Sunday, April 22, 2018

Blue Sky: What investors seek in NZ tourism operators

Australian private equity investor Blue Sky says it is looking to make acquisitions in the New Zealand tourism market to help grow its Queenstown-based Active Adventures operation. 

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.

Operators urged to build sustainable businesses

Tourism operators are being urged to adopt sustainability commitments to help build a better NZ industry. 

Tourism students given financial boost

Three Kiwi school-leavers planning a career in tourism each got a $2500 financial boost today as the recipients of the 2018 Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust (TINZT) Academic Scholarships.

Tourism Minister: Infrastructure, regional development, Māori tourism priorities

Tourism infrastructure, supporting the regions and growing Māori tourism are the industry priorities for the new government, says Minister of Tourism Kelvin Davis.
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Tourism Summit Aotearoa 2016

Water tops local government wish-list

Waste water management is the primary infrastructure issue that needs to be addressed, according to Local Government New Zealand chief executive, Malcolm Alexander.

PM: Doing nothing is not an option

Doing nothing is not an option in the face of record tourist numbers but figuring out how best for the government to respond is...

Local issues dominate infrastructure survey

Accommodation and car-parking are some of the local issues highlighted in an assessment of New Zealand’s infrastructure challenges, according to an industry project currently underway.

Star-gazers win $3.5m TGP funding

Two star-gazing ventures have attracted a total of $3.5m of government investment in the latest round of funding from the Tourism Growth Partnership (TGP).

TIA launches domestic market digital tool

Tourism operators and organisations will be able to identify the best domestic travellers to target for their business following the launch of a free online tool.

South Island swots up on TINZT

Three South Island students were the recipients of the 2017 Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust (TINZT) Academic Scholarships.