Become a Member

TIA leads the tourism industry and creates an environment that helps our members grow and flourish.


We understand that being in business is challenging, even in the best of times. Become a member and know you always have someone to support your business growth and be in your corner when it matters.

"The opportunity to be part of an organisation that has your back is invaluable."
Ian Smith, Co-owner, Waihi Beach TOP 10 Holiday Resort.


Become a member
- It's easy!

Advocacy and leadership on the big issues

  • leadership on the issues that impact on the sustainable success of the tourism industry
  • connections and influence with the key decision makers
  • vigorous representation of the tourism industry at all levels of government, at meetings, in submissions and through the media
  • a voice that speaks on behalf of the industry and champions the industry’s growth aspirations


Free support and insight

  • free and relevant insight and information to help your business succeed
  • access to practical advice and support from the TIA team and through 0800 TIA HELP
  • regular updates on tourism news and issues, advice on dealing with the media and assistance with crisis management


Save money

  • preferential rates to attend a range of valuable member and industry events, including TRENZ, TIA's Tourism Summit Aotearoa, and the New Zealand Hotel Conference. All events offer networking opportunities
  • access to a wide range of business, travel and accommodation savings and extra services from TIA Benefit Providers and Strategic Partners – Marsh, ServiceIQ and Westpac 
  • a membership app which keeps you up to date with member privileges and TIA announcements



  • the opportunity to directly support, contribute and influence TIA’s work and the future of your industry, including input into TIA submissions, survey feedback, becoming a working group or forum member



  • the ability to network and align with other members
  • benefit from our wide networks – we can connect you with the people and organisations who’ll help you achieve your business goals



  • a member listing on the TIA website and other collateral, providing assurance to your customers that you are an operator who adheres to a code of ethics
  • permission to use the TIA member logo


Member fees

TIA membership is a must for any tourism related venture.

TIA member fees are based on the size of the organisation or hotel room numbers:

  • Annual turnover under $6 million - fees are based on the number of employees in the organisation
  • Annual turnover more than $6 million - fees are based on turnover
  • Hotels contributing to TIA’s hotel data survey – fees are based on room numbers

We rely on members’ honesty to ensure everybody makes a fair contribution to supporting our work.

Fees can be paid by credit card, direct credit, cheque or a monthly direct debit.



Annual turnover under $6 million

Total FTE Staff*

Fees (ex GST)

1 - 3


4 - 6


7 - 10


11 - 20


21 - 30


30+ and Association Head Offices




$0.0041 per passenger

* A tool to help you calculate your FTE staff numbers is at the bottom of this page.

Annual tourism turnover more than $6 million

Fee basis

Fees (ex GST)

Annual turnover

$305 per $1 million



Hotels contributing to the TIA hotel data survey

Total rooms

Fees (ex GST)

Up to 30 rooms


31 – 50 rooms


More than 50 rooms

$19.95 per room

Calculate your Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Staff

To calculate your FTE staff numbers, simply multiply the number of staff of each type you employ by the relevant number to reach your A, B and C totals. Add these together to calculate your FTE staff numbers.

Full time staff  (  ) x 1.0 = Total A 
Permanent part time staff  (  ) x 0.5 = Total B 
Fixed term/seasonal staff  (  ) x 0.4 = Total C 
Full time equivalent (FTE) staff  A+B+C = Total FTE 


Join now – it’s easy!

To become a TIA member simply complete this form, or for more information, email or call us on phone 0800 TIA HELP (0800 842 4357), or 04 499 0104.

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