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NZ And Australian Travellers Vital To NZ Hotel Survival

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 1:56 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Stimulation of domestic travel and opening the borders to Australia are the top priorities for hotels to remain open for the next 12 months, according to a new survey. The second New Zealand Hotel Market Sentiment Survey was undertaken by Horwath HTL ... More >>

Concession Relief Supports Tourism Survival

Friday, 26 June 2020, 3:31 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The waiving of Department of Conservation concession fees for 15 months is a huge relief for hundreds of tourism businesses, and will support their survival and recovery, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. The Government has announced that around 1000 tourism ... More >>

Drop Auckland Accommodation Rate, TIA Says

Friday, 19 June 2020, 3:48 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is calling for Auckland Council to drop the Accommodation Provider Targeted Rate permanently. In its submission on the Council’s Emergency Budget 2020-21, TIA says the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted Auckland’s ... More >>

Govt Must Focus On Tourism At Level 1

Monday, 8 June 2020, 3:49 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Government support must now focus on businesses still directly impacted by border restrictions at Alert Level 1, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa. TIA has welcomed the announcement this afternoon that New Zealand will move to Alert Level 1 at midnight ... More >>

Govt Tourism Funding To Help Regional Recovery

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 11:26 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Eligible tourism businesses need to act quickly to seek assistance from the Government’s Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. The Government has today released criteria for the STAPP and announced the first grants ... More >>

Progression Of Trans-Tasman Bubble Offers Lifeline To Tourism Industry

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 5:09 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

New Zealand must move quickly to make the most of Australians’ enthusiasm for trans-Tasman travel, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa. A proposed trans-Tasman border plan is advancing fast, with a draft to be presented to New Zealand and Australian ... More >>

Budget 2020 Sending Right Signals For Tourism Recovery

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 3:32 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Budget 2020 support for New Zealand’s devastated tourism businesses sends good signals that the Government has recognised the industry’s needs and will be an active partner in its recovery, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. “The Government ... More >>

Tourism Operators Excited To Host Kiwis Again

Monday, 11 May 2020, 5:13 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism operators are excited that they can start hosting Kiwis again from Thursday. Today’s announcement that travel within New Zealand can start again on Thursday is a huge relief that won’t come a day too soon for hundreds of businesses, Tourism ... More >>

Bleak Outlook For NZ Hotels

Monday, 11 May 2020, 1:09 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Business confidence among New Zealand’s hard-hit hotel sector is much bleaker than business confidence in general, according to a new survey. The New Zealand Hotel Market Sentiment Survey was undertaken by Horwath HTL and Tourism Industry Aotearoa ... More >>

TIA appoints new independent chair

Friday, 8 May 2020, 2:41 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s Board of Directors has appointed a new independent chair, Gráinne Troute. More >>

Tourism Operators Relieved To Get Back To Work

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 2:21 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Today’s announcement that travel within New Zealand will be allowed at COVID-19 Alert Level 2 is a huge relief to the tourism industry, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. “This is a sensible decision that will help save thousands of jobs and hundreds ... More >>

No Time To Lose In Allowing Safe NZ Travel

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 4:11 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

A new Reserve Bank assessment of the economic impact of COVID-19 underlines the importance of getting New Zealanders moving again. Economic impacts of COVID-19 containment measures forecasts an 8.8% reduction in New Zealand’s GDP output under Level 2 ... More >>

Alarming Impact Of COVID-19 On Tourism Industry Revealed

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 4:47 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

A survey by Tourism Industry Aotearoa has revealed the devastating impact of COVID-19 on New Zealand’s tourism industry and what individual businesses are doing to survive. TIA conducted the survey of its 1600 members to provide a comprehensive assessment ... More >>

Domestic Travel Must Be Permitted At L2

Friday, 1 May 2020, 11:15 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

New Zealanders can travel safely within our own country at Level 2 and must be allowed to do so, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. Keeping the tourism industry closed for weeks, if not months, longer until we reach Level 1 will put thousands of jobs and ... More >>

Auckland Hoteliers Relieved By Rates Decision

Friday, 17 April 2020, 12:22 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Auckland hotels and other commercial accommodation providers will be greatly relieved by the decision to suspend the city’s Accommodation Provider Targeted Rate (APTR) for a year, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa. Auckland Council’s Emergency Committee ... More >>

Tax relief will help but more support needed for tourism

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 12:49 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The new business support measures announced by the Government today will come as a relief to thousands of struggling tourism businesses, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. More >>

Private Sector Ready To Reimagine Tourism

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 1:46 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The tourism industry is ready and willing to join the Government in planning the future of tourism for New Zealand, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. TIA looks forward to actively participating in the project to reimagine the way tourism operates in ... More >>

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 >>