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Workforce woes continue for tourism operators

May 06, 2022 Share

Erica Stanford, Joseph Mooney

New Zealand’s tourism workforce is woefully understaffed and underprepared ahead of the busy ski season, National’s Associate Tourism spokesperson Joseph Mooney and Immigration spokesperson Erica Stanford say.

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STAPP report reveals a biased and unfair Govt

April 01, 2022 Share

Todd McClay

The Auditor General’s Report on the Strategic Tourism Asset Protection Programme (STAPP) confirmed what many businesses have been saying – that this Labour Government has been biased and unfair, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Arrogant Labour abuses its power yet again

March 31, 2022 Share

Todd McClay

Labour has today rejected a call for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to appear at the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee, National’s Trade and Export Growth spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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National welcomes wider reopening of NZ

March 16, 2022 Share

Chris Bishop

The Government’s move to bring forward the reopening date to international tourists is overdue but welcome news, National’s Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop and Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay say.

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Tourism needs isolation-free travel

March 13, 2022 Share

Todd McClay

The Government needs to bring forward isolation-free travel for vaccinated and tested visitors before more tourism businesses close, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Tourism towns abandoned as Aus welcomes first A380

February 22, 2022 Share

Todd McClay

The Government has left Kiwi tourism towns to fend for themselves while the first plane load of international visitors arrives in Australia, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Kiwi tourism suffers as Australia welcomes visitors

February 08, 2022 Share

Todd McClay

With Australia announcing it will fully open its borders to vaccinated people from 21 February, New Zealand’s tourism industry needs a clear timeline from the Government on when we will open to vaccinated tourists, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Park closure puts the boot into Kiwi businesses

December 23, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The Government’s support of a rāhui preventing Kiwis exploring the Whirinaki Conservation Park is a kick in the teeth for tourism businesses who were counting on holidaymakers visiting the region this summer, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Northland tourism in trouble this summer

December 20, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The combination of a red light setting and regional checkpoints will have disastrous consequences for Northland businesses this summer, says National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay. 

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Tourism businesses not a priority for Labour despite over $15 billion loss

December 15, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

Minister Hipkins’ comments about tourism being the last priority shows how little this Government cares about Kiwi businesses dependent on tourism, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Labour focuses on freedom campaign while tourism businesses close

December 14, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The Government’s priority should be saving tourism businesses struggling to pay their bills and survive the coming months, rather than passing regulation on campervans that actually aren’t here right now, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says. 

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Tourism Minister says no to visitors for next 12 months

December 12, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

Tourism Minister Stuart Nash needs to explain why he told the tourism sector not to expect international visitors until the summer of 2023, National’s Tourism Spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Tourism businesses left high and dry by Labour

November 24, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

Labour’s announcement that double vaccinated Australian visitors won’t be welcome in New Zealand until 1 May 2022, and that they will have to do self-MIQ for seven days means that the tourism industry has again been forgotten by the Government, says National’s Tourism Spokesperson Todd McClay.

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Government announces working group as tourism businesses close

November 17, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The Government’s focus should be on keeping tourism businesses open, not creating yet another working group, says National’s Tourism Spokesperson Todd McClay.

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DOC fee means small tourism businesses will close

November 14, 2021 Share

Joseph Mooney

The Government ‘s decision to require tourism businesses to pay DOC fees will be the final straw for many tourism operators near closure and should be reversed, says National’s Associate Tourism spokesperson Joseph Mooney.

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National’s plan to support tourism, hospitality and events businesses

October 20, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

National has today released our detailed plan to support the ailing tourism, hospitality and events sectors in the wake of the significant harm being done by Labour’s Covid restrictions, National’s spokesperson for Tourism and Small Business Todd McClay says.

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Labour’s ‘reannouncement’ won’t help struggling tourism businesses

August 31, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The Labour Government’s latest press release reannouncing a business support scheme for some South Island regions provides nothing new for struggling tourism operators, says National’s Tourism Spokesperson Todd McClay.

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Businesses close due to Govt inaction on bubble

March 24, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The Government’s lack of urgency around the trans-Tasman bubble means many companies that deserve to survive are being forced to close, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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O’Connor’s ‘cocky’ comments on tourism appalling

March 22, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

Senior Labour Government Minister Damien O’Connor’s comments about the tourism sector are appalling and offensive, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Nash acting like a tourist rather than the Tourism Minister

March 19, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

After 12 months of neglect our tourism sector needs more than a few hints and ‘maybes’ at what support might come from the Government in the future, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Businesses deserve certainty on Australia bubble

March 11, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

Reports that Tourism Minister Stuart Nash has said a travel bubble with Australia won’t happen until January next year if we’re lucky is creating confusion and will mean many more businesses face closure, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Nash should front up to desperate tourism businesses

February 25, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

Tourism destinations dependent on international visitors need urgent government action if they are to survive the Government’s closed border, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Tourism needs urgent action before it’s too late

February 18, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

The Government needs to stop condemning tourism businesses to the scrap heap and instead urgently redirect support to the ailing sector, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

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Cruise ship border bungle a blow to tourism

February 05, 2021 Share

Todd McClay

At a time when our tourism sector is crying out for help, the Government has kneecapped them by causing the Le Lapérouse cruise ship to cancel its season, National’s Tourism & Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay and Immigration spokesperson Erica Stanford say. 

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