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1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded in 2019, globally. A 4% increase on the previous year which is also forecast for 2020, confirming tourism as a leading and resilient economic...

The following article appeared in yesterday’s Sunday Star Times – it is written by WSG member and long-term Wanaka resident, Meg Taylor, and is reproduced here in full. You can also...

Tourist numbers in Wanaka could become overwhelming in the decade ahead, the Wanaka Stakeholders Group says.Deputy chairman Mark Sinclair said the group was not against tourism, but as a community there...

New Zealanders are becoming more comfortable with the number of international tourists but more than half are worried that predicted growth is too much. Research out today shows that 24 per...

‘Mood of the Nation’ research commissioned by TIA and Tourism New Zealand measured New Zealanders’ perceptions of tourism. The survey is conducted twice a year, with over 1000 New Zealanders interviewed...

A slowing in the growth of international visitor arrivals is being seen as a positive thing by some Kiwis. A survey of attitudes to tourism show negative sentiment about the pressure it puts on...

Climate change remains firmly in place as a factor to be considered as part of studies of airport expansion options in the Queenstown Lakes District. The Queenstown Lakes District Council yesterday...

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Most Chinese, Europeans and U.S. citizens plan to fly less for holidays this year to limit aircraft carbon dioxide emissions and help prevent catastrophic climate change, a survey...

OPINION: Hopscotching my way through the wide and lonely wilderness of the mighty Maniototo last week, I was swooning over this landscape of awe and saga. The summer crowd crush synonymous with Queenstown,...

Tourism leaders say they’re putting in the hard yards to ensure a sustainable future for the industry – but there’s plenty of work to go. The government unveiled its tourism strategy...