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TIA Chief Executive Stepping Down

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 2:42 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

After more than seven years as chief executive of Tourism Industry Aotearoa, Chris Roberts will be stepping down effective from 31 January 2022. TIA Chair Gráinne Troute says Chris advised that at the start of 2020 he was contemplating his next ... More >>

Wage Subsidies Must Continue At Level 2, TIA Says

Friday, 1 October 2021, 11:32 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is calling for wage subsidies to continue if Auckland’s boundaries remain closed next week, even if the city moves to Alert Level 2. <img src="" ... More >>

New Residence Pathway A Relief To Tourism Businesses And Their Staff

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 11:00 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism employers and their valuable workers from overseas will be delighted by the announcement today of a simplified pathway to residence, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa. The new one-off residence pathway will be available to around 165,000 migrants ... More >>

Border Levy Increase Disappoints Tourism Industry

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 10:29 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa says tourism operators will be dismayed that the cost is to go up for all travellers crossing New Zealand’s borders from 1 December. The New Zealand Customs Service and the Ministry for Primary Industries are significantly ... More >>

Future TRENZ plans revealed

Friday, 17 September 2021, 2:03 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Plans to showcase New Zealand’s tourism industry to influential international travel buyers in 2022 and 2023 have been revealed today by Tourism Industry Aotearoa. TIA says arrangements to hold TRENZ for the next two years are underway, with the ... More >>

Wage subsidy continuation a relief to tourism businesses

Tuesday, 7 September 2021, 10:26 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism operators and their staff around the country will be relieved by today’s confirmation that the wage subsidy remains available to them, according to Tourism Industry Aotearoa. More >>

Severe mental health challenges among tourism operators

Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 11:44 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Eighteen months after New Zealand’s borders closed, the mental health of tourism operators is under severe pressure, a new survey has found. Three-quarters of respondents to the Tourism Industry Aotearoa survey were concerned about their personal health ... More >>

Alert level change gives NZ tourism operators hope

Friday, 27 August 2021, 4:02 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts Tourism operators around the motu are a step closer to getting back to business but most will not be able to open their doors until we reach Alert Level 2, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. TIA is welcoming today’s announcement ... More >>

Reconnection Plan Provides Clarity For Tourism Businesses

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 1:10 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The tourism industry is welcoming the increased clarity around when and how New Zealand will reconnect with the world, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. “It’s important to have a roadmap so all businesses, including tourism operators, can plan ... More >>

New Zealand Tourism Awards 2021 Finalists Revealed

Monday, 2 August 2021, 3:10 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism businesses operating from the Bay of Islands to Rakiura Stewart Island have today been named as finalists in the New Zealand Tourism Awards 2021. <img src="" ... More >>

Bold Ideas And A Clear Vision For Milford Sound Piopiotahi

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 1:18 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The Milford Opportunities Project’s masterplan has innovative, bold and challenging ideas that could radically change the way we look after one of the jewels in New Zealand’s tourism crown, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. “The Milford corridor ... More >>

Visa And Infrastructure Announcements Welcome News

Friday, 16 July 2021, 10:34 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Many tourism employers around New Zealand and their highly valued employees on work visas will be delighted and relieved by today’s announcement extending Essential Skills Visas. Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi has announced that two-year Essential ... More >>

Higher Travel Levy Will Slow Tourism Recovery

Friday, 2 July 2021, 12:15 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

A proposal to increase a levy by more than 200% for all air travellers crossing the New Zealand border will be another brake on the tourism industry’s recovery, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. The New Zealand Customs Service and the Ministry ... More >>

Tourism Industry Moves Forward As Summit Makes Waikato Debut

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 11:55 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism industry moves forward as Summit makes Waikato debut Tourism Summit Aotearoa is heading to Kirikiriroa Hamilton for the first time, centred around a theme of “Kōkiri – Go forth!” The Summit is being held on the first day of spring, ... More >>

New Zealand Tourism Awards Return For 2021

Monday, 14 June 2021, 3:33 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Entries are open for the New Zealand Tourism Awards, returning for 2021 to showcase and celebrate the tourism industry’s individual and business successes. <img src="" ... More >>

Concern At Extra Charges On Travellers

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 4:08 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts. New proposals which could see a massive hike in charges for all travellers crossing the New Zealand border are extremely troubling and should not go ahead, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. The New Zealand Customs ... More >>

New Zealanders Taking Longer Domestic Holidays

Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 1:23 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

New Zealanders are spending more time on holiday in their own country and are really enjoying their experiences, new research shows. TIA’s latest Domestic Visitor Satisfaction survey , carried out by Angus & Associates, has found that three in four ... More >>

Consistent National Approach Needed For Freedom Camping – TIA

Friday, 14 May 2021, 12:07 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The Government’s review of freedom camping is an opportunity to create a nationally consistent approach to managing camping around the country, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. While the Freedom Camping Act provides national direction, the requirement ... More >>

Tourism Industry Keen To Partner With Govt On Revitalisation

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 11:30 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The tourism industry is looking forward to working with the Government on its plan to build a bright future for tourism in New Zealand, peak association Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. “More than 700 New Zealand tourism operators attending TRENZ Hui ... More >>

Trans-Tasman Bubble Benefits NZ

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 8:31 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

More people have entered New Zealand than have left since the opening of the trans-Tasman bubble, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa. Since the first flight from Australia to New Zealand took off from Sydney to Auckland on 19 April, the two-way Tasman travel ... More >>