This report focuses on the economic impacts of the Southern Lakes ski areas on the surrounding region and the broader New Zealand economy. We review visitor characteristics and expenditure, and the income and employment generation capabilities of the ski areas and local businesses.
NZTRI hosted three International School of Tourism staff for 2 weeks, and provided them with an educational programme on tourism topics and establishing research projects. The programme facilitated meetings with key AUT tourism and hospitality staff, as well as showed them the attractions of Auckland. This represents the first phase of developing a research base and capability in Thailand, and will lead to research collaborations and exchanges.
An online survey of communities and the cruise industry was completed for the Cruise Association of Newfoundland and Canada. The research team which included Intervale Consultants and NZTRI, was looking at assisting communities derive the most economic benefits they can from visiting cruise ships.
The main objective of the study is to assess the direct economic impact of tourism on the national economies of the South Pacific Tourism Organisation’s member countries: the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Kiribati, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
The study is based primarily on existing available country data. The study analyses and consolidates this data at a regional level for comparative purposes and produce estimates where data gaps exist. A web-based survey was also implemented to gather information on tourism industry cost structures and linkages – 99 firms across the region responded to the survey (a response rate of approximately 15%).
This work was funded by Tourism Auckland, with logistical support provided by the Bus and Coach Association. The aims of this research were to provide a picture of coach numbers and patterns of coach visits to the summit; to observe coach visitor movements and foot traffic; and to gain a picture of coach drivers’ views on the current situation on the summit, and report their thoughts on managing any issues relating to traffic flows on the mountain.