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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.


A passable summer for top of south operators
19 Jan 2022   /

A passable summer for top of south operators

But pickings are slimmer on the West Coast, particularly further south.


Central North Island suffers muted tourism as Kiwis stay closer to home…
18 Jan 2022   /

Central North Island suffers muted tourism as Kiwis stay closer to home…

Regions that rode the “do something new” tourism wave last summer are not benefitting as much but there have been bright spots.


Mixed tourism performance for Auckland’s regional neighbours…
17 Jan 2022   /

Mixed tourism performance for Auckland’s regional neighbours…

Tourism businesses within a few hours drive of Auckland are saying better late than never, and hoping for the increase in traffic to continue as long as possible after the visitor drought in the second half of 2021.


…but activities boom in busy Rotorua, Taupō despite silver dollar drag
17 Jan 2022   /

…but activities boom in busy Rotorua, Taupō despite silver dollar drag

The recent fine weather is proving just the medicine for tourist-starved operators with outdoor offerings in Rotorua and Taupo, with one operator setting a new visitor record.


This time may be different – hoteliers say no rush of Aucklanders
16 Dec 2021   /

This time may be different – hoteliers say no rush of Aucklanders

The tsunami of Aucklanders that typified the end of previous lockdowns is yet to appear, say hoteliers.


Auckland stimulus puts 100k vouchers up for grabs
16 Dec 2021  

Auckland stimulus puts 100k vouchers up for grabs

The $9m Explore Tāmaki Makaurau Voucher Programme is now open for Aucklanders to register for the chance to receive one of 100,000 vouchers.


Auckland return: some see immediate bump, others ‘wait and hope’…
15 Dec 2021   /

Auckland return: some see immediate bump, others ‘wait and hope’…

Operators in traditional summer destinations report good interest but those further afield are waiting.


Auckland gets $38m stimulus with vouchers, discounts, freebies
1 Dec 2021   /

Auckland gets $38m stimulus with vouchers, discounts, freebies

$25.5m will support a range of activities by providing 100,000 vouchers as well as discounts for Aucklanders to enjoy experiences and attractions in the region.


“Bookings accelerating, pent up demand huge, travel is back” – Helloworld CEO Andrew Burnes
11 Nov 2021   /

“Bookings accelerating, pent up demand huge, travel is back” – Helloworld CEO Andrew Burnes

In his address to the agent’s AGM, Andrew Burnes paints a picture of “huge pent up demand” and accelerating bookings. 


Full tourism recovery by mid-2025 if borders start to open in Dec – TECNZ
5 Oct 2021   /

Full tourism recovery by mid-2025 if borders start to open in Dec – TECNZ

But only if NZ’s borders re-open soon, starting with Australia in December and the rest of the major source markets next year.


Tamaki Māori Village to re-launch evening experience
23 Sep 2021   /

Tamaki Māori Village to re-launch evening experience

Tamaki Māori Village in Rotorua plans to re-launch its evening cultural experience on 1 December, partly in anticipation of a quick return of Australian visitors once borders re-open.


Kapiti Nature Tours – island of calm amid Covid concerns
20 Sep 2021  

Kapiti Nature Tours – island of calm amid Covid concerns

The operator has been able to prosper thanks to its unique offer and domestic and government support.


Operators prep to open at level 2, pray for Auckland and level 1
7 Sep 2021   /

Operators prep to open at level 2, pray for Auckland and level 1

Tourism businesses are re-opening this week but getting viable customer numbers through will take longer.


DWC offers West Coast businesses level 3 delivery rebate
1 Sep 2021   /

DWC offers West Coast businesses level 3 delivery rebate

Development West Coast is offering a delivery rebate to help businesses operate during Covid-19 alert level 3.


Operators eligible for up to $50k from Tourism Kick-start Fund
15 Jul 2021   /

Operators eligible for up to $50k from Tourism Kick-start Fund

The govt has set the criteria for tourism businesses to be able to draw on the $49m fund.


Regions reliant on foreign visitors continue to lag – Westpac
18 Jun 2021  

Regions reliant on foreign visitors continue to lag – Westpac

Otago is doing it tough but will also be one of the few regions to really benefit from the Aus travel bubble, says the bank.


EDNZ 2021: High value or high quality? NZ tourism at a crossroads
31 May 2021   /

EDNZ 2021: High value or high quality? NZ tourism at a crossroads

Tourism may have to aim for ‘high quality’ over ‘high value’ to address challenges.


EDNZ 2021: Momentum grows to fix Queenstown’s tourism over-reliance
28 May 2021   /

EDNZ 2021: Momentum grows to fix Queenstown’s tourism over-reliance

Heavy-hitting investors could help diversify Queenstown’s tourism-led economy.


Southern Discoveries doubles domestics, predicts long recovery
25 May 2021   /

Southern Discoveries doubles domestics, predicts long recovery

“We don’t see a bounce-back in 2022,” says the operator’s CEO, Tim Hunter.


Lack of international visitors dragging economy – Westpac
18 May 2021   /

Lack of international visitors dragging economy – Westpac

Bank now predics a recovery in monthly international visitor arrivals around 2024.


Glacier country operators eligible for up to $50k – DWC
17 May 2021   /

Glacier country operators eligible for up to $50k – DWC

At least 100 hard hit Glacier Country businesses can be helped by Development West Coast’s $5m support fund.


Retailers in key tourism destinations stocking up – ANZ
11 May 2021   /

Retailers in key tourism destinations stocking up – ANZ

Retailers in key tourism regions have been ordering souvenirs in anticipation of higher sales, says the bank.


Aus bubble no “silver bullet” for Queenstown – DQ chair
10 May 2021   /

Aus bubble no “silver bullet” for Queenstown – DQ chair

The resort has to look again at its tourism proposition to ensure it becomes a more sustainable, better accepted, industry, says Richard Thomas.


Queenstown celebrates “huge flurry” of bookings, but room for more
6 May 2021   /

Queenstown celebrates “huge flurry” of bookings, but room for more

Queenstown hotels welcomes the trans-Tasman boost in bookings but says more time and warning was needed to scale back up to demand.


Air Chathams to resume Auckland-Norfolk Island flights
16 Apr 2021   /

Air Chathams to resume Auckland-Norfolk Island flights

Largest privately-held NZ airline returns to international route, additional flights will be added in August.


New tourism boss Patrick Dault sets out West Coast vision
15 Apr 2021   /

New tourism boss Patrick Dault sets out West Coast vision

Carbon negativity, converting forged-in-adversity image into compelling stories for visitors are key priorities.


KiwiRail cuts TranzAlpine, keeps Coastal Pacific over winter
26 Mar 2021   /

KiwiRail cuts TranzAlpine, keeps Coastal Pacific over winter

The SOE is forecasting a significant fall in annual tourist passenger numbers for FY21.


Serko closes in on pre-Covid transactions volumes
24 Mar 2021   /

Serko closes in on pre-Covid transactions volumes

Serko has recorded an uplift in transactions so far in March 2021 to reach 68% of the volumes recorded for the same period in March 2019.


Diagnosis for Southland tourism? ‘Long Covid’
16 Mar 2021   /

Diagnosis for Southland tourism? ‘Long Covid’

The tourism sector will be the weak link in the recovery of Southland, according to an economic analysis of the region.


No easy solutions to reviving Queenstown – DQ’s incoming CEO
10 Mar 2021   /

No easy solutions to reviving Queenstown – DQ’s incoming CEO

There are no easy solutions to kickstarting Queenstown’s struggling tourism sector while the borders remain shut, says Destination Queenstown’s newly appointed chief executive Paul Abbot.


Glacier Country asks for $35m, lack of support labelled “criminal”
25 Feb 2021   /

Glacier Country asks for $35m, lack of support labelled “criminal”

The destination has helped fill the Govt’s coffers and it’s time some of it was given back, says the boss of Development West Coast.


Resurgence Support Payment scheme opens
23 Feb 2021  

Resurgence Support Payment scheme opens

Businesses affected by the latest Covid-19 alert level shifts can today apply for the government’s Resurgence Support Payment.


Post-Covid travel boom predictions prompt investment spree
12 Feb 2021   /

Post-Covid travel boom predictions prompt investment spree

Overseas investors betting on a post-Covid travel boom are pumping multi-million dollar investments into tourism.


Govt: Tourism faces long-term demand challenges
9 Feb 2021   /

Govt: Tourism faces long-term demand challenges

But a more sustainable approach could deliver benefits, says Grant Robertson’s 2021 Budget Policy Statement.


How one remote operator is having a “fantastic” summer…
2 Feb 2021  

How one remote operator is having a “fantastic” summer…

As the industry splits into boom and bust regions, one operator reveals how it bucked the trend.


…while others grapple with an unpredictable domestic market
2 Feb 2021  

…while others grapple with an unpredictable domestic market

Many operators are not only grappling with fewer visitors this summer but also an unpredictable domestic market.


‘Be ready, be flexible’ – René de Monchy on 2021
22 Jan 2021   /

‘Be ready, be flexible’ – René de Monchy on 2021

Tourism New Zealand’s interim CEO outlines the agency’s top priorities and challenges for the year ahead.


Southern tourism still suffering most – Westpac
14 Jan 2021   /

Southern tourism still suffering most – Westpac

But tourism in regions like Hawke’s Bay and Northland has fared better, says the bank.


Consumer confidence surge bodes well for tourism – Westpac
15 Dec 2020   /

Consumer confidence surge bodes well for tourism – Westpac

After a tough year, households are dialling up their spending on activities like dining out and other leisure activities, says the bank.


New supply, travel restrictions to suppress 2021 performance
14 Dec 2020   /

New supply, travel restrictions to suppress 2021 performance

Hotel prospects for next year are fragile but there are bright spots, say industry experts.


Tour operator turns to tea for survival
11 Dec 2020   /

Tour operator turns to tea for survival

Closed international borders meant the operator had to find a new way to support themselves. 


Travel booking volumes improving – Serko
8 Dec 2020   /

Travel booking volumes improving – Serko

Online corporate booking company Serko says travel booking volumes are showing gradual improvement.


Air NZ adds 16k seats after “better than expected” demand
4 Dec 2020   /

Air NZ adds 16k seats after “better than expected” demand

Air New Zealand is adding more capacity to its domestic schedule in December, using its newer A321 Airbus aircraft on its existing A320 services until the end of the month.


Govt extends debt hibernation scheme for businesses
2 Dec 2020  

Govt extends debt hibernation scheme for businesses

The Government is extending its business debt relief programme until October 2021.


TECNZ partners with Aus for NZ trade checklist
24 Nov 2020   /

TECNZ partners with Aus for NZ trade checklist

New Zealand’s inbound tour operators now have access to a new Covid-19 readiness database to help them find credible suppliers and build itineraries.


Summer bookings offer mixed bag for operators
23 Nov 2020  

Summer bookings offer mixed bag for operators

Operators from across the country are watching bookings closely in the run up to the summer season.


Tourism Futures Taskforce lifts lid on current thinking
20 Nov 2020   /

Tourism Futures Taskforce lifts lid on current thinking

Regulation to manage supply and price inefficiencies are among mooted recommendations from the Tourism Futures Taskforce.


Summit 2020: TTF’s Margy Osmond with the view from Australia
20 Nov 2020   /

Summit 2020: TTF’s Margy Osmond with the view from Australia

The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia CEO on how the sector is coping with the shutdown and if there are silver linings.


Summit 2020: Foran on lead times, lifelines and ticket fares
19 Nov 2020   /

Summit 2020: Foran on lead times, lifelines and ticket fares

Air NZ’s CEO says it will burn through its $900m govt loan by August unless borders open.