The Hospitality Industry is faced with a variety of issues which affect us in one way, shape or form. To familiarise yourself with some of these issues please click on the titles below for Hospitality New Zealand submissions, media releases and correspondence relating to that issue.
View CurrentAccommodation ArchiveJust Google It!
Monday, 10 December 2012What does the google search engine show about your business? Have you taken time to update your business information on google or know how to do this? Lynne gives you some valuable tips on how to "mark your territory"!
Kiwis need to start thinking big!
Tuesday, 30 October 2012Asif Chowdhry from Abel Tasman Hotel in Wellington recently visited the States and compared innovation and brillance in the US businesses of thinking big and how Kiwi businesses have the ability to do the same!
Sudden Death on Premises - Guidance for accommodation providers
Tuesday, 6 December 2011Please note that this 'Sudden Death on Premises Guidance Fact Sheet' will also be available as a member resource located your member dashboard.
Tips to increase your online accommodation bookings
Tuesday, 6 December 2011Do you have an online booking system for guests to make immediate bookings? Do you have a website that meets the needs of an evolving accommodation market? Find out how to increase your online accommodation bookings today.
ANZPHIC 2011 - Surf's Up for the Hotel Industry
Wednesday, 11 May 2011The 11th ANZPHIC will take place at Hilton Sydney. A Trans Tasman, South Pacific conference where leading hotels, resort and serviced apartment owners and operators can come together to find out about the state of the hotel industry and how they can catch the next wave of opportunities.
Qualmark stamps its quality assurance with a modern look
Wednesday, 11 May 2011Qualmark is pleased to announce a rebrand giving its logo a smart and modern look. Find out what has changed and how the improved quality assurance logo will be clearly recognised for your business and by your guests.
Christchurch Hospitality Inc takes charge
Wednesday, 11 May 2011Christchurch Hospitality Inc was formed to deal with all Christchurch earthquake matters that have impacted on hospitality businesses. Find out what matters they have addressed and how you they have been up to and how you can be kept informed.
A man passionate about hospitality - Peter Morrison
Wednesday, 11 May 2011Meet our national treasurer and board member Peter Morrision - 'man with the smile of hospitality'. A successful businessman with over 35 years attributed to the hospitality industry, Peter is a man passionate about hospitality!
Summary on international visitors and guest nights - February 2011
Wednesday, 11 May 2011For the year ended February 2011 New Zealand received over 2.5m international visitors with the Australian market being the main contributor. All four main accommodation types recorded a decline of guests and understandably the Canterbury region recorded the largest decrease. Find out the performance of the occupancy rates in your region here.
New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference - Thursday 12 May 2011
Wednesday, 11 May 2011An impressive programme for the New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference has been prepared by co-hosts, New Zealand Hotel Council, Horwath HTL and Lowndes Associates. This year's conference will be held at SKYCITY Auckland's Convention Centre on Thursday 12 May! Find out what these conference delegates can expect and who will be there.
The Accommodation Forum 2011 Update
Wednesday, 11 May 2011The Accommodation Forum met on Wednesday 20 April to discuss issues that may impact the accommodation sector in New Zealand. A number of updates were presented to the Accommodation Forum including the rollout of re-stacking radio frequencies.
Awards for Excellence 2011 - entry forms are on their way!
Wednesday, 11 May 2011Awards for Excellence entry forms for all categories will be mailed out to members this month and made available on our website. You might want to start thinking about what is required for your entry or entries. For more information, please contact your regional manager on 0800 500 503.
Hospitality Showcase 2011 in Christchurch
Wednesday, 11 May 2011The Association is pleased to confirm that the Hospitality Showcase for 2011 will be held in Christchurch on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 November. Don't forget to put these dates in your calendar while we prepare for this year's Hospitality Showcase and warm up our voice of hospitality to tell the rest of New Zealand and the world that Christchurch is OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
The NZ Hotel Industry Conference 2011 prepares for a record breaking attendance!
Friday, 29 April 2011Expecting up to 300 delegates to attend with over 25 international and local speakers, a trade exhibition and the NZ hotel awards are valid reasons why you should attending the 5th Annual NZ Hotel Industry Conference on Thursday 12 May at SKYCITY Auckland.
Australian Hotels Association Magazine Column - Christchurch open for business
Friday, 1 April 2011
ACCOMMODATION BOOKING - SUSPECTED SCAM
Wednesday, 17 March 2010Information was received by one of the HANZ members last month of a suspected scam. The scenario concerned a HANZ member receiving three separate requests for accommodation bookings
NEW ZEALAND TOURISM PERFORMANCE 2009
Wednesday, 17 March 2010In the November 2009 E-Line Accommodation issue, the Tourism Industry Monitor advised that business confidence in the tourism industry is slowly being restored and that in the last four months New Zealand has experienced positive growth of international visitor arrivals across all markets.
MAKING THE NEWS
Wednesday, 10 March 2010Is it the media's role to make the news or report the news? A recent Campbell Live TV3 story focussed on hotel security with hidden cameras seeking to find out how difficult or easy it would be to access a guest's room key by someone other than the legitimate occupier.
The perils of a slow media day
Friday, 18 January 2008A quiet day in the media over the summer holidays can sometimes take a page five story to the front page.
Faster, easier and cheaper hotel bookings for HANZ Members
Wednesday, 27 September 2006Booking hotel accommodation just became quicker, easier and more cost effective, thanks to a new industry initiative from the Hospitality Association of New Zealand (HANZ).
Do we need more 5-star hotels?
Friday, 9 June 2006Rob Fyfe, Chief Executive of Air New Zealand, has called for more 5-star hotels to be built in New Zealand
Online Booking Technology Launch
Thursday, 1 June 2006Lower commissions and better security for online bookings are on offer as a result of a new partnership announced by Hospitality Association Chief Executive Bruce Robertson
Secure bookings on-line
Tuesday, 30 May 2006The Hospitality Association is partnering with In1 Solutions Ltd to provide an alternative to distressed inventory and avoid email scams
Address to Australian Hotel Association
Tuesday, 12 February 2002It's a pleasure to be invited back to address an event which provides an excellent opportunity for accommodation providers to ensure they are current on all the issues affecting the accommodation\tourism industry
Local Government Rating Bill an attack on hospitality businesses
Wednesday, 7 November 2001"Amendments to the Local Government (Rating) Bill to allow the imposition of bed taxes are an unwarranted attack on the hospitality industry," says Bruce Robertson, Chief Executive of the Hospitality Association.