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Wednesday Letter: Why high value tourism ‘starts on the inside’
4 May 2022   /

Wednesday Letter: Why high value tourism ‘starts on the inside’

NZ tourism needs to focus on professional development to upskill and transform into a high value workforce, writes Alex Dykman.


Wednesday Letter: Never mind RTOs tourism minister, where’s NZ’s DMP?
6 Apr 2022  

Wednesday Letter: Never mind RTOs tourism minister, where’s NZ’s DMP?

Nash is leaning heavily on the Tourism’s ITP but that is not a strategy for the sector, writes the Ticker’s Paul Yandall.


Wednesday Letter: Two years on, options and support have withered for tourism
23 Feb 2022  

Wednesday Letter: Two years on, options and support have withered for tourism

From STAPP’s “big and fast” to the latest “small and late” plan, the government is winding down its support for tourism and, with no sign of an open border, that leaves many operators with a stark choice, writes the Ticker’s Bennett Richardson.


Wednesday Letter: Operators need to invest in more than just their business
16 Feb 2022   /

Wednesday Letter: Operators need to invest in more than just their business

The tourism recovery will require a different way of thinking and working, writes BCA’s Ben McFadgen.


Wednesday Letter: How tourism can give back to nature
9 Feb 2022  

Wednesday Letter: How tourism can give back to nature

DOC’s new boss Penny Nelson on how regenerative tourism can help the sector get through Covid to a better future.


Wednesday Letter: Business events will play crucial role in recovery
2 Feb 2022   /

Wednesday Letter: Business events will play crucial role in recovery

The sector has fallen through the cracks, and those cracks are turning into a mighty chasm, writes BEIA’s Lisa Hopkins.


Wednesday Letter: ITOs at risk in last stretch of Covid marathon…
26 Jan 2022   /

Wednesday Letter: ITOs at risk in last stretch of Covid marathon…

Inbounders are at breaking point but there are reasons to be hopeful, writes TECNZ chief executive Lynda Keene.


Wednesday Letter: A task sheet for TIA’s incoming leader
19 Jan 2022   /

Wednesday Letter: A task sheet for TIA’s incoming leader

Tourism New Zealand’s Rebecca Ingram joins Tourism Industry Aotearoa as chief executive at a pivotal period for the industry, writes the Ticker’s Bennett Richardson.


Wednesday Letter: It will be a tragedy if tourism reverts to old ways – Charlie Ives
15 Dec 2021  

Wednesday Letter: It will be a tragedy if tourism reverts to old ways – Charlie Ives

RTNZ’s Charlie Ives looks back on 51 years in tourism and travel and has a final message for the sector.


Wednesday Letter: RTOs are changing and so are we – RTNZ’s David Perks
20 Oct 2021  

Wednesday Letter: RTOs are changing and so are we – RTNZ’s David Perks

Regional tourism organisations are evolving to meet tourism’s challenges and opportunities and Regional Tourism New Zealand is changing too, writes chair David Perks. 


Wednesday Letter: Supporting the survival of tourism
6 Oct 2021  

Wednesday Letter: Supporting the survival of tourism

TIA’s Chris Roberts outlines the top 10 measures that will ensure the short-term survival of the industry.


Wednesday Letter: The world is reconnecting – NZ must too
29 Sep 2021  

Wednesday Letter: The world is reconnecting – NZ must too

New TECNZ chair Scott Mehrtens implores the government to set a date for re-opening, and it should be in Q1 of 2022.


Wednesday Letter: Why industry must emphasise ‘preparedness over prediction’
28 Jul 2021  

Wednesday Letter: Why industry must emphasise ‘preparedness over prediction’

HPNZ president David Aflallo says the pandemic has taught tourism some valuable lessons.


Wednesday Letter: The tough get going at TRENZ 2021
12 May 2021  

Wednesday Letter: The tough get going at TRENZ 2021

In a TRENZ like no other, after a year like no other, industry finally got a chance to reconnect and plot a recovery, writes the Ticker’s Bennett Richardson.


Wednesday Letter: Eggs, baskets and one positive from Covid-19
14 Apr 2021  

Wednesday Letter: Eggs, baskets and one positive from Covid-19

Queenstown must rebuild its tourism and at the same time invest in economic ‘insurance’.


Wednesday Letter: The beginning of the end
7 Apr 2021  

Wednesday Letter: The beginning of the end

A start date for a trans-Tasman bubble could mark more than just the return of Australians for New Zealand tourism, writes the Ticker’s Paul Yandall.


Wednesday Letter: Nash has his own ideas about “re-imagining” tourism
31 Mar 2021  

Wednesday Letter: Nash has his own ideas about “re-imagining” tourism

The tourism minister is cutting a unilateral path through the sector, writes the Ticker’s Bennett Richardson. 


Wednesday Letter: Minister rides into town, shoots down pleas for help
3 Mar 2021  

Wednesday Letter: Minister rides into town, shoots down pleas for help

Stuart Nash rode into Glacier Country raising hopes of support but instead he took aim at the struggling community’s pleas, writes the Ticker’s Bridget O’Connell.     


Ten Years On: Tourism fundamentally changed but on the rise
24 Feb 2021   /

Ten Years On: Tourism fundamentally changed but on the rise

It’s been a long road to recovery but momentum is building in this brand new city, writes Loren Heaphy.


Wednesday Letter: The $290m STAPP can still be rehabilitated
10 Feb 2021  

Wednesday Letter: The $290m STAPP can still be rehabilitated

How the Auditor-General’s inquiry could help some who missed out on support.


Wednesday Letter: One year on…
3 Feb 2021  

Wednesday Letter: One year on…

The Ticker’s Paul Yandall on the Government’s response to the tourism crisis a year after it started closing the country’s border.


Wednesday Letter: We did something new, and were well-rewarded
20 Jan 2021  

Wednesday Letter: We did something new, and were well-rewarded

The Ticker hit the road over Christmas and saw a stark difference in how regions were coping with the closed border.


For tourism, it’s just the end of the beginning
16 Dec 2020  

For tourism, it’s just the end of the beginning

The Ticker’s Paul Yandall looks ahead at how the industry could be reshaped post-Covid.


Wednesday Letter: HPNZ’s Brown on the focus for holiday parks
18 Nov 2020  

Wednesday Letter: HPNZ’s Brown on the focus for holiday parks

In its submission to the Tourism Futures Taskforce, Holiday Parks New Zealand focused on responsible camping, sustainability and the conservation estate.


Wednesday Letter: It’s time for a change
21 Oct 2020  

Wednesday Letter: It’s time for a change

The Ticker’s view on who should be the next minister of tourism.


Wednesday Letter: Backing tourism in a Covid world
14 Oct 2020  

Wednesday Letter: Backing tourism in a Covid world

ACT leader David Seymour on how the party plans to support tourism.


Value over quantity – Tabuteau on NZ First’s tourism plans
7 Oct 2020  

Value over quantity – Tabuteau on NZ First’s tourism plans

NZ First’s tourism spokesperson on how it plans to help drive up revenue for the industry.


Kaitiakitanga must be at the heart of tourism – Eugenie Sage
30 Sep 2020  

Kaitiakitanga must be at the heart of tourism – Eugenie Sage

The Green Party’s tourism spokesperson lays out her vision for the sector.


Tourism is a cornerstone of NZ’s economy, we will rebuild it – McClay
23 Sep 2020  

Tourism is a cornerstone of NZ’s economy, we will rebuild it – McClay

National’s tourism spokesperson lays out his vision for the sector.


Wednesday Letter: Kelvin Davis makes the Govt’s case
16 Sep 2020   /

Wednesday Letter: Kelvin Davis makes the Govt’s case

As part of our Election 2020 coverage, we hand over Wednesday Letter to each of the main party tourism spokespeople for their vision for New Zealand tourism. This week, tourism minister Kelvin Davis.


NZ’s business events industry is on its knees – CINZ’s Hopkins
19 Aug 2020  

NZ’s business events industry is on its knees – CINZ’s Hopkins

The association’s CEO on why the latest lockdown “feels so much worse” for the struggling industry.


Wednesday Letter: ‘Two-speed economy’ emerging – Boult
12 Aug 2020  

Wednesday Letter: ‘Two-speed economy’ emerging – Boult

Queenstown Lakes District mayor Jim Boult on the potential downturn in spending at the end of wage subsidies, getting events into district, and a two-speed economy.


STAPP acknowledges Māori tourism legacies – Pania Tyson-Nathan
5 Aug 2020  

STAPP acknowledges Māori tourism legacies – Pania Tyson-Nathan

The CEO of NZ Māori Tourism on the value of investing in the cultural wealth.


Wednesday Letter: More time needed for tourism to adjust
22 Jul 2020  

Wednesday Letter: More time needed for tourism to adjust

A lively school holidays and Australia’s extension of its JobKeeper programme should prompt a rethink by the Government of its suppport for tourism, writes the Ticker’s Paul Yandall.


Haka Tours’ Eve Lawrence on the needless promotion of fear
8 Jul 2020  

Haka Tours’ Eve Lawrence on the needless promotion of fear

Haka Tours & ANZ Nature Tours general manager Eve Lawrence says she is exasperated with the media coverage of the Covid-19 fallout, adding the negativity is affecting mental health and the outlook for businesses.


Wednesday Letter: TIA’s Roberts on supporting the survival of NZ tourism
24 Jun 2020  

Wednesday Letter: TIA’s Roberts on supporting the survival of NZ tourism

TIA’s Roberts on coping with Covid impacts, applying for STAPP, and lobbying “hard and relentlessly” for industry.


Why North Islanders are the key to southern recovery
17 Jun 2020  

Why North Islanders are the key to southern recovery

Southern RTOs should jointly market the South Island as a destination, say economists Peter Fieger and Tom Coupe.


DOC’s Lou Sanson on balancing recovery and renewal
10 Jun 2020  

DOC’s Lou Sanson on balancing recovery and renewal

The DG on the $500m Jobs for Nature scheme, the Great Walks differential pricing trial, and getting Kiwis into nature.


Wednesday Letter: NZ tourism needs ‘Marshall Plan’ for recovery
13 May 2020  

Wednesday Letter: NZ tourism needs ‘Marshall Plan’ for recovery

The Government needs to provide more than just money if tourism is to have any hope of a decent recovery, writes the Ticker’s Paul Yandall. 


It’s time for NZ to have a Fiji-styled ‘Tourism Action Group’
15 Apr 2020  

It’s time for NZ to have a Fiji-styled ‘Tourism Action Group’

New Zealand Tourism recovery: Are there lessons from a Fiji-styled ‘Tourism Action Group’?


Wednesday Letter: Tourism – the long haul back
8 Apr 2020  

Wednesday Letter: Tourism – the long haul back

Now is the time to rethink and reshape tourism for a domestic market, says tourism professor David Simmons.


Wednesday Letter: An industry tipped upside down
1 Apr 2020  

Wednesday Letter: An industry tipped upside down

The Ticker’s Paul Yandall on why there’s hope in the recent past for New Zealand tourism.


Wednesday Letter: Coronavirus, tourism and global economics
5 Feb 2020  

Wednesday Letter: Coronavirus, tourism and global economics

Marion Joppe, Law and Economics of Tourism Professor at Canada’s University of Guelph, says outbound tourism and travel to China has been devastated by the coronavirus outbreak with the impact being felt around the world and in many industries.


Wednesday Letter: Tourism minister Kelvin Davis on 2020
22 Jan 2020   /

Wednesday Letter: Tourism minister Kelvin Davis on 2020

The minister reflects on 2019 and looks ahead to the Govt’s key priorities for tourism in 2020. 


Wednesday Letter: Tourism BOP’s Kristin Dunne
18 Dec 2019  

Wednesday Letter: Tourism BOP’s Kristin Dunne

The CEO on last week’s tragic events, the heartwarming community response, and the challenges ahead for tourism.


Wednesday Letter: Chris Roberts’ review of 2019
4 Dec 2019   /

Wednesday Letter: Chris Roberts’ review of 2019

Tourism growth needs to be productive, sustainable and inclusive, says TIA’s chief executive.


Wednesday Letter: NZ’s big, bold business events sector
27 Nov 2019   /

Wednesday Letter: NZ’s big, bold business events sector

Departing CINZ chief executive Sue Sullivan has a final message for government.


Wednesday Letter: What next for Skyline?
25 Sep 2019  

Wednesday Letter: What next for Skyline?

The collapse of Skyline’s sale of Totally Tourism may give the group pause for thought, writes the Ticker’s Bridget O’Connell.


Wednesday Letter: Accelerate for slow-burn benefits
28 Aug 2019  

Wednesday Letter: Accelerate for slow-burn benefits

The long-term benefits stemming from the inaugural Lightning Lab Tourism business accelerator are more important than the immediate successes of the cohort, writes the Ticker’s Bridget O’Connell.


Wednesday Letter: Why the Govt needs to step up
17 Jul 2019  

Wednesday Letter: Why the Govt needs to step up

How can government make things better for tourism and the local communities impacted by it?