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Tag Archives: Auckland

Targeted rate review: unfair and confusing

Auckland mayor Phil Goff’s revision of the proposed Auckland targeted rate on commercial accommodation providers is confusing and even more unfair than the original proposal, Rachael Shadbolt, GM Accommodation for Hospitality New Zealand says. “The revised proposal now offers a confusing, tired rates system by location within Auckland or by accommodation type. “Hotels and motels remain in the revised proposal …

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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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Meet New Zealand in one day at CINZ MEETINGS

Auckland is the host city for CINZ MEETINGS 2017, at ASB Showgrounds.

CINZ MEETINGS 2017 is the opportunity for event organisers to plan their next year in a day, and to meet all New Zealand under one roof. Registrations are now open for day buyers looking for ideas for their next meeting, conference, incentive travel, or business event. “We are inviting everyone responsible for meetings and events, and who want to make …

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Targeted rates would damage events sector: CINZ

CINZ Meetings 2017 web

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) is adding its voice in opposition to Auckland’s proposed targeted rate hike for commercial accommodation providers. CINZ Chief Executive Sue Sullivan says it is vital the business events sector of the visitor industry is represented in this discussion. “Auckland Council’s targeted rate proposal would create long-term damage to the city’s high-yield and growing business …

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Rachael Shadbolt: it’s time to have ‘the talk’ about targeted rates

Rachael Shadbolt on targets rates.

The Auckland Council’s proposed tax is a tax on visitors, right? Wrong. It won’t touch the visitors’ back pocket. It’s a targeted rate based on the capital value of a building. Rachael Shadbolt says this is why it’s time we all had the ‘facts of life talk’ about targeted rates, council funding and how to birth this NZ tourism baby. As …

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Why it’s important to let your destination shape hotel culture

Panoramic view of the Oriental Bay. Wellington city

Building your hotel culture to reflect that of the local community may go a long way to securing your property more bookings. Being able to stand out from the competition is a rare and powerful trait if your hotel is able to manage it. There are certainly some travellers who prefer their hotel to be like a ‘home away from …

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New Zealand culture, connection and new infrastructure on show

traditional hongi greeting

New Zealand’s latest infrastructure and its special cultural approach to business events will be on show to the international industry in Melbourne this month. Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) is exhibiting on a new, larger stand with Tourism New Zealand and 14 partners at the 25th Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) on February 21 and 22.  They will be …

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Auckland to host CINZ Meetings 2017

CINZ Meetings 2017 web

New Zealand’s only national tradeshow for the conference and business tourism industry is organised by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ).  Now in its 21st year, CINZ Meetings 2017 is set for host city Auckland on May 31 and June 1, 2017. CINZ chief executive Sue Sullivan says exhibitors have been quick to secure their slots for New Zealand’s most …

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New Zealanders still have concerns about tourism

Location New Zealand. Red pin on the map.

New Zealanders generally feel positive about the fast-growing tourism industry, according to the latest research by Tourism Industry Aotearoa and Tourism New Zealand. More than a quarter of New Zealanders believe we receive too few visitors. However, almost one in five Kiwis are worried we may be attracting too many, the latest Mood of the Nation research has found. The research, …

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