NZ Hotel performance for July 2020

Wider hotel sector recovery is not expected under 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 percent in Queenstown. HDNZ July Occupancy…

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…

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…

New Zealand Hotel Market Snapshot

A report by Colliers international into the New Zealand Hotel Market Q2 2020 predicts a return to wider inbound international travel by early 2021. Our short term recovery will remain dependent on domestic travel for the remainder of the year with the trans-Tasman bubble currently off the table. NZ Hotel Snapshot – Q2 2020

Protection for migrant workers

Temporary migrant workers will be better protected by new changes announced by Government designed to address exploitation. Due to the impacts of COVID-19, many migrants who are on temporary visas and unable to return home may currently find that they are in a more vulnerable position than before the pandemic arrived on our shores. Find…

Messages from New Zealand

A new global campaign is soon to launch promoting New  Zealand as a great place to live, invest, buy products and visit again when the time is right. The campaign Messages from New Zealand is a collaboration between Tourism New Zealand, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Ministry for Primary Industries. Our world-class food, education…

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…