Tourism business advisory

BDO Tourism advisory services

BDO New Zealand brings in-depth experience from working closely alongside the full spectrum of tourism businesses. So, whether you're a large hotel chain or offer a daily tour around your area, we're here to help. Our clients include: 

  • Luxury hotel and lodge providers 
  • Vehicle rental companies 
  • Tourist transport businesses 
  • Cruise operators 
  • Large hotel chains 
  • Tour companies 
  • Sports and leisure operators and event managers, for example bike, kayaking or canoe tours 
  • Governing and industry bodies within the tourism sector 

We offer an extensive range of business advisory and accounting services  through our teams located in 20 offices across New Zealand – including major tourism centres such as Queenstown, Wanaka, Rotorua, Hawke’s Bay, Kerikeri, Nelson, Christchurch and Auckland.  

It’s exciting to see tourism growing again in New Zealand following the COVID-19 pandemic and your business needs to be prepared for this. We'll help you to navigate the changes presented by the expected increase in visitors from China, as well as other aspects of the industry such as sports tourism and the social economy. We understand this industry inside and out, which is why we're in the best position possible to help you seize the important business opportunities presented by these changes. 

We’re proud to be a sponsor of Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA). We work closely with tourism businesses and industry bodies to share insights and champion ways to grow sustainable business models, for a stronger tourism industry. This includes helping businesses to ensure they are maintaining the quality of their services while making the most out of the resurgence in tourist numbers. 

Importantly, we understand that tourism is a people industry. We place strong value on our sector relationships and the wellbeing of the business leaders who are its backbone. Through our Wellbeing in Tourism report, a component of our biannual BDO Wellbeing & Business Performance Index, we share insights and tips for tourism business leaders on how to effectively navigate the financial challenges which can so often negatively impact wellbeing. Get in touch today to see how we can help your tourism business reach its goals.

What sets BDO's tourism advisory services apart?

New Zealand is now a household name and the New Zealand brand is reaching more countries than ever. Growing businesses need all the help they can get, and BDO’s national tourism sector team are committed to sharing our specialist industry advice in helping kiwi businesses compete with the best in the world.

We relish our long term client relationships. Some of our clients have been with us for over 20 years. In growing our relationship with your tourism business and helping it succeed, our BDO Partners will provide specialist local advice, supported by our global network.  We've got all the advantages of a leading global firm - with offices in over 160 countries - along with nationwide coverage across our 20 NZ offices; maintaining the personal involvement of a passionate, local business. We always ensure we spend time getting to know our clients, in order to give them the best advice possible.

We can assist you with a wide range of issues, spanning compliance, risk management and strategy. Our network of firms is spread up and down the country. This means, more often than not, we've got people on the ground no matter where your organisation might be - and it also means we have access to a range of data and expertise from across New Zealand. This, combined with the many years our Partners have worked in the industry, gives us a level of insight not often available from other firms.

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Get in touch with our tourism team to see how we can help your business.