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Blue Sky Day For Ski As Pre-departure Testing Dropped

Thursday, 16 June 2022, 11:10 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The tourism industry is excited that pre-departure testing will finish at 11.59pm Monday 20 June just in time for the ski season, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA). The new date will see New Zealand come into line with much of the rest of the world, ... More >>

Prestigious New Award Celebrates Regenerative Tourism

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 4:51 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Entries are open for the New Zealand Tourism Awards 2022 , hosted by Tourism Industry Aotearoa, with a new award added to the esteemed ensemble for tourism’s highest achievers. The Regenerative Tourism Award will celebrate a well-rounded, high-performing ... More >>

Tourism Industry Is Moving Forward With Optimism

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 2:12 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Moving forward with optimism was the resounding theme at today’s TRENZ Hui 2022 Online. Speaking to over 450 tourism operators at the event, TIA Chief Executive Rebecca Ingram outlined the way forward for the industry. “We are ready to get ... More >>

Tourism Package Helps Industry Get Back To Business

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 1:25 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa says Government funding announced in the Budget, with more support today from Tourism Minister Stuart Nash, will help the transition towards the tourism industry’s new normal.  TIA says the new $54.2 million Innovation ... More >>

Tourism Industry Looks To The Future At Innovative Online Event=

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 11:49 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Over 400 tourism operators will prepare for the full reopening of New Zealand’s borders at an innovative online event next week, livestreamed over two days from Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.   TRENZ Hui 2022 Online will be held on 25 and ... More >>

Tourism Industry Excited By Next Phase Of Border Reopening

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 4:16 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The tourism industry warmly welcomes today’s announcement by the Prime Minister that the opening date for visa-required travellers to enter New Zealand is being brought forward to 31 July 2022 – and that pre-departure testing would be dropped ... More >>

Summer Bookings Bring Glimmer Of Hope To Tourism

Monday, 2 May 2022, 10:30 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The tourism industry is feeling hopeful as the country enters the next phase of its border reopening plan—with many operators excited to report forward bookings, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa. While the industry is not expecting an immediate ... More >>

NZ Tourism Industry Readies Its Welcome

Friday, 22 April 2022, 11:31 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Registrations are now open for TRENZ Hui 2022 Online , where Aotearoa New Zealand’s tourism industry will come together to get ready to welcome back international visitors. TRENZ Hui 2022 Online will take place on 25 and 26 May (one day later than previously ... More >>

Welcome Back Aussies, We’ve Missed You – Exciting Times For Tourism

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 3:02 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

New Zealand tourism operators are ready with open arms to welcome back Australian visitors tonight, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa Chief Executive Rebecca Ingram. Australians can travel here quarantine free from 11.59pm. They will be followed on ... More >>

NZ Tourism Reconnecting With The World In Innovative Online Event

Friday, 25 March 2022, 12:03 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The tourism industry is excited to be reconnecting with the world in a series of online events next month which will virtually connect leading New Zealand tourism operators with almost 300 travel buyers from around the world. Organised by Tourism ... More >>

New International Air Link Helps Tourism Prepare For Take-off

Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 10:45 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

New Zealand’s tourism industry is taking off again, with today’s news from Air New Zealand of an important new link with the USA. Air New Zealand’s new service linking New York with Auckland will open up a valuable visitor market for Aotearoa ... More >>

TIA Recommends Extending Kick-start Funds To More Regions

Friday, 18 March 2022, 12:29 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Government funding to support tourism businesses in five South Island regions to prepare for the return of international visitors is welcome but must be extended across the motu, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. Tourism businesses in five regions ... More >>

Kia Ora Cobber – NZ Tourism Industry Thrilled At Border Reopening Plans

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 12:24 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism operators are thrilled they can look forward to welcoming international manuhiri, following today’s announcement that New Zealand’s borders are reopening to many international travellers. “After around 730 days of pain in the two years ... More >>

Working Holidaymakers Make Welcome Return To NZ

Monday, 14 March 2022, 2:43 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism operators are looking forward to welcoming working holidaymakers as they return to New Zealand from today. Working Holiday Visa holders and some skilled workers can now enter New Zealand with no self-isolation requirements. This is a big step ... More >>

Self-isolation Removal A Big Step On Tourism Road To Recovery

Monday, 28 February 2022, 5:47 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The tourism industry is celebrating a big step forward on the road to recovery today with the removal of self-isolation requirements for arriving travellers, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. But tourism businesses still need more certainty on when ... More >>

TIA Supports Review Of Self-isolation For Travellers

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 3:43 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is reassured to hear the Government plans to review the self-isolation requirements for visitors entering the country. During today’s media conference, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said he expected to get advice ... More >>

Tourism Business Revenue Plunging 60%, New Survey Shows

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 2:42 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism operators are seeing their revenue plunging in an extremely difficult operating environment, according to a new survey by Tourism Industry Aotearoa. TIA worked with a network of tourism sector associations to survey industry operators about the current ... More >>

Business Support Welcome But Open Borders Still The Game Changer

Monday, 21 February 2022, 7:17 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa says tourism operators acknowledge the Government has recognised the challenges they are facing but the industry’s priority is for our borders to be reopened without self-isolation requirements. “Today’s announcement ... More >>

Tourism Businesses Suffering Under Red Setting – Toughest Trading Conditions Yet

Friday, 18 February 2022, 2:30 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism and hospitality operators are facing their toughest trading conditions since the beginning of the pandemic and desperately need financial support to survive, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. When the move to Red took effect on 23 January 2022 ... More >>

Government Must Be Flexible With Self-isolation Requirements

Thursday, 3 February 2022, 12:32 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Today’s border reopening announcements are welcome but the Government must be prepared to remove self-isolation requirements as soon as health risks lessen, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa. TIA spokesperson Ann-Marie Johnson says the staged opening ... More >>