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Hotel Council Aotearoa’s strategic director, James Doolan, on jump-starting the tourism sector in 2022.
But pickings are slimmer on the West Coast, particularly further south.
Regions that rode the “do something new” tourism wave last summer are not benefitting as much but there have been bright spots.
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.
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.
The tsunami of Aucklanders that typified the end of previous lockdowns is yet to appear, say hoteliers.
The $9m Explore Tāmaki Makaurau Voucher Programme is now open for Aucklanders to register for the chance to receive one of 100,000 vouchers.
Operators in traditional summer destinations report good interest but those further afield are waiting.
$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.
In his address to the agent’s AGM, Andrew Burnes paints a picture of “huge pent up demand” and accelerating bookings.
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 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.
The operator has been able to prosper thanks to its unique offer and domestic and government support.
Tourism businesses are re-opening this week but getting viable customer numbers through will take longer.
Development West Coast is offering a delivery rebate to help businesses operate during Covid-19 alert level 3.
The govt has set the criteria for tourism businesses to be able to draw on the $49m fund.
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.
Tourism may have to aim for ‘high quality’ over ‘high value’ to address challenges.
Heavy-hitting investors could help diversify Queenstown’s tourism-led economy.
“We don’t see a bounce-back in 2022,” says the operator’s CEO, Tim Hunter.
Bank now predics a recovery in monthly international visitor arrivals around 2024.
At least 100 hard hit Glacier Country businesses can be helped by Development West Coast’s $5m support fund.
Retailers in key tourism regions have been ordering souvenirs in anticipation of higher sales, says the bank.
The resort has to look again at its tourism proposition to ensure it becomes a more sustainable, better accepted, industry, says Richard Thomas.
Queenstown hotels welcomes the trans-Tasman boost in bookings but says more time and warning was needed to scale back up to demand.
Largest privately-held NZ airline returns to international route, additional flights will be added in August.
Carbon negativity, converting forged-in-adversity image into compelling stories for visitors are key priorities.
The SOE is forecasting a significant fall in annual tourist passenger numbers for FY21.
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.
The tourism sector will be the weak link in the recovery of Southland, according to an economic analysis of the region.
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.
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.
Businesses affected by the latest Covid-19 alert level shifts can today apply for the government’s Resurgence Support Payment.
Overseas investors betting on a post-Covid travel boom are pumping multi-million dollar investments into tourism.
But a more sustainable approach could deliver benefits, says Grant Robertson’s 2021 Budget Policy Statement.
As the industry splits into boom and bust regions, one operator reveals how it bucked the trend.
Many operators are not only grappling with fewer visitors this summer but also an unpredictable domestic market.
Tourism New Zealand’s interim CEO outlines the agency’s top priorities and challenges for the year ahead.
But tourism in regions like Hawke’s Bay and Northland has fared better, says the bank.
After a tough year, households are dialling up their spending on activities like dining out and other leisure activities, says the bank.
Hotel prospects for next year are fragile but there are bright spots, say industry experts.
Closed international borders meant the operator had to find a new way to support themselves.
Online corporate booking company Serko says travel booking volumes are showing gradual improvement.
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.
The Government is extending its business debt relief programme until October 2021.
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.
Operators from across the country are watching bookings closely in the run up to the summer season.
Regulation to manage supply and price inefficiencies are among mooted recommendations from the Tourism Futures Taskforce.
The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia CEO on how the sector is coping with the shutdown and if there are silver linings.
Air NZ’s CEO says it will burn through its $900m govt loan by August unless borders open.