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Saturday , May 27 2017

Industry

Tourism study shows Kiwis are concerned about tourism impacts

A new study for Tourism New Zealand and Tourism Industry Aotearoa shows 21 percent of New Zealanders are worried that too many overseas tourists are visiting. Although the majority overwhelmingly support international tourism, some say it puts too much pressure on New Zealand. The twice-yearly Mood of the Nation survey, found 96 percent of New Zealanders agreed or strongly agreed …

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DoC increases Great Hike Hut fees

New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DoC) has announced it will increase charges for huts and campsites on some of the Great Walks to ease the strain on the ecosystems caused by a surge in the number of visitors. Due to the increase in tourism, rising costs of maintenance have forced the price hike. During the past three years there had been a …

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Off-peak domestic travel push vital for tourism

In 2016, New Zealand residents made 2.6 million short-term trips overseas – double the number in 2000, but less than a tenth of the number of overnight trips residents made within NZ. Inbound visitors spent $14.5 billion in 2016 however Kiwis travelling around Aotearoa spent about 40 percent more during the same period, at $20.2 billion. Competitive airfares, new tourism …

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Serko and HRS strike strategic partnership

Serko Ltd (SKO.NZ) has announced a new strategic partnership with HRS Global Hotel Solutions. The agreement enables Serko to further extend its offering of global hotel content, making Serko one of the single largest hotel metasearch platforms for corporate programs. HRS’ global inventory includes 350,000 corporate-relevant hotels – 210,000 of which are independent properties. The partnership gives Serko customers the …

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Clear support among public for tourism in NZ

Tourism New Zealand and Tourism Industry Aotearoa have released the results of the latest ‘Mood of the Nation’ survey, which found that 96% of people believe international tourism is good for New Zealand. The research, which was initiated in 2015, measures New Zealanders’ perceptions of tourism and results found the following: 96% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that international tourism is good …

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The changing value of the channel

The “walk- in”: possibly the lowest cost channel available to us, just not enough volume or consistent volume to totally rely on, (unless of course you’re yield managing a car park, in which case up to 80% of your guests could be “walk-ins”). The “walk-in” however, is still a lucrative source of revenue. The value of the “walk-in” channel to …

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Tourism Export Council NZ CEO Resigns

Tourism Export Council NZ (TECNZ) and AMG columnist CEO Lesley Immink has resigned after six years leading the organisation. Chairman Martin Horgan this week confirmed the resignation, stating: “Lesley has been an inspiring leader and shown great vision to strategically develop TECNZ into a position where TECNZ’s profile and influence both within and outside of our industry provides real relevance …

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Oaks takes off with Air New Zealand Airpoints

Accommodation provider Oaks Hotels & Resorts has announced the launch of its first ever airline loyalty programme partnership. The hotel, a division of Minor Hotels, has joined Air New Zealand’s Airpoints programme to give travellers the opportunity to earn valuable rewards. With the choice of 48 hotels and resorts spanning popular leisure and CBD destinations in Queensland, New South Wales, …

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Ramada Encore brand debuts in New Zealand

Wyndham Hotel Group has announced the introduction of a new brand – Ramada ENCORE – to New Zealand, reflecting the hospitality giant’s intent to broaden its portfolio in the country. The soon-to-be Ramada ENCORE Christchurch Colombo Street is being developed under a franchise agreement with Lepdon Holdings and is slated to be completed in late 2017. Once finished, it will …

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