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. Read more here.
NZHOA is representing its members to government seeking more support for hotels crippled by Covid-19
In this Newsroom article Finance Minister Grant Robertson acknowledges the business support package won’t address all the needs of larger more complex businesses.
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NZHOA comments on the Productivity Commission’s report into Local Government Funding and Financing in Accommodation News
NZHOA comments on the Productivity Commission’s report into Local Government Funding and Financing in Accommodation News. Read here.
Hotel Owners Disappointed with Court Ruling on Accommodation Provider Targeted Rate (APTR), May Appeal
The New Zealand Hotel Owners Association (NZHOA) is disappointed with the High Court judgment which allows Auckland Council’s Accommodation Provider Targeted Rate (APTR) to continue. The judgment follows a judicial review brought by several of the Association’s members, as well as motels and serviced apartments, against the APTR imposed by Auckland Council in July 2017.…
Auckland’s controversial bed tax has survived a legal challenge in the High Court after a claim the multimillion-dollar rate is unlawful was rejected. Read full story here.
Newshub.co.nz: Coronavirus – Tourist hotspots brace for big hits with accommodation, activity cancellations
The tourist hotspot is one of a number of locations bracing for a big hit, with large groups already cancelling accommodation and activities. Click here to read the full story by Newshub.co.nz
Stuff.co.nz: Calls for NZ investigation into tactics used by Trivago and other online travel booking agents
There are growing calls for the Commerce Commission to investigate and prosecute online travel agents such as Trivago… Click here to read the full story by Stuff.co.nz