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Monthly Hospitality Dashboard- August 2022

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The Hospitality Dashboard is a monthly snapshot of the industry, covering key data, initiatives led by the industry over the month, member commentary, future considerations and the common pain points.

In August 2022:

Most regular feedback:

  • Recruitment challenges & staff shortages are still the most regular feedback, with retention challenges also critical.
  • Operators say the number of returning international tourists has been nominal but the impact of New Zealanders travelling
    overseas has been notable.
  • Employers are finding the new immigration framework more challenging and time-consuming than expected.
  • Trade is still difficult to predict day to day, however, overall, business has improved to levels comparable to 2019.

Actions led by the industry this month:

  • RA CEO, Marisa Bidois appointed to Tourism ITP leadership group.
  • Held meetings in August for Restaurant Association members to meet and hear from key Mayoral candidates in Wellington, Rotorua and Auckland.
  • Met with representatives from the Commerce Commission to discuss the implementation and impact of the Retail Payment System Act.
  • Met with representatives of Ringa Hora to propose future initiatives for development.
  • Engaged with MBIE regarding the future implementation of the Fair Pay Agreements Act.
  • Provided feedback to MBIE on Future Pandemic Legislative Framework.
  • Held huis with MP for New Lynn, Dr Deborah Russell, and MP for Northcote, Shanan Halbert, to discuss the industry, recent industry initiatives and key challenges.
  • Launched the 2022 HiT30 programme – designed to get hospitality employers and their teams focused on training by integrating short
    training sessions into every day

Download the August 2022 – Restaurant Association Monthly Hospitality Dashboard