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TIA Appoints New Chief Executive

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 1:42 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Chief Executive, Rebecca Ingram. TIA Chair Gráinne Troute says she is delighted to make such a high-calibre appointment to the role. “Rebecca’s experience in tourism, ... More >>

TRENZ Hui Moves To Eden Park For 2022

Thursday, 23 December 2021, 11:20 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

For the first time ever, Auckland’s Eden Park will host TRENZ Hui, New Zealand’s premier international tourism business event, next year. It’s exciting that one of Auckland’s biggest visitor drawcards will become the venue for working on the ... More >>

International Recognition For Tourism Sustainability Commitment

Monday, 13 December 2021, 5:08 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

A New Zealand programme that supports tourism operators to become more sustainable has gained international recognition. The New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment has won the 2021 Skål International Sustainable Tourism Award in the Educational ... More >>

Tourism Industry Backs Conservation Law Changes

Friday, 10 December 2021, 4:15 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is pleased the Minister of Conservation is taking the first steps to address long-standing problems in conservation law. Minister Kiritapu Allen has announced a roadmap that sets out a workplan for the next four years to ... More >>

New Statistics Show Devastating COVID Impact On Tourism

Friday, 10 December 2021, 1:23 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The devastating impact of the pandemic on Aotearoa New Zealand’s tourism industry has been officially measured for the first time, with today’s release of the Tourism Satellite Account for the year ended March 2021. The TSA is the official annual measurement ... More >>

Many Challenges Ahead For Tourism In 2022

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 4:52 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

A recently formed network of tourism sector associations is warning its members that 2022 is set to be just as challenging as 2020 and 2021. The Tourism Association Network was established earlier this year by Tourism Industry Aotearoa as a forum ... More >>

Freedom Camping Rule Changes Heading In Right Direction

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 12:02 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Proposed new freedom camping laws are an opportunity to ease community concerns and create a stronger approach to managing camping around the country, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. Tourism Minister Stuart Nash has today announced that he will introduce ... More >>

Tourism’s Bright Future Shines At New Zealand Tourism Awards

Monday, 29 November 2021, 8:27 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Outstanding tourism businesses and individuals who are leading the way in creating the future of New Zealand’s tourism industry have been recognised in the industry’s most respected annual awards. Award winners were finally revealed at an online event ... More >>

Tourism Industry Challenge To Cut Carbon

Monday, 29 November 2021, 4:11 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Aotearoa New Zealand’s tourism industry is being challenged to lead the fight to reduce carbon emissions, with a major new initiative announced at Tourism Summit Aotearoa today. The Tourism Carbon Challenge urges every tourism business to measure ... More >>

Recovery Roadmap Released For Tourism

Monday, 29 November 2021, 9:48 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

New projections for the recovery of New Zealand tourism suggest that it could be 2024 before the industry gets close to its ‘new normal’. Tourism Industry Aotearoa has released a Tourism Industry Roadmap to an online audience of more than 400 at ... More >>

Online Tourism Events Look To The Future

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 2:40 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

For the first time ever Aotearoa New Zealand’s tourism industry is gathering online for its major annual Summit and Awards celebration. More than 400 tourism operators and stakeholders from around the country will attend Tourism Summit Aotearoa online ... More >>

TINZT Tourism Academic Scholarship 2022 Recipients Announced

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 2:29 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Two students heading towards their final year of tertiary study have been selected as recipients for the 2022 Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust (TINZT) Tourism Academic Scholarship. Second year tourism students Megan Clarke (Victoria University) and ... More >>

Pandemic Affects Domestic Travel But Satisfaction Stays High

Monday, 22 November 2021, 11:53 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Fewer New Zealanders have travelled to attend events around Aotearoa in the last year, with new research showing the impact of lockdowns on domestic travel. However, the number of Kiwis taking domestic holidays did not change, with three out of four ... More >>

A Glimmer Of Light At The End Of The Tunnel For Tourism Operators

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 4:27 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Today’s announcement that the Auckland boundary restrictions will be eased before Christmas is the first glimmer of light at the end of a long, dark tunnel for tourism operators both in the city and right around the country, Tourism Industry Aotearoa ... More >>

TIA Disappointed By Premature Return Of Concession Fees

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 11:39 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The Department of Conservation’s announcement today that the concession activity fee waiver will end on 31 December is hugely disappointing, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa. “The decision may well lead to tourism operators choosing to withdraw ... More >>

Caution Needed Around Adventure Tourism Proposals

Monday, 8 November 2021, 10:45 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism operators are managing natural hazard risks within their businesses but some practices could be improved without loading significant cost burdens onto operators, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa. <img src="" ... More >>

Tourism Operators Need More Border Certainty

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 3:28 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The slight easing of border restrictions for some international travellers is a small step in the right direction but tourism operators need more certainty about the Government’s plans for reconnecting New Zealand with the world, Tourism Industry ... More >>

Two Major Tourism Events Move Online For 2021

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 2:57 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

This year’s Tourism Summit Aotearoa and New Zealand Tourism Awards are transforming into innovative online events, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa. Originally planned for 1 September and then rescheduled to 29 November in Kirikiriroa Hamilton, TIA ... More >>

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 >>