Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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Report: Tourism livelihoods at risk from climate change

New Zealand's ski industry could benefit from climate change in the short term but would suffer from its long term effects as would attractions such as the country's glaciers, according to a new report.

“Ripening opportunities” in NZ wine tourism

Developing an online presence and targeting the growth markets of America's and Asia's visitor markets are two crucial factors in unlocking New Zealand’s wine tourism opportunity, according to a new report.

Earnslaw, Larnach Castle, Rail Trail in landmark programme

Real Journeys' TSS Earnslaw, Dunedin's Larnach Castle, and the Otago Central Rail Trail are among 12 Otago sites recognised for their landmark heritage.

The Hub opens at Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Airport has opened the doors to its first dedicated operations centre, The Hub.

Merry TIFmas! Govt hands out $15m of tourism funding

Freedom camping facilities, car parking at the Church of the Good Shepherd and cycle trails are among the recipients of almost $15m in tourism-related government funding.

UNWTO: Global tourism arrivals increase 7% to 1.13 billion

Destinations around the world welcomed 1.13 billion international tourists between January and October 2017, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

Tourism sector wins new QLDC funding

Two tourism businesses have been awarded a total of $40,000 of funding from Queenstown Lakes District Council’s new Economic Development Fund.

Economist: MBIE’s top tourism data “next to useless”

An economist with detailed knowledge of MBIE's tourism data collection has come out criticising it as "next to useless" after this week's Tourism Satellite Account (TSA)  showed a fall in international tourism spend. 

The value of cruise to NZ has been slashed by hundreds of millions of...

The estimated value of cruise spend in New Zealand during the 2016-17 season was slashed by $318m in yesterday's Tourism Satellite Account, prompting questions over the accuracy of previous industry assessments.

Why did international tourist spend fall? Here’s MBIE’s explanation

What have been the drivers of the 0.9% drop in international tourism expenditure as reported in the TSA 2017? Here's MBIE's answer.