Proposed plan to restrict Christchurch’s Airbnb-style accommodation ‘anti-tourism’

Pringle was concerned how much it would cost the council to ensure compliance with the proposed new rules. He wanted the companies to put restrictions directly on their websites, preventing the home from being booked if it had reached its allowed number of days.

NZ tourism’s Wikipedia problem: Fox Glacier page dominated by deaths, rural NZ non-existent

Dickison said Wikipedia could not be used as a marketing tool for businesses, but tourism operators could use online travel guidebook Wikivoyage and image library Wikimedia Commons for free, saving them thousands on their own website that would not have the same reach.

Dire outlook for Norfolk Island tourism with Air New Zealand flights cut

“We were hoping for a recovery phase from October onwards and now clearly that is not going to happen, with the reduced schedule with Air New Zealand deciding unilaterally to reduce its schedule with just two flights out of Australia until 27 March.

Lifeline or lottery? Questions of fairness over $400m tourism rescue scheme

Fallout from the Hackett cash There is no doubt that the $10.2m Hackett decision greatly inflamed criticisms of the programme because the company’s wealthy owners include richlister Sir John Davies, and Henry van Asch, whose property portfolio includes one in Darfield with a valuation of almost $7m.

Airlines need chance for full flights during school holidays – tourism boss

Tourism Industry Aotearoa chief executive Chris Roberts said the July holidays proved how keen New Zealanders were to explore the country and visit family and friends, however, family travel might be thwarted by physical distancing requirements for the next school holidays.

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NZX closes higher after strong day from ‘stable’ stock Chorus

Hamilton Hindin Greene investment adviser Mark Hampton said Chorus was one of the standouts on the NZX, nearing its all-time high because the recent resurgence of Covid-19 affecting stock markets worldwide had drawn people to “safer, stable” companies.

Govt help travel agents to refund $690m in cancelled travel

NZ Ski chief executive Paul Anderson said he had recently spoken to five families who had received refunds for planned September / October school holiday trips to Bali, Vietnam and the Gold Coast, but they were now looking at spending that time in places like Queenstown and Wanaka.

Coronavirus: Queenstown keen on becoming quarantine location for overseas sports teams

“They’ve already had a lot of health checks done on them. Although the medical facilities in the district are short of what would be needed to handle an outbreak, we’re hoping that this would certainly get nowhere near that level of risk.”

The sales of offices, shopping centres and warehouses have shrunk this year because of Covid-19, a new report shows

Less popular with investors than in the past few years were office buildings, maybe affected by the debate over remote working and how much office space and where it will be needed in the future. In the first half of 2020 office buildings were 27 per cent of sales worth $255m compared to 39 per […]