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NZHOA pressures for APTR’s complete removal

Reinstating the Accommodation Provider Targeted Rate (APTR) in March 2021 when tourism demand will only begin to re-emerge will place even more uncertainty on our hotel sector’s survival. In NZHOA’s submission on Auckland Council’s Emergency Budget 2020-20121, we urged Auckland Council to continue its support of the hotel sector by removing the APTR indefinitely. Auckland…

NZ Hotel benchmarking for May 2020

Hotel Data New Zealand (HDNZ) which has replaced the monthly hotel data survey shows continued low occupancies and RevPar for May 2020. While bookings are coming through for the ski season and July school holidays, heavily discounted hotel rates is making profit difficult with the domestic market a long way off from providing the volume…

NZ International Tourism Recovery RoadMap

A visual roadmap has been developed showing New Zealand’s international market recovery based on the trans-Tasman border being opened in October, and Asia-Pacific by Christmas. If both eventuate within this time frame, the Tourism Export Council of New Zealand (TECNZ) predicts we can return to pre-Covid annual visitor arrivals by year end March 2024.

South Island likely to be hit hardest by Covid-19 recession

A just-released report by Westpac predicts that the southern regions will be most impacted by New Zealand’s economic recession with those heavily reliant on international tourism, such as Otago, likely to be hardest hit. The bank’s June regional roundup report cites Wellington and Auckland as having the best prospects of recovery with the capital supported…

Mass redundancies for our crippled hotel sector

While New Zealand businesses get moving in alert level 1 hotels continue to remain very much in survival mode. NZHOA represents 100 hotels in main centres and visitor destinations throughout the country, employing around 10,000. With record low occupancies, our borders closed and an uncertain future outlook, our members have been forced to make up…

Opening up our Trans-tasman border

Work is happening “apace” on having a transtasman bubble, allowing Kiwis and Australians to travel to each country, without 14-day quarantining. Our respective government’s continue to work closely together around how we can safely open up the border up and enable travel between the two countries. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12334646

AUCKLAND COUNCIL’S RATE RELIEF FOR HOTELS MUST GO FURTHER

NZHOA has been lobbying Auckland Council for relief on the Auckland Provider Targeted Rate (APTR) and welcomes the decision to put the rate on hold until March 2021. We continue to seek removal of the APTR indefinitely and will be continuing to advocate for this during the Council’s 20/21 Annual Plan consultation process. Read full…

Letter for Finance Minister, Grant Robertson

NZHOA has been lobbying for a relaxation on migrant visa worker requirements and is delighted to have made headway. Immigration New Zealand has announced automatic migrant visa extensions, a variation on hours, and the ability for migrant workers to be redeployed into other roles. NZHOA has also requested financial relief in the areas of taxation,…