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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?


Wednesday Letter: What else could Skyline sell?
10 Jul 2019  

Wednesday Letter: What else could Skyline sell?

Skyline’s sale of its Totally Tourism business signals the start of a new era for the international operator but what else could be up for sale, asks the Ticker’s Paul Yandall.


Wednesday Letter: A step change for NZ tourism
3 Jul 2019  

Wednesday Letter: A step change for NZ tourism

RAL’s Sky Waka and NTT’s Dark Sky Project are part of a tourism transformation underway in the regions.


Hoteliers are mobilising – but is it too little too late?
26 Jun 2019  

Hoteliers are mobilising – but is it too little too late?

Emotions bubbled up at the NZ Hotel Industry Conference last week with the industry tired of what it sees as local government exploitation and central government indifference, writes the Ticker’s Bridget O’Connell. 


Opinion: Construction gets a Sector Accord – where’s Tourism’s?
17 Apr 2019  

Opinion: Construction gets a Sector Accord – where’s Tourism’s?

The industry responds to whether it too needs such a partnership with government.


Wednesday Letter: On funding, RTNZ and TIA are both right – and wrong
10 Apr 2019  

Wednesday Letter: On funding, RTNZ and TIA are both right – and wrong

In a rare public skirmish this week, Regional Tourism NZ and Tourism Industry Aotearoa staked out opposing positions on regional funding for tourism – positions the Ticker’s Paul Yandall believes are both right – and wrong. 


Opinion: Why industry should ignore Air NZ’s call to “follow its lead”
27 Feb 2019  

Opinion: Why industry should ignore Air NZ’s call to “follow its lead”

Air New Zealand’s call for tourism operators to “follow its lead” by slashing prices is not a sustainable strategy for the sector, writes the Ticker’s Paul Yandall.


Wednesday Letter: Industry should prepare for the worst from China
13 Feb 2019   /

Wednesday Letter: Industry should prepare for the worst from China

China has taken a shot across NZ’s economic bow. Industry should prepare for the worst.


Wednesday Letter: The hard questions
30 Jan 2019   /

Wednesday Letter: The hard questions

Much of the Tourism and Sustainable Development Goals conference challenged industry’s standards and assumptions. That’s a good thing, writes the Ticker’s Bridget O’Connell.


Wednesday Letter: 2019 should be a year of results
23 Jan 2019  

Wednesday Letter: 2019 should be a year of results

If the past year was charaterised by restructuring, reorganising and a raft of industry initiatives, then this year should be one of results, writes the Ticker’s Paul Yandall.


Wednesday Letter: A moody nation – reasons to be wary
19 Dec 2018  

Wednesday Letter: A moody nation – reasons to be wary

Following this week’s publication of the latest Mood of the Nation survey, the Ticker takes an eyes-wide-open reading of the research and finds reasons for the industry to be fearful – and one to be cheerful.


Wednesday Letter: Much more at stake than wage rates in threatened Air NZ strike
12 Dec 2018  

Wednesday Letter: Much more at stake than wage rates in threatened Air NZ strike

It’s the airline that will cop the flak, not its workers, writes Paul Yandall.


Wednesday Letter: Coping with China
5 Dec 2018  

Wednesday Letter: Coping with China

Destination Canada’s CEO has lessons to share with NZ from that country’s own Year of Tourism with China.


New iwi tourism investors flex financial muscle in push into sector
28 Nov 2018  

New iwi tourism investors flex financial muscle in push into sector

A booming tourism sector and iwi with cash looking to diversify is bringing a new generation of investors into the market, writes the Ticker’s Bridget O’Connell.


TIAP v TAP: Where Auckland goes, others will follow
21 Nov 2018  

TIAP v TAP: Where Auckland goes, others will follow

By launching the TIAP, ATEED is treading all over NZTE’s Tourism Attractions Project – and it knows it.


Industry consensus must now translate into action
14 Nov 2018  

Industry consensus must now translate into action

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Five interesting proposals in the draft Tourism Strategy
7 Nov 2018  

Five interesting proposals in the draft Tourism Strategy

Beyond the expected ambitions, the government has put forward a number of intriguing initiatives.


Wednesday Letter: Of oaths, pledges and principles
31 Oct 2018  

Wednesday Letter: Of oaths, pledges and principles

A major industry initiative launches tomorrow – can it help build a strong, positive visitor culture in NZ?


Wednesday Letter: A new era for NZ’s luxury offering
26 Sep 2018   /

Wednesday Letter: A new era for NZ’s luxury offering

Following its non-appearance at Luxperience, will recent changes at Tourism NZ help or hinder NZ’s premium market?


Wednesday Letter: Are we funding for tomorrow or today?
12 Sep 2018  

Wednesday Letter: Are we funding for tomorrow or today?

The Ticker takes a look at the tourism investment landscape and asks if we have our priorities right.


Wednesday Letter: Beyond band-aids and rebranding
15 Aug 2018  

Wednesday Letter: Beyond band-aids and rebranding

The Ticker takes the pulse of last week’s TECNZ conference and spots some progress on pressing industry issues. 


Tourism deserves better than MBIE’s IVS negligence
1 Aug 2018   /

Tourism deserves better than MBIE’s IVS negligence

MBIE has been negligent in the management of its top tourism collection and we may never know the extent of the damage, writes the Ticker’s Paul Yandall.


What the Productivity Commission review means for tourism
18 Jul 2018  

What the Productivity Commission review means for tourism

Handing local authorities an alternative to rates funding comes with industry risks.


Wednesday Letter: What’s fair for DOC to charge operators?
11 Jul 2018  

Wednesday Letter: What’s fair for DOC to charge operators?

DOC is under pressure to wring more cash from its estate and guiding operators are next to face a hike in fees.


Wednesday Letter: Dawson on moving from high-volume to high-value
20 Jun 2018  

Wednesday Letter: Dawson on moving from high-volume to high-value

As RTOs transition to destination management, Hamilton & Waikato Tourism says it been doing it for three years. How has it progressed?


Wednesday Letter: Caring for NZ as tourism grows
13 Jun 2018  

Wednesday Letter: Caring for NZ as tourism grows

Tourism development consultant Dave Bamford on managing tourism sustainably, the need to strengthen insight and how to fund development.


Wednesday Letter: How to build an industry – not a venue
6 Jun 2018  

Wednesday Letter: How to build an industry – not a venue

Among the many success stories that the business events sector is enjoying there is one notable misstep.  


Wednesday Letter: The best TRENZ ever?
16 May 2018  

Wednesday Letter: The best TRENZ ever?

Could it have been, possibly, maybe, just slightly, like, the best TRENZ ever? Wherever it ranks, Dunedin put on a #dunnerstunner week, writes the Ticker’s Paul Yandall.  


Wednesday Letter: Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis
18 Apr 2018  

Wednesday Letter: Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis

The minister of tourism highlights the “tremendous potential” of Māori culture to drive tourism and why a more holistic approach towards growth is now needed.


Wednesday Letter: Who funds our tourism?
4 Apr 2018  

Wednesday Letter: Who funds our tourism?

As some regional tourism organisations face funding cuts or fail to increase budgets, destination and services marketing strategist, Lyn Cheyne, asks who should fund our tourism?


Wednesday Letter: Development West Coast’s Chris Mackenzie
28 Mar 2018  

Wednesday Letter: Development West Coast’s Chris Mackenzie

A move by a government funded trust to take over Tourism West Coast has been met by fierce resistance, but Development West Coast’s chief executive, Chris Mackenzie, says integrating the marketing agency into DWC’s economic development work makes perfect sense.


Wednesday Letter: Why are we ‘beating up’ the tourism industry?
21 Mar 2018  

Wednesday Letter: Why are we ‘beating up’ the tourism industry?

Dr Anthony Brien, senior lecturer in business and hotel management at Lincoln University, asks why, with a visitor ‘met or exceeded satisfaction’ rate of 93.4%, are some people ‘beating up’ the New Zealand tourism industry?


Wednesday Letter: Queenstown Mayor Jim Boult
14 Mar 2018  

Wednesday Letter: Queenstown Mayor Jim Boult

Queenstown Lakes District mayor Jim Boult on the council’s desire to implement a local bed tax, why going to Wellington with a begging bowl every year is not sustainable, and how last week’s forum on freedom camping with tourism minister Kelvin Davis had mixed results.


Wednesday Letter: Questions for NZ’s ski industry
7 Mar 2018  

Wednesday Letter: Questions for NZ’s ski industry

The New Zealand ski industry is pouring around $200m into assets but it cannot answer a basic question on its value to New Zealand – what does that mean for how investment decisions are being made?


Wednesday Letter: Winter Games NZ CEO Arthur Klap
28 Feb 2018  

Wednesday Letter: Winter Games NZ CEO Arthur Klap

On his last day in post, outgoing Winter Games NZ chief executive Arthur Klap talks about the importance of NZ staging events on the global stage, the challenges around delivering a financial viable fixture and why funding should be linked to more than economic measures of success.


Wednesday Letter: Time for councils to step up
21 Feb 2018  

Wednesday Letter: Time for councils to step up

Regional Tourism New Zealand’s Charlie Ives says now is the time for local authorities to step up to help meet the challenges of New Zealand’s booming tourism sector.


Wednesday Letter: TIA’s Chris Roberts
14 Feb 2018  

Wednesday Letter: TIA’s Chris Roberts

Tourism Industry Aotearoa chief executive Chris Roberts on the work underway to protect the industry’s reputation and a major new initiative to promote the sector to the community.  


Wednesday Letter: Is tourism becoming the new dairy?
7 Feb 2018  

Wednesday Letter: Is tourism becoming the new dairy?

Tourism has overtaken dairy as NZ’s top export earner but is it about to fall as far as that industry in terms of reputation too, asks the Ticker’s Paul Yandall.


Wednesday Letter: An industry renewed
20 Dec 2017  

Wednesday Letter: An industry renewed

The Ticker’s Paul Yandall takes a look back at the leadership changes over the past year and says a sense of industry renewal is the story of 2017. 


Wednesday Letter: Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s Quinton Hall
13 Dec 2017  

Wednesday Letter: Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s Quinton Hall

Ngāi Tahu Tourism chief executive Quinton Hall on sustainability, the living wage and the busy year that was 2017, plus the challenges and opportunities ahead for the for the iwi-owned tourism operator.


Wednesday Letter: Tourism Holdings’ Grant Webster
6 Dec 2017  

Wednesday Letter: Tourism Holdings’ Grant Webster

Tourism Industry Aotearoa chairman and Tourism Holdings chief executive Grant Webster on the year’s challenges and highlights and the opportunities ahead for the industry in 2018.


Wednesday Letter: Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis
15 Nov 2017  

Wednesday Letter: Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis

In his first address to industry yesterday, the new Tourism Minister outlines the government’s priorities for tourism. Below is his full speech to TIA’s Tourism Summit Aotearoa at Te Papa in Wellington.


Wednesday Letter: Rethinking tourism’s contribution to conservation
8 Nov 2017  

Wednesday Letter: Rethinking tourism’s contribution to conservation

Valentina Dinica, Senior Lecturer of Public Policy at Victoria University, says it is time to reconsider the current concession system that allows operators access to conservation land. 


Wednesday Letter: Sue Sullivan
1 Nov 2017  

Wednesday Letter: Sue Sullivan

Following this year’s conference in Dunedin, CINZ CEO Sue Sullivan writes on how the industry can drive value, NZ’s expertise advantage, unlocking the Australian market, and growing the sector to $750m by 2020. 


Wednesday Letter: A new beginning
25 Oct 2017  

Wednesday Letter: A new beginning

With the thrust of the new coalition government now clear, the Ticker’s Paul Yandall asks, what could it mean for the country’s tourism industry?


Wednesday Letter: A vision of the future
11 Oct 2017  

Wednesday Letter: A vision of the future

After a month of awards, insightful events and conferences the Ticker’s Paul Yandall envisages the future and applauds some of the industry recent award winners.


Wednesday Letter: NZ Māori Tourism’s Pania Tyson-Nathan
13 Sep 2017  

Wednesday Letter: NZ Māori Tourism’s Pania Tyson-Nathan

It’s Māori Language Week and NZ Māori Tourism chief executive Pania Tyson-Nathan tells us how learning the language is an ongoing journey and the value of Te Reo to tourism.


Wednesday Letter: Cycling to prosperity
6 Sep 2017  

Wednesday Letter: Cycling to prosperity

Following the inaugural Cycle Tourism Business Summit, organiser Dave Bamford of the Timber Trail Lodge, tells the Ticker about the growing number of international visitors on NZ’s Great Rides, how ebikes are transforming the industry, and why collaboration and social license are vital for success.


Wednesday Letter: NZ Cruise CEO Kevin O’Sullivan
30 Aug 2017  

Wednesday Letter: NZ Cruise CEO Kevin O’Sullivan

Chief executive of the newly named NZ Cruise Association, Kevin O’Sullivan, on the huge growth expected for the sector, and the latest findings on the economic impact cruise is having on NZ.