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NZ hotels record solid year in 2019

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 12:15 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

New Zealand hotels recorded a solid year in 2019, with the same national occupancy level as 2018, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. New statistics from TIA’s 190 member hotels show the average national occupancy level was 79% [1] , the same rate as in ... More >>

Environmental report makes valuable contribution to tourism

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 2:27 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The primary goal of tourism is to benefit Aotearoa, so the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s new report is a valuable contribution to achieving the future New Zealanders want, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. More >>

Tourism industry will sleep better without bed tax

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 2:29 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The Productivity Commission has dropped its support for local bed taxes and has accepted Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s position that international visitors are already more than paying their way, primarily through the GST system. More >>

Tourism businesses see sustainability as top priority

Friday, 6 December 2019, 11:26 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

2019 has been a transitional year for the tourism industry, with a move into a slower phase of the business cycle and a clear industry commitment to sustainability. The information comes from the annual State of the Industry report for 2019, which has ... More >>

Tourism award in the bag for young entrepreneurs

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 10:14 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Timaru students who launched a reusable bag to encourage responsible camping have taken home the first ever YES National Excellence Tourism Award. More >>

Healthy waterways debate must include tourism

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 3:56 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Urgent work needs to be done to understand the value of healthy waterways to the New Zealand tourism industry, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa. More >>

Hotel group wins Supreme Tourism Award

Friday, 25 October 2019, 9:24 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

A New Zealand hotel group that is excelling as an employer and in environmental sustainability is the winner of the tourism industry’s highest accolade, the Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Award. More >>

Tourism industry welcomes insights plan for Tourism NZ

Monday, 30 September 2019, 5:00 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Expanding Tourism New Zealand’s role to include providing more visitor insights will benefit the whole tourism industry, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. In a report released today on the future role for the Government’s international tourism marketing ... More >>

Productivity Commission needs to rethink its approach

Friday, 20 September 2019, 10:57 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

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. More >>

Work visa changes to support NZ tourism employers

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 2:51 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

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. More >>

Top tourism businesses named as Awards finalists

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 5:27 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Established tourism operators will go head to head with newer businesses in this year’s New Zealand Tourism Awards. The finalists for the most prestigious awards in New Zealand’s $39.1 billion tourism industry have been announced today. 37 finalists ... More >>

Tourism industry announces strategic priorities

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 4:16 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa has revealed five joint priority areas for immediate action with government agencies to ensure a sustainable tourism future for New Zealand. The key areas identified are: 1. Sustainable growth 2. Improved data and insight ... More >>

Tourism students awarded $4500 scholarships

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 12:46 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

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. More >>

Multi-million-dollar funding boost to encourage tourism

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 3:03 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

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 ... More >>

Applications open for new hotel scholarship

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 1:42 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

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

Summit focus on tourism’s contribution to NZ

Friday, 26 July 2019, 11:31 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

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. More >>

Tourism businesses can encourage sustainable behaviour

Monday, 8 July 2019, 12:36 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

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

Tourism industry disappointed at bed tax proposal

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 8:41 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

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 bed tax. The Commission’s draft report on local government funding and financing ... More >>

Discussing Tourism around the country

Friday, 28 June 2019, 10:09 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

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. More >>

Tourism industry welcomes appointment of Associate Minister

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 4:57 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is delighted that the Prime Minister has listened to its plea for an Associate Tourism Minister to be appointed. As part of the Cabinet reshuffle announced today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has appointed Peeni Henare as Associate ... More >>



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