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TIA Media Releases

  • Tourism students awarded $4500 scholarships

    19 November 2020

    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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  • Lincoln University academic wins top tourism award

    18 Nov 2020

    Tourism’s most prestigious individual honour, the Sir Jack Newman Award, has been presented to a university academic for the first time.

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  • Tourism operators struggling with staffing

    17 Nov 2020

    Staffing is one of the biggest headaches for New Zealand tourism operators at present, even though their businesses continue to be impacted by the closed borders.

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  • Tourism industry reunites to revive and revitalise

    16 November 2020

    More than 300 tourism leaders and stakeholders will gather in Wellington tomorrow to focus on the revival and revitalisation of New Zealand’s tourism industry.

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  • Small business needs recognised by reference group

    9 November 2020

    A new group has been established by Tourism Industry Aotearoa to explore the challenges and opportunities facing small tourism businesses.

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  • TIA welcomes Nash to tourism portfolio

    2 November 2020

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa is welcoming the appointment of Stuart Nash as Minister of Tourism and looks forward to working with him on the industry’s recovery.

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  • Govt’s first 100 days critical to tourism

    19 October 2020

    In its first 100 days, the new Government must make plans to reopen New Zealand’s borders and issue a $200 domestic Travel Card to every Kiwi, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Tourism industry continues to need people

    12 Oct 2020

    While thousands of tourism jobs have been lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we must guard against future labour and skill shortages, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Improved data & research needed for tourism industry revival

    7 Oct 2020

    The dearth of data and research available to New Zealand’s tourism industry must be addressed to support its revival, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • TIA offers helping hand to adventure tourism operators

    2 October 2020

    Cash-strapped adventure tourism operators are being offered a helping hand by Tourism Industry Aotearoa so they can complete safety audits.

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  • Bold changes needed to grow conservation and tourism

    25 September 2020

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa is calling on the incoming Government to be bold in overhauling conservation legislation in the interests of both the natural environment and tourism.

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  • Pandemic offers unique opportunity to shape NZ tourism industry

    15 September 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic offers New Zealand a unique opportunity to shape a tourism industry that delivers real benefits for New Zealanders, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Government support needed to create great places to live and visit

    14 September 2020

    The next Government must give a revitalised tourism industry a central role in the recovery of New Zealand’s regions, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Flight restrictions causing school holiday uncertainty

    10 September 2020

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa is calling on the Government to loosen physical distancing requirements on domestic aircraft to give families the opportunity to make school holiday bookings.

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  • True partnership needed for tourism recovery

    4 September 2020

    When the new Government is elected, tourism operators will be looking for a clear signal that it is willing to work in close partnership on rebuilding the industry, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Tourism industry unites to revive and revitalise

    3 September 2020

    Air New Zealand’s Chief Executive Greg Foran is among notable speakers at this year’s Tourism Summit Aotearoa, a full-day event focusing on the revival and revitalisation of New Zealand’s tourism industry.

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  • Tourism industry redoubles sustainability efforts

    27 August 2020

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa has today unveiled a refreshed version of the sustainability platform for the industry – the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment-He Kupu Taurangi Kia Toitū Ai Te Tāpoitanga.

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  • Keeping New Zealand safe puts heavy burden on tourism operators

    24 August 2020

    While recognising that the extension of the COVID-19 Alert Levels is needed to protect the health of New Zealanders, it will put more pressure on tourism businesses around the country who are desperately trying to survive, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • New Govt must have the vision to revitalise tourism

    7 August 2020

    The incoming Government must have the vision to take bold decisions to fix issues that have long prevented tourism from delivering maximum benefit to New Zealanders, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Government job not yet done for tourism

    1 August 2020

    The tourism industry is feeling underwhelmed by the Government’s latest allocation of funding to support devastated tourism businesses, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Industry bodies unite to call for ongoing Govt assistance

    28 July 2020

    Industry organisations from across the tourism, travel, aviation, hospitality and event sectors have joined forces to plead for assurance about Government plans for ongoing support.

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  • Action plan for incoming Govt to revive tourism industry

    23 July 2020

    Priority actions for the incoming Government to revive and revitalise the tourism industry have been unveiled today by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • Staff retention top of mind for desperate tourism businesses

    17 July 2020

    Almost three quarters of tourism businesses want further wage support from government, according to a new survey by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • NZ and Australian travellers vital to NZ hotel survival

    1 July 2020

    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.

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  • Concession relief supports tourism survival

    26 June 2020

    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.

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  • Drop Auckland accommodation rate, TIA says

    19 June 2020

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa is calling for Auckland Council to drop the Accommodation Provider Targeted Rate permanently.

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  • Govt must focus on tourism at Level 1

    8 June 2020

    Government support must now focus on businesses still directly impacted by border restrictions at Alert Level 1, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • Govt tourism funding to help regional recovery

    4 June 2020

    Eligible tourism businesses need to act quickly to seek assistance from the Government’s Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Progression of trans-Tasman bubble offers lifeline to tourism industry

    27 May 2020

    New Zealand must move quickly to make the most of Australians’ enthusiasm for trans-Tasman travel, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • Monthly Hotel Benchmarking Programme now available to all hotels

    20 May 2020

    TIA is pleased to announce that the monthly Hotel Benchmarking Programme is now available to all hotels that want to participate.

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  • Budget 2020 sending right signals for tourism recovery

    14 May 2020

    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.

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  • Tourism operators excited to host Kiwis again

    11 May 2020

    Tourism operators are excited that they can start hosting Kiwis again from Thursday.

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  • Bleak outlook for NZ hotels

    11 May 2020

    Business confidence among New Zealand’s hard-hit hotel sector is much bleaker than business confidence in general, according to a new survey.

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  • TIA appoints new independent chair

    8 May 2020

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

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  • Tourism operators relieved to get back to work

    7 May 2020

    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.

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  • No time to lose in allowing safe NZ travel

    6 May 2020

    A new Reserve Bank assessment of the economic impact of COVID-19 underlines the importance of getting New Zealanders moving again.

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  • Alarming impact of COVID-19 on tourism industry revealed

    5 May 2020

    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.

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  • Domestic travel must be permitted at L2

    1 May 2020

    New Zealanders can travel safely within our own country at Level 2 and must be allowed to do so, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Auckland hoteliers relieved by rates decision

    17 April 2020

    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.

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  • Tax relief will help but more support needed for tourism businesses

    15 April 2020

    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.

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  • Private sector ready to reimagine tourism

    8 April 2020

    The tourism industry is ready and willing to join the Government in planning the future of tourism for New Zealand, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Tourism industry welcomes international visitor repatriation plan

    2 April 2020

    Tens of thousands of visitors to New Zealand will be relieved that they now have some chance of returning home before the lockdown ends, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • UK job furlough scheme should be copied in NZ

    21 March 2020

    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.

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  • Tourism businesses closing, laying off thousands

    19 March 2020

    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.

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  • TRENZ 2020 cancelled

    17 March 2020

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) and the Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust (TINZT) are deeply disappointed to announce the cancellation of TRENZ 2020.

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  • Govt support package is good start but tourism jobs still threatened

    17 March 2020

    The Government’s Business Continuity Package will come as immediate relief to tourism operators facing a devastating downturn, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • New event offers skills to help tourism businesses talk to communities

    10 February 2020

    Communications professionals will learn how to increase support for tourism through better storytelling at a new event coming to Auckland this March.

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  • Rates decision disappoints tourism industry

    7 February 2020

    The tourism industry is disappointed that Auckland hotels and other commercial accommodation providers will be forced to pay the city’s targeted rate following a High Court decision.

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