Sunday, April 22, 2018


Kelvin Davis: His first interview as Tourism Minister

Labour's promised $25 border levy, money from the new $1bn regional fund, working with industry on immigration and work visas, and the possible return of a Ministry, are all on the agenda for the new Minister of Tourism.

Will we see more private equity enter NZ tourism?

Following the revelation yesterday by the Ticker that Australia's Blue Sky has spent millions on a stake in Queenstown's Active Adventures, we take a look at the role PE is playing in Australian tourism and what that may mean for the industry here.

Airbnb Trips NZ: the conditions and costs of launching your experience

Launched last week, the peer-to-peer accommodation provider has added Queenstown to its Experiences offer.

International Women’s Day: Women on tourism’s frontline

To mark International Women's Day, the Ticker talks to ten women operators who are making their mark on New Zealand's tourism industry. Whether it's bungying off bridges, swimming with stingrays, or managing multi-million dollar...

Airbnb: Which councils are following Queenstown’s lead?

The issue of whether residential ratepayers who rent out their homes for profit should pay rates in line with their commercial counterparts is not a new one.

Sports tourism set to inject more than $210m in 2017

Six major sports tourism events are set to pump more than $210m into the New Zealand economy in 2017.

What can NZ learn from overtourism abroad?

Overtourism and how destinations get smarter about solving it is one of fifteen megatrends predicted to define travel in 2017 according to Skift.

Lunar New Year: How agri can reap the rewards of Chinese tourism

Booming Chinese visitor numbers present a huge opportunity to create new agritourism products and experiences, according to ANZ Bank.

Whale Watch maps road to recovery: “We’ll give it 150%”

Whale Watch Kaikoura will be doing all it can to put the South Island town back on the tourist map, says general manager Kauahi Ngapora.

Operators face bleak season after 7.8 magnitude shake

Kaikoura tourism operators are yet to get to grips with the impact Monday’s devastating 7.8 magnitude quake will have on their businesses.
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