Friday, 07 October 2022 00:53

(Simon) Bridges and rooftops

Auckland Business Chamber CEO Simon Bridges says that despite some challenges he is feeling optimistic about the immediate future of the city.

Speaking at a Skal Auckland lunch at the Rydges Auckland’s rooftop yesterday, he notes that finding staff and staying profitable amidst surging inflation remained as major issues.

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Saturday, 06 August 2022 00:08

Luxon's advice to industry

The travel and tourism sectors have been urged by Leader of the Opposition, Chris Luxon to take the future into their own hands and then work with the government of the day to enable those plans.

Speaking at the Skal Auckland Club lunch at the Northern Club on Thursday, Luxon said it was time to for the industry to think more strategically than it had in the past.

Published in Hot Topics
Monday, 27 July 2020 22:59

Cruising: Why not here?

With domestic cruising starting in other parts of the world the industry is increasingly asking why there are continued political barriers to doing the same in New Zealand.

Adam Goldstein, CLIA’s global chair, says ‘sequential resumption’ of cruising is about to start in Germany. ‘Home ports, working with the local and national authorities and taking guidance form the EU in the form of healthy getaways, are going to start cruises from Germany, returning to Germany – not visiting any ports in between – for citizens of Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Published in Cruising Updates
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 23:48

Merchandise revenue ops

Travel related merchandise provides potential for agents to add to their margins, according to the owner of an online luggage and accessories outlet.

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