TIA Media

TIA Media Releases

  • Kiwis agree - tourism and its benefit to communities continue to be good for New Zealand

    16 Jan 2020

    93 percent of New Zealanders continue to agree that international tourism is good for New Zealand, according to the latest Mood of the Nation research released today.

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  • NZ hotels record solid year in 2019

    14 January 2020

    New Zealand hotels recorded a solid year in 2019, with the same national occupancy level as 2018, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Environmental report makes valuable contribution to NZ tourism future

    18 December 2019

    The primary goal of tourism is to benefit Aotearoa, so the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s new report is a valuable contribution to achieving the future New Zealanders want, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Tourism industry will sleep better without bed tax

    12 December 2019

    The Productivity Commission has dropped its support for local bed taxes and has accepted Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s position that international visitors are already more than paying their way, primarily through the GST system.

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  • Tourism businesses see sustainability as top priority

    6 December 2019

    2019 has been a transitional year for the tourism industry, with a move into a slower phase of the business cycle and a clear industry commitment to sustainability.

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  • Tourism award in the bag for young entrepreneurs

    5 December 2019

    Timaru students who launched a reusable bag to encourage responsible camping have taken home the first ever YES National Excellence Tourism Award.

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  • Tourism Industry Aotearoa forms new partnership with Marsh

    4 December 2019

    A new partnership has been agreed between Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) and Marsh New Zealand.

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  • Healthy waterways debate must include tourism

    31 October 2019

    Urgent work needs to be done to understand the value of healthy waterways to the New Zealand tourism industry.

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  • Hotel group wins Supreme Tourism Award

    24 October 2019

    A New Zealand hotel group that is excelling as an employer and in environmental sustainability is the winner of the tourism industry’s highest accolade, the Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Award.

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  • Hotel management students receive boost from industry

    22 Oct 2019

    The inaugural winners of the New Zealand Hotel Industry Scholarships have been announced.

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  • Tourism industry welcomes insights plan for Tourism New Zealand

    30 Sep 2019

    Expanding Tourism New Zealand’s role to include providing more visitor insights will benefit the whole tourism industry, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Productivity Commission needs to rethink its approach

    20 Sept 2019

    The Productivity Commission has correctly identified the challenges some local councils face in responding to visitor growth but needs to rethink its proposed solutions, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Work visa changes to support NZ tourism employers

    17 Sept 2019

    Changes to the temporary work visa process should support New Zealand’s tourism industry to find the workers it needs, particularly in regions like Queenstown, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Top tourism businesses named as Awards finalists

    3 September 2019

    Established tourism operators will go head to head with newer businesses in this year’s New Zealand Tourism Awards.

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  • Tourism industry announces strategic priorities

    3 September 2019

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa has revealed five joint priority areas for immediate action with government agencies to ensure a sustainable tourism future for New Zealand.

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  • Tourism students awarded $4500 scholarships

    3 September 2019

    Two tertiary students have each received a $4500 boost to help them complete their final year of study and prepare for their prospective careers in the tourism industry.

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  • Sustainable tourism initiative nominated for award

    30 August 2019

    The Sustainable Business Network has put Tourism Industry Aotearoa forward as a finalist for the ‘Communicating for Change’ category for its work in implementing the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment (TSC). This category recognises organisations for communicating sustainability through effective use of channels and audiences, with measurable results.

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  • Multi-million-dollar funding boost to encourage more Kiwis to go with tourism

    14 Aug 2019

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development welcome today’s announcement by the Government that it is awarding $5.2 million from the new International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) to help promote and attract talent into the visitor economy through the expansion of the Go with Tourism initiative.

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  • TIA and Enviro-Mark Solutions form new partnership

    12 August 2019

    A new partnership between Tourism Industry Aotearoa and Enviro-Mark Solutions will support tourism operators to measure, manage and reduce their climate and environmental impacts.

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  • Applications open for new hotel scholarship

    31 July 2019

    Applications are open for a new scholarship for students entering their final year of study towards a career in hotel management.

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  • Christchurch region tourism operators discussing their future

    31 July 2019

    Tourism operators are today Discussing Tourism in Christchurch at the final 2019 regional forum organised by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • Southern tourism operators discussing their future

    29 July 2019

    Tourism operators are today Discussing Tourism in Queenstown at the third of the 2019 series of regional forums organised by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • Summit focus on tourism’s contribution to NZ

    26 July 2019

    Shaping tourism’s contribution to New Zealand’s future will come under the spotlight at the 2019 Tourism Summit Aotearoa, taking place in Wellington on 3-4 September.

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  • Auckland tourism operators discussing their future

    24 July 2019

    Tourism operators are today Discussing Tourism in Auckland at the second of the 2019 series of regional forums organised by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • Central North Island tourism operators discussing their future

    22 July 2019

    Tourism operators from across the central North Island are today Discussing Tourism in Tauranga at the first of the 2019 series of regional forums organised by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • Tourism businesses can encourage sustainable behaviour among travellers

    8 July 2019

    New research offers more incentive for tourism businesses to become more sustainable and share their efforts with international visitors, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Tourism industry disappointed at bed tax proposal

    4 July 2019

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa agrees that local authorities need a helping hand to support the growth of tourism, but is disappointed that the Productivity Commission has defaulted to a bed tax.

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  • Earlier media releases

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