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UK Job Furlough Scheme Should Be Copied In NZ

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 1:43 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is urging the New Zealand Government to take a close look at the latest business and job support measures announced by the UK Government. UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a plan to protect people’s jobs and incomes. ... More >>

Tourism Businesses Closing, Laying Off Thousands

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 3:17 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Medium and large tourism businesses around the country will be forced to lay staff off and close their doors if they do not receive immediate assistance from the Government. While the Government’s Business Continuity Package released on Tuesday has given ... More >>

TRENZ 2020 Cancelled

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 7:15 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) and the Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust (TINZT) are deeply disappointed to announce the cancellation of TRENZ 2020. TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts says, “only a short time ago we remained optimistic that May was ... More >>

Govt Support Package Is Good Start But Tourism Jobs Still Threatened

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 4:28 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The Government’s Business Continuity Package will come as immediate relief to tourism operators facing a devastating downturn, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. “It’s a substantial package that demonstrates the scale of the challenge facing ... More >>

Rates decision disappoints tourism industry

Friday, 7 February 2020, 3:22 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The tourism industry is disappointed that Auckland hotels and other commercial accommodation providers will be forced to pay the city’s targeted rate following a High Court decision. “TIA has consistently argued that the rate is unfair, as hotels receive ... More >>

Tourism industry makes strides towards sustainability

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 10:13 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

New Zealand’s tourism industry continued to make important strides towards its sustainability goals in 2019, according to research and analysis by Tourism Industry Aotearoa. Since the launch of its Tourism Sustainability Commitment in 2017, TIA ... More >>

NZ hotels record solid year in 2019

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 12:15 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

New Zealand hotels recorded a solid year in 2019, with the same national occupancy level as 2018, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. New statistics from TIA’s 190 member hotels show the average national occupancy level was 79% [1] , the same rate as in ... More >>

Environmental report makes valuable contribution to tourism

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 2:27 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The primary goal of tourism is to benefit Aotearoa, so the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s new report is a valuable contribution to achieving the future New Zealanders want, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. More >>

Tourism industry will sleep better without bed tax

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 2:29 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The Productivity Commission has dropped its support for local bed taxes and has accepted Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s position that international visitors are already more than paying their way, primarily through the GST system. More >>

Tourism businesses see sustainability as top priority

Friday, 6 December 2019, 11:26 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

2019 has been a transitional year for the tourism industry, with a move into a slower phase of the business cycle and a clear industry commitment to sustainability. The information comes from the annual State of the Industry report for 2019, which has ... More >>

Tourism award in the bag for young entrepreneurs

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 10:14 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Timaru students who launched a reusable bag to encourage responsible camping have taken home the first ever YES National Excellence Tourism Award. More >>

Healthy waterways debate must include tourism

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 3:56 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Urgent work needs to be done to understand the value of healthy waterways to the New Zealand tourism industry, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa. More >>

Hotel group wins Supreme Tourism Award

Friday, 25 October 2019, 9:24 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

A New Zealand hotel group that is excelling as an employer and in environmental sustainability is the winner of the tourism industry’s highest accolade, the Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Award. More >>

Tourism industry welcomes insights plan for Tourism NZ

Monday, 30 September 2019, 5:00 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Expanding Tourism New Zealand’s role to include providing more visitor insights will benefit the whole tourism industry, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. In a report released today on the future role for the Government’s international tourism marketing ... More >>

Productivity Commission needs to rethink its approach

Friday, 20 September 2019, 10:57 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The Productivity Commission has correctly identified the challenges some local councils face in responding to visitor growth but needs to rethink its proposed solutions, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. More >>

Work visa changes to support NZ tourism employers

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 2:51 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Changes to the temporary work visa process should support New Zealand’s tourism industry to find the workers it needs, particularly in regions like Queenstown, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. More >>

Top tourism businesses named as Awards finalists

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 5:27 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Established tourism operators will go head to head with newer businesses in this year’s New Zealand Tourism Awards. The finalists for the most prestigious awards in New Zealand’s $39.1 billion tourism industry have been announced today. 37 finalists ... More >>

Tourism industry announces strategic priorities

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 4:16 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa has revealed five joint priority areas for immediate action with government agencies to ensure a sustainable tourism future for New Zealand. The key areas identified are: 1. Sustainable growth 2. Improved data and insight ... More >>

Tourism students awarded $4500 scholarships

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 12:46 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. More >>

Multi-million-dollar funding boost to encourage tourism

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 3:03 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development welcome today’s announcement by the Government that it is awarding $5.2 million from the new International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) to help promote and ... More >>



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