Recent Submissions

New submissions

  • Consultation on Immigration Fees and Levies

    Submission to Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment - 20 July 2018

    TIA wants to see improvements in Immigration New Zealand's fiscal and operational management to avoid more increases in immigration fees and levies. We strongly oppose increasing the Border Clearance Levy to include services at the border provided by INZ.

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  • Consultation on an Electronic Travel Authority

    Submission to Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment - 20 July 2018

    TIA supports the introduction of the Electronic Travel Authority but warns that there are serious risks to New Zealand’s reputation if its introduction is rushed or poorly implemented. Development of the ETA must carefully consider impacts on the visitor experience and, where possible, it should provide for tourism-related data to be gathered.

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  • Consultation on International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy

    Submission to Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment - 20 July 2018

    Proceeds from the proposed International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) must be targeted to areas and issues where it will make the most difference to the visitor experience, TIA says. Tourism operators are prepared to accept the new levy but support will be conditional on the final design of the scheme.

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  • Consultation on the International Education Strategy 2018-2030

    Submission to the International Education Strategy 2018-2030 - 22 June 2018

    TIA is pleased to see that the strategy acknowledges the alignment between international
    education and tourism. We highlighted several areas where the connection between tourism and education could be strengthened, including promoting safer driving and encouraging regional dispersal.

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  • Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill

    Submission to Governance and Administration Select Committee - 25 May 2018

    TIA welcomes the reinstatement of the four aspects of well-being to Local Government. Our submission says this will give communities and councils a stronger role in leading and determining their priorities and Councils would be able to take up the important role of regional economic development. We would be concerned, however, if there were an increase in commercial rates as a result of the restoration of the four aspects of well-being.

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  • Consultation on the Draft Investment Assessment Framework to support 2018-21 National Land Transport Plan

    Submission to New Zealand Transport Agency - 18 May 2018

    While we noted a number of gaps in the GPS we were overall pleased to see the strong consideration given to tourism within that document. This submission builds on this in in the context of informing and prioritising the land transport investment, focusing on four areas - cars & mode neutrality; tourism insight; visiting drivers programme; NZTA - tourism planning.

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  • Government Policy Statement on Land Transport

    Submission to the Minister of Transport - 2 May 2018

    In previous consultation on the GPS, we expressed concern that the GPS did not adequately reflect the impact of the tourism industry on New Zealand’s land transport and the land transport requirements of the tourism industry. We are pleased to see that some of the previous provided feedback has been acknowledged in this draft GPS on Land Transport. However, we still have concerns that the Government does not fully understand the impact of the tourism industry on New Zealand’s land transport and its land transport requirements.

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  • Council Long Term Plans 2018-2028

    TIA is submitting on Council long-term plans to highlight the value of tourism to the regions, what the tourism industry is doing to deliver greater benefits to communities and address challenges, and opportunities for local government. See Local Government submissions to see the submissions as they are made.

  • Employment Relations Amendment Bill

    Submission to the Education and Workforce Select Committee - 13 April 2018

    TIA’s submission on the Employment Relations Amendment Bill highlights concerns around a number of issues, including increased compliance processes employers must follow, meal and rest break entitlements and restrictions on 90 day trials. We have also stressed the need for unions to recognise the benefits that the tourism industry provides for employees and support this environment.

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  • Consultation on the proposed Joint Business Agreement between American Airlines and Qantas Airways

    Submission to the US Department of Transportation - 23 March 2018

    TIA supports approval for an expanded joint business agreement between American Airlines and Qantas to better serve customers flying between North America and Australia/New Zealand. The joint business would be beneficial to New Zealand as it could lead to lower fares, better connections and improved route offerings.

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  • Consultation – Cost Recovery Proposals targeting 1 July 2018 Proposal 2: Extend the Border Clearance Levy Period

    Submission to the Ministry for Primary Industries - 21 March 2018

    Overall, TIA is supportive in principle of changing the levy period to up to 36 months due to the stability it provides for operators. However, we do have a number of concerns we'd like addressed.

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  • Application for authorisation of the Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines Strategic Alliance

    Feedback to the Ministry of Transport - 16 Mar 2018

    TIA supports approval of the Application for authorisation of the Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines Strategic Alliance. Growing sustainable air connectivity is a key theme of the Tourism 2025 growth framework and is seen as a crucial enabler of New Zealand’s visitor industry.

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  • Queenstown Lakes District Proposed District Plan, Section 32 Evaluation, Stage 2 Components October 2017, for Visitor Accommodation

    Submission to Queenstown Lakes District Council - 23 Feb 2018

    TIA welcomes the proactive approach by QLD on this issue. However, we recommend QLDC withdraw the current proposal as the objectives it set will not be reached. A revised proposal should be put out for consultation that includes measures, rules and regulations that would actually achieve the proposed objectives.

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  • Auckland Transport Alignment Project

    Feedback to the Ministry of Transport - 15 Feb 2018

    As the most visited region and gateway to New Zealand, a significant gap in Auckland's road transport infrastructure from a tourism perspective can potentially affect a large number of visitors.

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