Articles tagged “new zealand”

An RV Road Trip Is a Family-Friendly Way to Experience New Zealand

An RV Road Trip Is a Family-Friendly Way to Experience New Zealand

Malcolm Foster, The Associated Press

The popularity of DIY camper van trips with inbound travelers and local kiwis alike shows no sign of slowing down. New Zealand's South Island, with its abundance of natural beauty, long stretches of empty space, and free camp sites was basically made for road trips.

6 days ago

Why Singapore Must Keep Tour Startups Well-Oiled

Why Singapore Must Keep Tour Startups Well-Oiled

Raini Hamdi, Skift

New players create unique tours such as an inside look at the disappearing trades of Singapore. If they aren’t encouraged and supported, the city’s inbound travel agencies could disappear.

1 month ago

New Zealand Tourist Deaths Expose Liability Risks for Adventure Tourism

New Zealand Tourist Deaths Expose Liability Risks for Adventure Tourism

Rosie Spinks, Skift

If tourists increasingly seek adventure when they travel, whose job is it to ensure they are adequately informed of the risks associated with doing so? It's a tough question to answer.

2 months ago

Cruise Tourists Among Those Caught Up in Deadly Volcano Eruption in New Zealand

2 months ago

The Paradox of Taxing Travelers for Overtourism

The Paradox of Taxing Travelers for Overtourism

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Are destinations taxing visitors because they don't want them to show up? Actually, the conversation around tourism taxes shows that it's not really fewer visitors that destinations want — it's more resources and management tools to deal with them properly.

6 months ago

Gym Chains Want to Expand Beyond Fitness

Gym Chains Want to Expand Beyond Fitness

Leslie Barrie, Skift

If workout centers want to reach more customers, staying in the fitness lane may not cut it anymore. Instead forward-thinking athletic clubs are elevating themselves into full-fledged lifestyle brands.

8 months ago

Chinese Tourists Are Moving Away From Government-Licensed Group Tours

Chinese Tourists Are Moving Away From Government-Licensed Group Tours

Aaron Minter, Bloomberg

As Chinese travelers have become wealthier and more experienced, they have less use for the government-approved group tours that bring a high volume of visitors to global destinations. This trend has reduced China's power to control where tourists spend their money.

11 months ago

Why New Zealand Has Reason to Fear Drop in Chinese Tourists

Why New Zealand Has Reason to Fear Drop in Chinese Tourists

Tracy Withers and Matthew Brockett , Bloomberg

Tourism is New Zealand’s top foreign exchange earner, thanks to a surge in arrivals from China. So signs of China cold-shouldering New Zealand, such as the "postponement" of the launch of a joint tourism year 2019, are worrying.

11 months ago

New Zealand Launches Campaign Asking Tourists for Respect

New Zealand Launches Campaign Asking Tourists for Respect

Nick Perry, Associated Press

New Zealand is just the latest destination begging visitors to behave. Welcome to the unpleasant side effect of mass tourism.

1 year ago

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How New Zealand’s Unique Approach to Hospitality Drives Group and Incentive Travel

How New Zealand’s Unique Approach to Hospitality Drives Group and Incentive Travel

Tourism New Zealand + Skift

Hospitality is ingrained into New Zealand’s culture, creating a destination committed to wowing group and incentive trip planners.

1 year ago

New Zealand Lowers Forecast for Spending by Chinese Tourists

New Zealand Lowers Forecast for Spending by Chinese Tourists

Tracy Withers, Bloomberg

New Zealand has known about this slowdown for a while. Chinese tourists may not be every destination's cure-all and marketers may have to reexamine their target markets.

2 years ago

New Zealand Flight Disruptions Ease as Pipeline Repair Stems Fuel Shortages

New Zealand Flight Disruptions Ease as Pipeline Repair Stems Fuel Shortages

Nick Perry, Associated Press

Vacation-planning and business travel can soon get back to normal now that a 10-day fuel crisis has been abated with a pipeline repair. Airlines using Auckland Airport had been supplied with just about 30 percent of their usual fuel allotments.

2 years ago