Commercial Accommodation Rate Payers group challenges Auckland Council's 'bed tax' in the High Court
Auckland hotels and accommodation providers are taking court action to challenge the legality of a "bed tax" championed by Mayor Phil Goff in his first budget last year.They have united under the name of Commercial Accommodation...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Tourism & Leisure Industries | 24 May 2018 | 11:32 pm

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1.7 million tourists in 12 months: Can New Zealand's environment handle it?
Half of all international tourists who came to New Zealand in the past year visited one of our national parks - and in some places numbers have swelled by a third.The Department of Conservation has welcomed the influx, while noting...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Tourism & Leisure Industries | 24 May 2018 | 1:42 am

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China on track to be NZ's biggest tourist market as visitor numbers surge
A resurgence of Chinese visitors is a highlight for the domestic tourism sector, which economists say may be in a lull after a last year's spike during the British and Irish Lions tour.Government figures this week showed the number...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Tourism & Leisure Industries | 23 May 2018 | 11:52 pm

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Getting New Zealand on the map: The cup of coffee with an $8m pay-off
The tourism campaign featuring Prime Minister Jacinda Adern that has gone viral had its genesis in humble surroundings.Figures out today show the $150,000 #GetNZontheMap campaign has yielded an estimated equivalent that has today...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Tourism & Leisure Industries | 20 May 2018 | 5:41 pm

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