NZHOA Newsletter 16th September 2020

Alert Level yo-yoing likely to be the new norm Covid-19 alert level extensions and regional variations could be around for some time making hotel books even more fickle. We’ll see a spike in travel now that airlines can operate a full capacity after the lifting of social distancing requirements. This is promising for hotels in…

NZHOA Newsletter 20th August 2020

Recognition for hotels in battling Covid-19 Hotels are working hard and playing a crucial role in helping prevent Covid-19 from getting out of control in our communities. Following latest media reports, NZHOA is working with Megan Woods’ office, the Minister responsible for managed isolation and quarantine, to ensure the tireless efforts of hotels and our…

NZHOA Newsletter 12th August 2020

Hotel Alert Level 2 and 3 Guidelines As Auckland moves to Alert Level 3 from midday today (Wednesday 12 August) and the rest of New Zealand to Alert Level 2 following Covid-19 community transmission, accommodation providers must enforce stringent health and safety protocols. NZHOA is working with the Ministry of Health on latest updates and…

NZHOA Newsletter 6th August 2020

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…

NZHOA Newsletter 30th July 2020

NZHOA unites with industry bodies seeking ongoing Government support Industry organisations have united to seek assurance from Government about plans for ongoing financial support. NZHOA has supported a letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Arden representing tourism, travel, aviation, hospitality and event sectors. We’re seeking a targeted wage subsidy extension similar to what has been implemented…

NZHOA Newsletter 17th July 2020

NZ global campaign to launch 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.…

NZHOA Newsletter 2nd July 2020

Virtual APEC 2021 another blow for hotel sector New Zealand’s lost opportunity to host influential global leaders and promote our offering to the world has devastated yet not surprised many hoteliers. With the Covid-19 pandemic still rampant around the world, central government announced APEC 2021 – due to attract 22,000 people here over the course…

NZHOA Newsletter 3rd June 2020

Life under Alert Level 1 We’ll find out today whether there will be any remaining restrictions when we move to alert level 1 which could be as soon as next Wednesday. At alert level 1, the border restrictions would remain in place with intensive testing and physical distancing encouraged, but there are no limits on…

NZHOA Newsletter 22nd May 2020

Do Something New Zealand A campaign has launched today encouraging Kiwis to travel to support our hard-hit tourism industry. The Tourism New Zealand domestic campaign aims to capture some of the $9 billion Kiwis spend on overseas travel. Hotel bookings are coming in around the country with Queenstown looking to be the most popular destination. Rotorua, Napier…

NZHOA Newsletter 13th May 2020

Tourism rescue package in Budget 2020 We eagerly await details of a tourism rescue package in tomorrow’s Budget 2020 and have been clear in our discussions with Treasury around what the hotel sector needs to survive. NZHOA is strongly advocating for a targeted extension of the wage subsidy, redundancy financing, taxation relief and a Local…