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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 >>

New Govt Must Have The Vision To Revitalise Tourism

Friday, 7 August 2020, 12:55 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The incoming Government must have the vision to take bold decisions to fix issues that have long prevented tourism from delivering maximum benefit to New Zealanders, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. “Our industry has suffered an enormously painful ... More >>

Government Job Not Yet Done For Tourism

Saturday, 1 August 2020, 12:56 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The tourism industry is feeling underwhelmed by the Government’s latest allocation of funding to support devastated tourism businesses, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. The Tourism Minister has today announced that 126 operators will receive grants of ... More >>

Industry Bodies Unite To Call For Ongoing Govt Assistance

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 1:01 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Industry organisations from across the tourism, travel, aviation, hospitality and event sectors have joined forces to plead for assurance about Government plans for ongoing support. Tourism Industry Aotearoa Chief Executive Chris Roberts presented ... More >>

Action Plan For Incoming Govt To Revive Tourism Industry

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 2:42 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Priority actions for the incoming Government to revive and revitalise the tourism industry have been unveiled today by Tourism Industry Aotearoa. “Tourism was the first industry to be hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and will be the last to recover. ... More >>

Staff Retention Top Of Mind For Desperate Tourism Businesses

Friday, 17 July 2020, 3:59 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Almost three quarters of tourism businesses want further wage support from government, according to a new survey by Tourism Industry Aotearoa. There are warnings of further, significant job losses if the assistance is not provided. The majority of the 408 ... More >>

NZ And Australian Travellers Vital To NZ Hotel Survival

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 1:56 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Stimulation of domestic travel and opening the borders to Australia are the top priorities for hotels to remain open for the next 12 months, according to a new survey. The second New Zealand Hotel Market Sentiment Survey was undertaken by Horwath HTL ... More >>

Concession Relief Supports Tourism Survival

Friday, 26 June 2020, 3:31 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The waiving of Department of Conservation concession fees for 15 months is a huge relief for hundreds of tourism businesses, and will support their survival and recovery, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. The Government has announced that around 1000 tourism ... More >>

Drop Auckland Accommodation Rate, TIA Says

Friday, 19 June 2020, 3:48 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is calling for Auckland Council to drop the Accommodation Provider Targeted Rate permanently. In its submission on the Council’s Emergency Budget 2020-21, TIA says the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted Auckland’s ... More >>