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Hotel Room Incomes Plummeted In 2020

Monday, 11 January 2021, 9:52 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Data from New Zealand's largest and longest running hotel benchmarking programme shows the devastating impact of the pandemic on hotel revenues, with overall room income in 2020 falling by 40%. The Tourism Industry Aotearoa Hotel Data Survey became ... More >>

New Statistics Show Importance Of Tourism To NZ Recovery

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 2:58 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The critical importance of the tourism industry to New Zealand’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic has been reinforced by the latest statistics. Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) figures released today by Stats NZ show that total annual ... More >>

TRENZ Returning As Hybrid Event In 2021

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 3:13 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

New Zealand's biggest annual international travel and trade event is set to return in 2021 – but not in its usual form. Each year, TRENZ brings hundreds of international travel buyers, sellers and media delegates together to meet with New Zealand’s ... More >>

Tourism Students Awarded $4500 Scholarships

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 2:17 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. The recipients of the 2021 Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust Academic Scholarship ... More >>

Lincoln University academic wins top tourism award

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 2:24 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

David Simmons Tourism’s most prestigious individual honour, the Sir Jack Newman Award, has been presented to a university academic for the first time. The winner of the title for 2020 is Emeritus Professor of Tourism David Simmons, who recently ... More >>

Tourism Operators Struggling With Staffing

Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 4:20 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Staffing is one of the biggest headaches for New Zealand tourism operators at present, even though their businesses continue to be impacted by the closed borders. According to a new industry survey by Tourism Industry Aotearoa, just over half (53.23%) of ... More >>

Tourism Industry Reunites To Revive And Revitalise

Monday, 16 November 2020, 1:55 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

More than 300 tourism leaders and stakeholders will gather in Wellington tomorrow to focus on the revival and revitalisation of New Zealand’s tourism industry. Tourism Summit Aotearoa is a key annual event hosted by Tourism Industry Aotearoa, bringing ... More >>

TIA Welcomes Nash To Tourism Portfolio

Monday, 2 November 2020, 3:05 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is welcoming the appointment of Stuart Nash as Minister of Tourism and looks forward to working with him on the industry’s recovery. TIA is pleased that the important tourism portfolio has stayed with a senior Minister ... More >>

Govt’s First 100 Days Critical To Tourism

Monday, 19 October 2020, 11:58 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

In its first 100 days, the new Government must make plans to reopen New Zealand’s borders and issue a $200 domestic Travel Card to every Kiwi, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. These initiatives are among five immediate actions that TIA is requesting from ... More >>

Tourism Industry Continues To Need People

Monday, 12 October 2020, 2:35 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

While thousands of tourism jobs have been lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we must guard against future labour and skill shortages, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. “As tourism revives, job and career opportunities will re-emerge. But will we get ... More >>

Improved Data & Research Needed For Tourism Industry Revival

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 3:53 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The dearth of data and research available to New Zealand’s tourism industry must be addressed to support its revival, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. “At a time when we’ve never had more access to information, it’s truly remarkable how little ... More >>

TIA Offers Helping Hand To Adventure Tourism Operators

Friday, 2 October 2020, 3:24 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Cash-strapped adventure tourism operators are being offered a helping hand by Tourism Industry Aotearoa so they can complete safety audits. Many operators covered by the Adventure Activities Regulations are due to undergo their full three-yearly safety ... More >>

Bold Changes Needed To Grow Conservation And Tourism

Friday, 25 September 2020, 10:48 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is calling on the incoming Government to be bold in overhauling conservation legislation in the interests of both the natural environment and tourism. The key legislation governing the operations of the Department of Conservation dates ... More >>

Pandemic Offers Unique Opportunity To Shape NZ Tourism Industry

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 2:11 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The COVID-19 pandemic offers New Zealand a unique opportunity to shape a tourism industry that delivers real benefits for New Zealanders, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. TIA is urging the Government’s Tourism Futures Taskforce to take bold steps ... More >>

Government Support Needed To Create Great Places To Live And Visit

Monday, 14 September 2020, 10:24 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The next Government must give a revitalised tourism industry a central role in the recovery of New Zealand’s regions, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. “Tourism operators and our visitors – both domestic and international – are an integral part of ... More >>

Flight Restrictions Causing School Holiday Uncertainty

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 9:59 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is calling on the Government to loosen physical distancing requirements on domestic aircraft to give families the opportunity to make school holiday bookings. TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts says the holidays could be a ... More >>

True Partnership Needed For Tourism Recovery

Friday, 4 September 2020, 2:24 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

When the new Government is elected, tourism operators will be looking for a clear signal that it is willing to work in close partnership on rebuilding the industry, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. “Tourism was the first industry to be hit by the ... More >>

Tourism Industry Unites To Revive And Revitalise

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 4:01 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Air New Zealand’s Chief Executive Greg Foran is among notable speakers at this year’s Tourism Summit Aotearoa, a full-day event focusing on the revival and revitalisation of New Zealand’s tourism industry. The Summit, which will be held on 17 November ... More >>

Tourism industry redoubles sustainability efforts

Thursday, 27 August 2020, 3:19 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Ziptrek EcoTours - The Clearing Tourism Industry Aotearoa has today unveiled a refreshed version of the sustainability platform for the industry – the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment-He Kupu Taurangi Kia Toitū Ai Te Tāpoitanga. More >>

Keeping New Zealand Safe Puts Heavy Burden On Tourism Operators

Monday, 24 August 2020, 5:06 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

While recognising that the extension of the COVID-19 Alert Levels is needed to protect the health of New Zealanders, it will put more pressure on tourism businesses around the country who are desperately trying to survive, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa. ... More >>