TIA champions the Tourism 2025 framework which aspires to align the industry and grow annual tourism revenue to $41 billion by 2025 by growing value faster than volume.
Since Tourism 2025 was launched in March 2014, tourism growth has exceeded all forecasts. Tourism was worth $29.8 billion in the year to March 2015. The official measurement for the year to March 2016 is expected to be in excess of $32 billion when released later this year.
Tourism businesses are enjoying record resulting and reaping the financial gains from this growth. Communities across New Zealand are also benefitting, with more jobs, more economic activity and with the vibrancy that visitors bring as they travel around the country.
The environment has changed quite significantly since Tourism 2025 was launched, and the welcome growth being achieved throws up its own set of challenges that need to be factored into the industry’s thinking as we progress towards our $41 billion aspiration.
Tourism 2025 Two Years On
In May 2016 we released Tourism 2025 - Two Years On, reaffirming the Tourism 2025 growth framework and its five themes:
- Target for Value
- Visitor Experience
- Air Connectivity
Tourism 2025 - Two Years On reinforces that continuing efforts are needed to grow shoulder and off-peak travel, and improve regional dispersal.
It also gives increased attention to capacity and infrastructure development, to ensure New Zealand has the facilities needed for sustainable tourism growth.
It identifies around 30 priority areas for advancement for the next two years, for both the government and the private sector.
Industry Performance Scorecard
An updated Industry Performance Scorecard will be released at TIA's Tourism Summit Aotearoa in Wellington on 9 November 2016. The scorecard will measure progress towards the 2025 $41 billion aspirational goal. Read the 2015 Scorecard.
Tourism 2025 in action
Read the Tourism 2025 blog to see how tourism operators large and small and government agencies are putting Tourism 2025 into action.