TIA Media

TIA Media Releases

  • Tourism viewed positively by most

    18 Jan 2018

    New Zealanders agree that international tourism is good for the country and are evenly split on whether New Zealand is attracting too few or too many international visitors.

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  • Councils encouraged to apply for tourism infrastructure funding

    15 Dec 2017

    Today’s announcement of a $14.9 million Government investment in tourism infrastructure will help regions benefit from the growth in tourism, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Tourism celebrates SH1 reopening

    15 Dec 2017

    New Zealand’s tourism industry is celebrating today’s reopening of State Highway 1 north of Kaikōura as an important step in the region’s recovery.

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  • Tourism making immense contribution to NZ

    13 Dec 2017

    The tourism industry’s immense contribution to New Zealand is reflected in new economic statistics, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Tourism students given financial boost

    14 Nov 2017

    Three Kiwi school-leavers planning a career in tourism each got a $2500 financial boost today as the recipients of the 2018 Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust (TINZT) Academic Scholarships.

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  • Tourism industry aims for sustainability

    14 Nov 2017

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa has today launched the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment, establishing eight Goals for the tourism industry to attain by 2025. Individual businesses are being invited to adopt 14 Commitments designed to support the industry to reach the Goals. A new website www.sustainabletourism.nz has also been launched today.

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  • Generating knowledge to support sustainable tourism

    13 Nov 2017

    A framework to lead and manage the insight available to New Zealand tourism operators and support sustainable growth of the $35 billion industry was launched by Tourism Industry Aotearoa today.

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  • Tourism’s benefits for NZ can grow: TIA Brief to the new Tourism Minister

    10 Nov 2017

    The tourism industry is delivering enormous benefits to New Zealand that can be maximised if the new Government works in partnership with the private sector, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Industry pleased Tourism staying on front bench

    25 Oct 2017

    New Zealand’s $35 billion tourism industry is pleased that Deputy Labour Leader Kelvin Davis will take the tourism portfolio in the incoming Government.

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  • Refreshed line-up for TIA Board

    24 Oct 2017

    Three new Directors are joining the Board of Tourism Industry Aotearoa, to help steer the direction of New Zealand’s biggest export sector.

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  • Watershed release for NZ cruise sector

    18 Oct 2017

    New government statistics about New Zealand cruise visitors will reaffirm the size and importance of the cruise sector, the New Zealand Cruise Association says.

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  • Supreme Tourism Award winner an entrepreneurial success story

    7 Sept 2017

    The brainchild of the entrepreneurial Ryan Sanders and a business that has achieved exceptional growth over the past 10 years, Haka Tourism Group has won the tourism industry’s highest accolade, the Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Award.

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  • Tourism backs Water Conservation Order for Hawke’s Bay rivers

    24 Aug 2017

    Granting a Water Conservation Order for the Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers would benefit the tourism industry as well as protect the rivers, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Tourism welcomes farming’s swimmable river pledge

    22 Aug 2017

    The tourism industry is welcoming today’s pledge by farming leaders to make all New Zealand rivers swimmable.

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  • TIA partners with local WeChat service provider PayPlus

    18 Aug 2017

    A new marketing partnership between Tourism Industry Aotearoa and PayPlus NZ will give New Zealand tourism operators direct access to the huge Chinese visitor market through WeChat, a powerful social media mobile app.

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  • Tourism industry supports call for better biodiversity management

    17 Aug 2017

    Protection of New Zealand’s unique biodiversity is imperative to our social and economic future, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Fresh water clean-up a good start but more work needed

    9 Aug 2017

    The allocation of Government funding of $44 million to clean up 100 New Zealand rivers and lakes is a good start to improving fresh water quality but a lot more needs to be done, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Grants to help grow domestic tourism

    7 Aug 2017

    Three tourism operators are aiming to grow their domestic market share after winning $4000 marketing grants from Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • TIA urges communities to apply for tourism funding

    3 August 2017

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa is encouraging councils and community organisations to apply for new Government funding to help them maximise the benefits of tourism for their communities.

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  • Govt has listened to tourism industry concerns about work visa changes

    27 July 2017

    New Zealand’s fast growing tourism industry is pleased the Government has listened to its concerns about the proposed changes to temporary work visas.

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  • NZ Tourism Awards finalists revealed

    24 July 2017

    Twenty-four leading tourism operators and stakeholders have been announced today as finalists in the 2017 New Zealand Tourism Awards – the $35 billion tourism industry’s most prestigious awards.

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  • NZ Hotel Industry Awards – women wow judges

    21 July 2017

    Women have dominated this year’s New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards, winning seven of the 10 individual awards, including the General Manager, Senior Hotel Executive and Outstanding Young Hotel Executive of the Year.

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    To see copies of earlier TIA media releases email TIA Communications Manager Ann-Marie Johnson, ann-marie.johnson@tia.org.nz