NZHOA outlines hotel sector’s unique challenges to government
With the hotel sector still absent of any tailored Government support, NZHOA has again outlined the financial assistance urgently needed and the specific challenges we face.
While managed isolation hotels have alleviated some pressure in certain areas for the time being, nationally the sector still remains in survival mode.
In our letter to Prime Minister Ardern and the Tourism Recovery Ministers Group, NZHOA details the extreme pressures hotels are under, especially in areas such as the West Coast of the South Island, Bay of Islands and Southland/Fiordland.
Business leaders advocate for privately run isolation hotels
Our borders could reopen to wealthy tourists, skilled foreign workers and international students if New Zealand sets up private pay-as-you go isolation hotels.
Business leaders are spearheading a plan for the private sector to run managed isolation hotels to attract internationals who can help rebuild our economy.
NZHOA on Tourism Futures Advisory Panel
NZHOA will safeguard the best interests of hotel owners with board member Karl Luxon being appointed to the Tourism Futures Taskforce Advisory Group.
Karl, MCK Vice President Operations, has extensive hotel and hospitality expertise and a sound knowledge of the international hotel landscape.
NZHOA member Les Morgan, Chief Operating Officer of Sumdia Hotels, and equally vastly experienced also represents the accommodation sector on the Advisory Group.
The Advisory Group will support the Government’s Tourism Futures Taskforce by testing solutions and synthesising information to form final recommendations for the industry’s reset.
The Advisory Group meets this month.
NZ Hotel performance for July 2020
Wider hotel sector recovery is not expected until 2021 with overall RevPar in July significantly lower than the same time the period year.
Just released Hotel Data New Zealand (HDNZ) statistics show RevPar is down across all regions ranging from minus 5.4 per cent in Rotorua to minus 53.3 per cent in Queenstown.
Kiwi households should add masks to emergency supply kits
The Government is urging Kiwis to prepare for a potential Covid-19 community outbreak and is encouraging everyone to wear masks if that eventuates.
Households should be prepared by adding masks to their first aid supplies which would need to be worn if New Zealand had to move to alert level 2.
Our Research, Science and Innovation Sector crucial to Covid-19 response
New Zealand’s Research, Science and Innovation (RSI) sector will play a fundamental role in supporting our Covid-19 economic recovery and future transformation.
A report by MBIE’s top science advisors urges the Government and RSI sector to take bold steps to make the most of opportunities presented and meet the challenges head on.
How Covid-19 is tracking across the globe
Visit the World Health Organisation’s dashboard for latest data from around the world.
Join NZHOA so we can continue to be a strong industry voice representing the real issues our sector faces as we work together to get through Covid-19 and out the other side.
New Zealand Hotel Owners Association
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