Sunday, April 22, 2018

Research & Reports

Waiheke sustainable tourism strategy to launch

A new initiative to develop a sustainable strategy to cope with booming tourism at Auckland's Waiheke Island is to be launched this week.

Visitor experience and infrastructure top operator concerns

Visitor experience and infrastructure are two primary areas of concerns for operators according to the latest State of the New Zealand Tourism Industry report.

Deloitte: Infrastructure, global visibility NZ’s biggest tourism challenges

Deloitte has identified tourism as one of five industries with the greatest opportunity to contribute to New Zealand’s future economic prosperity.

Tourism NZ unveils travel trade research

Tourism New Zealand is planning to refine its travel trade training after carrying out research into the effectiveness of its activity.

Research: Support for tourism but pressure evident

New research by Angus & Associates shows that New Zealanders value tourism almost universally, but that there is also a widely held view that tourism is putting too much pressure on the country.

Research: NZ hotel rates cheap, could rise further

New Zealand hotel room rates are cheaper than comparable international destinations and could justifiably increase further, according to a Lincoln University study. 

Tourism “very vulnerable” to climate change

New Zealand's tourism industry is particularly vulnerable to climate change and operators must start preparing for it, says an academic.

New research on overseas drivers challenges perceptions

The correlation between rising tourism figures and road accidents comes under scrutiny in a new study from the Waikato Institue of Technology.

Audio: Seeking sustainability in NZ’s tourism sector

The University of Waikato's recent joining of The United Nations' prestigious international network of sustainable tourism observatories will allow it to conduct long-term research on the impact tourism is having on the environment. Asad Mohsin, the associate...

Concerns growing over international visitor numbers

New Zealanders are increasingly concerned with international visitors numbers and the associated pressure this puts on the country, despite 96% believing tourism was good for the country overall.

China Southern boosts Tekapo tourism

China Southern Airlines has become an official partner of Mt John Observatory in a deal believed to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Waikato becomes NZ’s first UN tourism observatory

The University of Waikato has joined The United Nations' prestigious international network of sustainable tourism observatories.

Skift: Sustainability key to combating overtourism

The tourism industry must take responsibility and see sustainable development as an opportunity, according to Skift.

Skift: Which travellers really want to “live like a local”?

Younger tourists are the most open to "living like a local", according to new Skift research that explores the current fashion for going native.

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.

State of the Tourism Industry 2016 report

Access the State of the Tourism Industry 2016 report, presented at the Tourism Summit Aotearoa 2016, which provides a snapshot of the current state and performance of the tourism industry.
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