Tourism Industry Aotearoa

TIA chief executive Chris Roberts says “Quality infrastructure is necessary for the industry to deliver a quality visitor experience.”

Tourism needs big slice of regional pie to cope with visitor numbers

Tue 30 Jan 2

Widespread concerns about the lack and inability of infrastructure to cope with increasing tourist numbers

RNZYS commodore Steve Mair says "I think everyone knows this needs to be done"

'We don't want a white elephant' – Goff on America's Cup build

Fri 29 Sep 7

Dalton asks where the infrastructure is, and names Italian city as fallback — but Auckland mayor not writing a blank cheque.

BARNZ executive director Justin Tighe-Umbers says airline margins are already very tight

Tourist tax could lead to airlines ditching flights here

Wed 30 Aug 9

A lobby group representing airlines flying to New Zealand says Labour’s proposed $25 tourist tax could lead to bigger problems.  

Labour’s tourism spokesman Kris Faafoi says Labour hadn’t worked out this “precise detail” of the policy

Labour yet to figure out major element of its tourist tax proposal

Tue 29 Aug 11

Labour concedes the lack of detail in its policy but is sure it will work.

Labour’s tourism spokesman Kris Faafoi says it’s time for the government to help ensure New Zealand delivers a world-class experience to tourists

Labour unveils $25 tourist tax plan

Mon 28 Aug 48

Labour wants to tax all overseas visitors to fund a proposed Tourism and Conservation Fund.

NZ First leader Winston Peters says the government "gives almost nothing back to the regions to fund the cost of it." (Photo: David Broome NZ First)

Winston’s tourism GST redistribution plan gets tentative industry nod

Mon 26 Jun 6

The NZ First leader wants to give the GST paid by tourists in the regions to where their money was spent.


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