Day and the growth of ‘grief tourism’
6 Jun 2019  

Dark holiday: D-Day and the growth of ‘grief tourism’

As world leaders gather in the UK for the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the University of Portsmouth’s Liz Sharples casts an eye over ‘dark 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.


Sanson: NZ’s tourism system wasn’t set up to cope with recent growth
29 Apr 2019   /

Sanson: NZ’s tourism system wasn’t set up to cope with recent growth

DOC’s Director General on the agency’s work with industry, managing compliance, and planning for future growth.


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.