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Supporting Local Tourism Helps Neighbourhoods Thrive

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 3:20 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Championing small tourism businesses is a great way to support regions and local communities, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa. With 9 April marking the inaugural Small Business Day, TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts says Friday is the perfect opportunity ... More >>

Warm Welcome Awaits Australian Visitors To NZ

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 5:45 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism operators around the country are breathing a sigh of relief at the opening of the trans-Tasman travel bubble on 19 April. Tourism Industry Aotearoa Chief Executive Chris Roberts says the industry was desperately keen to be given a date today and ... More >>

TIA Urges Govt To Continue Tourism Futures Taskforce Mahi

Friday, 26 March 2021, 1:56 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is urging the Government to carry forward the work done by the Tourism Futures Taskforce so New Zealand can create a world-leading sustainable tourism future. Tourism Minister Stuart Nash has today released the Taskforce’s ... More >>

Tourism Industry Disappointed At Delay In Confirming Australian Travel Date

Monday, 22 March 2021, 5:58 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Thousands of keen travellers and the tourism businesses ready to welcome them will be disappointed to learn they must wait another two weeks for guidance on when quarantine-free trans-Tasman travel might begin. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said this afternoon ... More >>

Tourism Is Ready To Work With Govt On Industry Future

Friday, 19 March 2021, 12:15 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

New Zealand’s tourism industry is ready and willing to work with the Government on the revival of the industry but needs immediate action and a clear roadmap to recovery, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. In response to Tourism Minister Stuart ... More >>

TIA Chief Exec Named As AuSAE Association Influencer 2020

Monday, 1 March 2021, 4:00 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts has been selected as one of 13 New Zealand and Australian Association Influencers in 2020. The inaugural programme, hosted by the Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE), highlights the outstanding ... More >>

Pandemic Changes NZ Domestic Travel Habits, Satisfaction High

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 3:29 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The pandemic has changed Kiwis’ domestic travel habits and we are loving holidaying at home, new research shows. TIA’s latest Domestic Visitor Satisfaction survey , carried out by Angus & Associates, has found that in the second half of ... More >>

Environmental Report A Valuable Contribution To Tourism Debate

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 2:23 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s proposals to address environmental challenges facing tourism makes a valuable contribution to discussion on the industry’s future, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. The PCE’s report Not 100% – but four ... More >>

Visitor Strategy A Positive Step For DOC And The Tourism Industry

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 4:54 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

It’s been a long time coming, but Tourism Industry Aotearoa is pleased that the Department of Conservation finally has a Heritage and Visitor Strategy. The new strategy , released today, provides important guidance for DOC’s efforts to sustainably ... More >>

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 >>