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TIA Media Releases

  • Hotel management students receive boost from industry

    22 Oct 2019

    The inaugural winners of the New Zealand Hotel Industry Scholarships have been announced.

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  • Tourism industry welcomes insights plan for Tourism New Zealand

    30 Sep 2019

    Expanding Tourism New Zealand’s role to include providing more visitor insights will benefit the whole tourism industry, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Productivity Commission needs to rethink its approach

    20 Sept 2019

    The Productivity Commission has correctly identified the challenges some local councils face in responding to visitor growth but needs to rethink its proposed solutions, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Work visa changes to support NZ tourism employers

    17 Sept 2019

    Changes to the temporary work visa process should support New Zealand’s tourism industry to find the workers it needs, particularly in regions like Queenstown, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Top tourism businesses named as Awards finalists

    3 September 2019

    Established tourism operators will go head to head with newer businesses in this year’s New Zealand Tourism Awards.

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  • Tourism industry announces strategic priorities

    3 September 2019

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa has revealed five joint priority areas for immediate action with government agencies to ensure a sustainable tourism future for New Zealand.

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  • Tourism students awarded $4500 scholarships

    3 September 2019

    Two tertiary students have each received a $4500 boost to help them complete their final year of study and prepare for their prospective careers in the tourism industry.

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  • Sustainable tourism initiative nominated for award

    30 August 2019

    The Sustainable Business Network has put Tourism Industry Aotearoa forward as a finalist for the ‘Communicating for Change’ category for its work in implementing the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment (TSC). This category recognises organisations for communicating sustainability through effective use of channels and audiences, with measurable results.

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  • Multi-million-dollar funding boost to encourage more Kiwis to go with tourism

    14 Aug 2019

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development welcome today’s announcement by the Government that it is awarding $5.2 million from the new International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) to help promote and attract talent into the visitor economy through the expansion of the Go with Tourism initiative.

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  • TIA and Enviro-Mark Solutions form new partnership

    12 August 2019

    A new partnership between Tourism Industry Aotearoa and Enviro-Mark Solutions will support tourism operators to measure, manage and reduce their climate and environmental impacts.

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  • Applications open for new hotel scholarship

    31 July 2019

    Applications are open for a new scholarship for students entering their final year of study towards a career in hotel management.

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  • Christchurch region tourism operators discussing their future

    31 July 2019

    Tourism operators are today Discussing Tourism in Christchurch at the final 2019 regional forum organised by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • Southern tourism operators discussing their future

    29 July 2019

    Tourism operators are today Discussing Tourism in Queenstown at the third of the 2019 series of regional forums organised by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • Summit focus on tourism’s contribution to NZ

    26 July 2019

    Shaping tourism’s contribution to New Zealand’s future will come under the spotlight at the 2019 Tourism Summit Aotearoa, taking place in Wellington on 3-4 September.

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  • Auckland tourism operators discussing their future

    24 July 2019

    Tourism operators are today Discussing Tourism in Auckland at the second of the 2019 series of regional forums organised by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • Central North Island tourism operators discussing their future

    22 July 2019

    Tourism operators from across the central North Island are today Discussing Tourism in Tauranga at the first of the 2019 series of regional forums organised by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • Tourism businesses can encourage sustainable behaviour among travellers

    8 July 2019

    New research offers more incentive for tourism businesses to become more sustainable and share their efforts with international visitors, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Tourism industry disappointed at bed tax proposal

    4 July 2019

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa agrees that local authorities need a helping hand to support the growth of tourism, but is disappointed that the Productivity Commission has defaulted to a bed tax.

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  • Discussing Tourism around the country

    27 June 2019

    Tourism businesses around New Zealand are being invited to discuss the big challenges and opportunities facing them and their regions at a series of events organised by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • Tourism industry welcomes appointment of Associate Minister

    27 June 2019

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa is delighted that the Prime Minister has listened to its plea for an Associate Tourism Minister to be appointed.

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  • Tourism industry supports public service reform

    27 June 2019

    Improved collaboration across the public service will help increase tourism’s contribution to New Zealand’s economy and wellbeing, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • New scholarship launched for hotel students

    18 June 2019

    A new scholarship for students studying towards a career in hotel management has been launched at the 2019 New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference today.

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  • Top hoteliers recognised in 2019 NZ Hotel Industry Awards

    21 June 2019

    Leading hoteliers from Auckland and Queenstown have taken out the top titles in the 2019 New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards, while a Christchurch hotel has been recognised for its environmental efforts.

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  • New scholarship launched for hotel students

    20 June 2019

    A new scholarship for students studying towards a career in hotel management has been launched at the 2019 New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference.

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  • Tourism industry shocked by loss of key data source

    5 June 2019

    The sudden and unexpected removal of a key information source for the tourism industry is hugely disappointing, and the decision must be reversed, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • Finalists announced for 2019 NZ Hotel Industry Awards

    4 June 2019

    Outstanding hotel personnel from Arrowtown to Auckland have been named as finalists in the 2019 New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards.

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  • Paparoa National Park values must be protected, TIA says

    24 May 2019

    The quiet and solitude of Paparoa National Park must be protected, even as the park is opened up to more visitors, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • New awards and new focus: 2019 New Zealand Tourism Awards open for entries

    16 May 2019

    Entries are now open for the 2019 New Zealand Tourism Awards, and with three new
    awards and a spotlight on sustainability, it’s expected there will be some very impressive
    entries to choose from.

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  • Dates announced for TRENZ 2020 in Christchurch

    16 May 2019

    As New Zealand’s biggest tourism trade show for 2019 enters its final day, Tourism Industry Aotearoa has revealed that TRENZ 2020 will be held at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, 18-21 May 2020.

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  • Govt tourism strategy supports sustainable development

    16 May 2019

    The new Government tourism strategy will enable a closer working relationship between government and the tourism industry, to the benefit of New Zealand and New Zealanders, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • Planting the seed of sustainability at TRENZ with Trees That Count

    15 May 2019

    Delegates at TRENZ 2019 are leaving a legacy of over 1200 native trees to benefit the New Zealand environment, as the result of a partnership with Trees That Count. A tree is being planted in each delegate’s name to commemorate their attendance at New Zealand’s biggest annual tourism and trade event.

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  • Tourism industry launches package to attract jobseekers

    15 May 2019

    A three-year package of initiatives designed to attract New Zealanders to tourism careers
    has been launched today at TRENZ 2019.

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  • NZ tourism industry increases focus on sustainable growth

    14 May 2019

    Sustainability – of our communities, our environment, our economy and our visitors – has been placed firmly at the heart of the New Zealand tourism industry’s updated growth framework, released today at TRENZ 2019.

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  • More buyers, more markets, more TRENZ impact

    13 May 2019

    TRENZ 2019 will begin on a high note in New Zealand’s original ‘birthplace of tourism,’ with a formal Pōwhiri at Ohinemutu and an opening function hosted at Te Puia.

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  • Big regional differences in how Kiwis view tourism

    9 May 2019

    New Zealanders’ attitudes towards tourism depend enormously on where they live, according to the latest Mood of the Nation research.

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  • Recycle, reduce, reuse & rats - focus on sustainability at TRENZ 2019

    7 May 2019

    From trapping rats and possums to delegate bags made from recyclable and washable paper and donating left-over food to local charities, this year’s TRENZ in Rotorua will be the greenest ever.

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  • Equal parts exhilarating and emotive – Rotorua’s authenticity on offer for TRENZ 2019 activity afternoon

    2 May 2019

    TRENZ 2019 host destination Rotorua has set out a sample platter of its best tourism offerings for over 600 delegates who are taking part in the TRENZ Activity Afternoon, where they can take a boat tour of the site of the lost eighth Natural Wonder of the World, white water raft the highest commercially rafted waterfall, or experience the spiritual atmosphere of a living Māori village.

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  • From Aotearoa’s sacred island to world-first daredevil catapult - new products at TRENZ 2019

    24 April 2019

    Touring a sacred island, stargazing in the world’s darkest skies, taking on the exhilarating Nevis catapult, and controlled indoor freefalling – travel and tourism buyers arriving from around the globe can be assured that whatever kind of experience they’re after, they will be impressed by the range of new products on offer at TRENZ this year.

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  • Tourism’s sustainability journey gets industry backing

    11/04/2019

    The vision for New Zealand to have the world’s most sustainable tourism industry has reached a significant milestone. The Tourism Sustainability Commitment challenges individual businesses to operate more sustainably, and now over 1000 tourism businesses have made the pledge.

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  • Use GST to fund local government tourism activities - TIA

    8 April 2019

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa is recommending the Government provides local government with a 20% share of the GST paid by international visitors to help fund regional tourism activities and infrastructure.

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  • TRENZ 2019 attracts world’s travel and tourism buyers

    8 April 2019

    New Zealand’s continuing popularity as a visitor destination is fuelling demand from overseas travel and tourism marketers wanting to come to TRENZ 2019, our $39.1 billion tourism industry’s most important annual business event.

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  • Opportunities and threats in major shake-up of vocational training

    5 April 2019

    Asking Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics to be responsible for training in the workplace is doomed to fail, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • Entries open for 2019 NZ Hotel Industry Awards

    21 March 2019

    Entries are open for prestigious awards that celebrate the achievements of the
    outstanding individuals who work in New Zealand hotels.

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  • TRENZ bonanza for host regions

    19 March 2019

    As New Zealand’s $39.1 billion tourism industry gears up for TRENZ 2019, its
    biggest and most influential annual showcase, host region Rotorua looks set to
    reap the rewards if it emulates the success of last year’s event.

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  • Tourism industry becoming more sustainable

    25 February 2019

    New Zealand’s $39 billion tourism industry became slightly more sustainable in 2018 compared to the previous year, according to a Performance Dashboard produced by Tourism Industry Aotearoa. TIA says it is a positive start but there is still a lot to be achieved.

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  • Tourism still growing but more slowly

    15 February 2019

    New international visitor arrival statistics confirm the growth in New Zealand’s tourism economy is slowing after four years of exceptional growth, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Domestic visitors well satisfied - survey

    13 February 2019

    New Zealanders rank a tourism experience in their own country very highly, as according to new research commissioned by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • More mountains to climb on development of new National Park plans

    5 February 2019

    New management tools and catering for the different needs and aspirations of all stakeholder groups are essential for managing our National Parks, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA).

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  • Earlier media releases

    To see copies of earlier TIA media releases email TIA Communications Manager Ann-Marie Johnson, ann-marie.johnson@tia.org.nz