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Nash planning to “tax life out of tourism” – ACT
26 Mar 2021   /

Nash planning to “tax life out of tourism” – ACT

Tourism minister Stuart Nash has taken three briefings specifically related to bed taxes, says the ACT Party.


Watch: Did Nash announce new tourism support at TPS? He says so
24 Mar 2021   /

Watch: Did Nash announce new tourism support at TPS? He says so

The tourism minister defends his TPS speech and says he did announce new support for the sector.


42k Kiwis back trans-Tasman bubble petition
23 Mar 2021   /

42k Kiwis back trans-Tasman bubble petition

Around 42,000 Kiwis have signed the National Party’s call to open the trans-Tasman bubble petition.


Watch: Govt outlines negotiations over trans-Tasman bubble
17 Mar 2021   /

Watch: Govt outlines negotiations over trans-Tasman bubble

Talks have moved from a joint decision making framework with Australia to “more of a unilateral approach”.


Nats launch trans-Tasman bubble petition
16 Mar 2021   /

Nats launch trans-Tasman bubble petition

The National Party has launched a petition calling on the Government to get a move on with the trans-Tasman travel bubble.


Aus PM: Too bad Queenstown, hello Cairns
11 Mar 2021   /

Aus PM: Too bad Queenstown, hello Cairns

The trans-Tasman bubble has been urged to open by opposition leader Judith Collins and Australian PM Scott Morrison shares her remarks.


Govt must open trans-Tasman bubble to help tourism – Nats
10 Mar 2021   /

Govt must open trans-Tasman bubble to help tourism – Nats

Party leader Judith Collins says it will also help open up NZ’s stretched MIQ facilities.


Govt putting tourism in “too hard” basket – Nats
1 Mar 2021   /

Govt putting tourism in “too hard” basket – Nats

The Government must provide targeted support for struggling Fiordland and Glacier Country operators, says the National Party.


Watch: ‘McClash’ – McClay v Nash over “hard conversations” comment
24 Feb 2021   /

Watch: ‘McClash’ – McClay v Nash over “hard conversations” comment

Tourism minister Stuart Nash faced criticism in Parliament over his “very hard conversations” comments directed at tourism operators.


Matariki holiday could cost $450m – ACT
23 Feb 2021   /

Matariki holiday could cost $450m – ACT

A Matariki public holiday could cost almost $450m, according to figures obtained by ACT leader David Seymour.


Greens urge parties to embrace PCE report
23 Feb 2021   /

Greens urge parties to embrace PCE report

The Green Party has called on all political parties to embrace the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton’s Not 100% – but four steps closer to sustainable tourism report.


Tourism minister’s dismissal of sector “distressing” – Nats
22 Feb 2021  

Tourism minister’s dismissal of sector “distressing” – Nats

The Government must urgently redirect support to the ailing tourism sector, says National’s tourism spokesperson, Todd McClay.


Govt must release Pullman reports now – Nats
18 Feb 2021   /

Govt must release Pullman reports now – Nats

The Government must immediately release its reports into how Covid infected three people at the Pullman Auckland, says National’s Covid response spokesperson, Chris Bishop.


National Party blasts cruise ship border bungle
9 Feb 2021   /

National Party blasts cruise ship border bungle

The Government has “kneecapped” the tourism sector by causing the Le Lapérouse cruise ship to cancel its season, says the National Party.


Opposition attacks Govt over lack of travel bubbles
14 Dec 2020  

Opposition attacks Govt over lack of travel bubbles

National’s Chris Bishop said a Cook Islands bubble was taking far too long.


Luxon picks up portfolios, McClay retains tourism
12 Nov 2020  

Luxon picks up portfolios, McClay retains tourism

Former Air NZ boss Chris Luxon is ranked 30th out of 33 in the National Party’s new caucus.


Nats pledge to support wine tourism
12 Oct 2020   /

Nats pledge to support wine tourism

National will amend the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act to support wine tourism if they are elected into Government.


Nats unveil NZ tourism festival, new industry fund
2 Oct 2020   /

Nats unveil NZ tourism festival, new industry fund

The National Party says in its ‘Supporting our tourism sector’ policy that it will help the industry rebuild.


Queenstown’s Great Debate: What was in it for tourism?
23 Sep 2020   /

Queenstown’s Great Debate: What was in it for tourism?

STAPP, trans-Tasman travel, and even TNZ’s “dry” domestic campaign were canvassed in a lively event at the resort.


Politicians trade blows over tourism in virtual encounters
11 Sep 2020  

Politicians trade blows over tourism in virtual encounters

Tourism’s political heavyweights exchanged policy blows in two virtual encounters for media and industry.


Hospo paying price for border failures – Nats
26 Aug 2020   /

Hospo paying price for border failures – Nats

The hospitality sector is paying a heavy price for the Government’s “bungling of the border”, says the National Party’s economic development spokesperson, Todd McClay.


Collins unveils plan for entrepreneurs to tap KiwiSaver
30 Jul 2020   /

Collins unveils plan for entrepreneurs to tap KiwiSaver

National Party leader Judith Collins has unveiled the party’s BusinessStart policy to help Kiwis set up a small business.


Limit numbers at popular tourist sites – Greens manifesto
28 Jul 2020   /

Limit numbers at popular tourist sites – Greens manifesto

The Green Party will establish an international visitor levy to provide funding for tourism upgrades in the regions, and protect the natural wonders that attract people to New Zealand.


Nats cold on $360m SkyPath, commit to harbour crossing study
17 Jul 2020   /

Nats cold on $360m SkyPath, commit to harbour crossing study

Scoping work on a new harbour crossing would also begin if National won power in September, says the party’s new leader.


Nats tourism policy on track despite recent turmoil – McClay
17 Jul 2020  

Nats tourism policy on track despite recent turmoil – McClay

National’s political turmoil has had little impact on its tourism work, says the party’s spokesperson for the portfolio, Todd McClay.


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.


Nats creating “largest tourism programme NZ has ever seen” – McClay
23 Jun 2020  

Nats creating “largest tourism programme NZ has ever seen” – McClay

The country’s top tourism priority must be getting trans-Tasman travel going again.


The politics of the $12bn package – Nats take tourism swings at Govt
18 Mar 2020   /

The politics of the $12bn package – Nats take tourism swings at Govt

The struggles of tourism operators were used by the National Party to highlight shortcomings in the Government’s $12bn coronavirus financial support package.


Mike Moore a “champion for business, trade and tourism”
3 Feb 2020   /

Mike Moore a “champion for business, trade and tourism”

The Employers & Manufacturers association has paid tribute to former prime minister, Mike Moore, saying NZ has lost a great champion for business, trade and tourism, international relations.


Sustainable NZ’s Tava: We must restore NZ’s “clean, green image”
19 Nov 2019   /

Sustainable NZ’s Tava: We must restore NZ’s “clean, green image”

The leader of NZ’s newest political party outlines its views on NZ’s tourism industry.


Minister: China-NZ Year of Tourism “not about numbers”
14 Nov 2019   /

Minister: China-NZ Year of Tourism “not about numbers”

Kelvin Davis rejects criticism from National that the Govt has been ‘distracted’ over the China-NZ Year of Tourism.


Tourism missing out on $173m because of ‘distracted Govt’ – McClay
13 Nov 2019   /

Tourism missing out on $173m because of ‘distracted Govt’ – McClay

A ‘distracted’ Government has failed to deliver on China tourism, according to the National Party.


Former conservation minister Maggie Barry to step down
6 Nov 2019   /

Former conservation minister Maggie Barry to step down

North Shore MP and former conservation minister Maggie Barry ONZM has announced she will retire from politics in 2020.


CINZ 2019: Extend manaakitanga to foster SME opportunities – Henare
31 Oct 2019   /

CINZ 2019: Extend manaakitanga to foster SME opportunities – Henare

New Zealand’s business events sector should extend the concept of manaakitanga from caring for visitors to caring “for our own”, according to the associate minister of tourism, Peeni Henare.


Tourism names enter the fray for October’s local body elections
30 Aug 2019  

Tourism names enter the fray for October’s local body elections

Dive! Tutukaka founder Jeroen Jongejans is one of a number of well-known tourism industry names who have thrown their hats in the ring for October’s local body elections.


Immink runs for mayor, urges operators “to get involved”
5 Feb 2019   /

Immink runs for mayor, urges operators “to get involved”

Former Tourism Export Council NZ chief executive Lesley Immink is planning to join Whakatāne’s mayoral race.


Dean: Nats new leadership “up to speed” with tourism
28 Feb 2018  

Dean: Nats new leadership “up to speed” with tourism

We at the Ticker didn’t think there was much for tourism in the appointment yesterday of National’s new leader Simon Bridges.