TIA Media

TIA Media Releases

  • 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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  • New venues will add to Capital vibrancy

    30 June 2017

    In a week when visitors to Wellington are painting the town red, the city’s hoteliers are throwing their support behind plans to attract more travellers to the Capital.

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  • NZ Hotel Industry Awards – 33 finalists named

    27 June 2017

    The finalists in the New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards have been revealed and five regions dominate the line-up – Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

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  • Growing job vacancies in tourism & hospitality

    21 June 2017

    New job vacancy data illustrates the difficulties tourism and hospitality businesses are facing to find good staff, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Hotel conference explores the future

    20 June 2017

    From collaborative cooking areas to robotic concierges and living hotels that look different every time you visit, the latest in hotel design and service trends will feature at next month’s New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference.

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  • Discussing Tourism around the country

    19 June 2017

    Tourism businesses around New Zealand are being invited to discuss the big challenges and opportunities facing them and their region at a series of events organised by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • New toilets provide comfort for communities & visitors

    8 June 2017

    Small communities across the country will be better placed to respond to growing visitor numbers following today’s announcement that the Government will invest $5.2 million in 28 new infrastructure projects – almost all toilets.

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  • Good information key to managing freedom camping behaviour

    7 June 2017

    Ensuring travellers continue to get plenty of good information on freedom camping rules and etiquette will be a priority for next summer, the New Zealand Responsible Camping Forum says.

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  • Auckland accommodation rate decision disappointing

    1 June 2017

    Today’s decision by Auckland Council to proceed with the targeted rate on commercial accommodation providers is extremely disappointing, the tourism industry says.

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  • Tourism industry backs bird report

    31 May 2017

    New Zealand’s tourism industry is throwing its support behind efforts to preserve our unique bird species.

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  • Auckland Council may be unable to vote on proposed targeted rate

    31 May 2017

    Auckland Council has failed to follow required legal processes and putting the controversial commercial accommodation targeted rate to the vote tomorrow could be in breach of the law.

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  • Tightening working visa rules tough on tourism

    29 May 2017

    A Government proposal to tighten immigration rules doesn’t take into account the challenges New Zealand’s $35 billion tourism industry faces in attracting staff, particularly in visitor hotspots and during the peak season.

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  • Auckland hotels & motels can’t add surcharge to cover targeted rate costs

    28 May 2017

    Auckland commercial accommodation providers can’t legally pass the costs of a targeted rate to their guests as a surcharge, a new legal opinion says.

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  • Replacing the targeted rate

    23 May 2017

    The Auckland Mayor’s office is offering to replace the controversial targeted rate on commercial accommodation providers, but wants the sector to wear the substantial cost for a year.

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  • Dunedin to host TRENZ for the first time

    12 May 2017

    TRENZ, New Zealand’s biggest annual international tourism showcase, will be held in Dunedin for the first time in 2018, Tourism Industry Aotearoa announced today.

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  • Govt tourism support package a step in right direction

    11 May 2017

    The Government’s new Tourism Infrastructure Fund is a step in the right direction, says TIA. At TRENZ 2017 today, Tourism Minister Paula Bennett announced new Government funding to support the booming tourism industry.

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  • Entries open for NZ Tourism Awards 2017

    10 May 2017

    Entries open today for the prestigious New Zealand Tourism Awards 2017, with competition expected to be fierce given the record results the industry is achieving.

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  • Actions to supercharge tourism success

    10 May 2017

    Priority actions for the incoming Government to supercharge the tourism industry’s success have been unveiled by TIA.

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  • Tourism’s big event starts today – TRENZ 2017

    9 May 2017

    Around 1200 international and New Zealand delegates have arrived in Auckland to attend TRENZ 2017 (9-12 May), the tourism industry’s annual showcase, worth tens of millions of dollars to the country.

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  • Mayor should stick to the facts

    7 May 2017

    Auckland’s Mayor should stick to the facts and start working with the accommodation sector, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Targeted rate still unfair

    5 May 2017

    Mayor Phil Goff’s review of the Auckland targeted rate on properties providing commercial accommodation has only succeeded in making the proposal even more inequitable, TIA says.

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  • Auckland to host tourism activity extravaganza

    3 May 2017

    Auckland will host hundreds of influential international tourism representatives next week to an afternoon of exciting activities, ranging from a face to face encounter with a shark to an afternoon of decadence at a local hotel.

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  • Luxury travel insights on the TRENZ breakfast menu

    28 April 2017

    New Zealand tourism operators attending TRENZ 2017 (9-12 May, Auckland) will get invaluable insider insight into the minds of luxury American travellers and how to attract these high-value visitors.

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  • Hotel sector gears up for big July – conference and awards

    27 April 2017

    A valuable contributor to the country’s $35 billion tourism industry, the hotel sector is gearing up for a big July, with the annual New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference on in Auckland 19-20 July, culminating with a gala Awards dinner.

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  • Clear support among public for tourism

    21 Apr 2017

    The public is right behind the tourism industry with almost all New Zealanders agreeing that international tourism is good for the country, as shown by the latest research from Tourism New Zealand and Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • New products set to wow at TRENZ 2017

    20 Apr 2017

    A world first extreme adventure activity, operators taking visitors off the beaten track and an upscale hotel returning to Christchurch are amongst the new tourism products that will be on show at TRENZ 2017.

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  • Social media connects with freedom campers

    19 Apr 2017

    A social media campaign targeting young freedom campers has been an outstanding success, attracting 2.4 million views over the summer.

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  • Major study identifies tourism infrastructure priorities

    12 Apr 2017

    More visitor accommodation is the highest priority infrastructure needed to support the future growth of New Zealand’s booming tourism industry, new research has found.

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  • Government right to rule out tourist tax

    3 April 2017

    The Government is right to rule out another ‘tourist tax’ charged at the border, recognising the billions of dollars international visitors already inject into the New Zealand economy, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa Chief Executive Chris Roberts.

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  • International tourism Buyers eager for TRENZ 2017

    30 March 2017

    New Zealand’s continuing popularity as a visitor destination is fuelling demand for international travel and tourism Buyers wanting to come to TRENZ 2017, our $35 billion tourism industry’s most important international business event.

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  • Auckland Council needs to accept facts and drop targeted rate proposal

    27 March 2017

    Auckland Council’s proposed $28 million targeted rate on commercial accommodation would have massive unintended consequences for the city and must be dropped, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Goal to grow high value China tourism

    27 Mar 2017

    The package of measures announced today to support tourism from China recognises the importance of this market for New Zealand’s tourism industry, and the need to keep evolving in order to get the best value from it, according to Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • New trade focus to benefit tourism

    24 March 2017

    The Government’s new focus on services exports will benefit tourism – New Zealand’s largest export sector, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Fresh water vital to tourism industry growth

    23 Feb 2017

    The tourism industry is pleased that the Government has recognised fresh water’s value to the visitor economy, and is hopeful that this can be realised via its new water quality targets.

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  • Tourism industry aims to maintain record growth

    31 January 2017

    New Zealand was just 61 visitors away from reaching the milestone of 3.5 million international visitors for 2016, with those visitors making a vital contribution to New Zealand’s economy.

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  • Social media campaign reaches freedom campers

    20 Jan 2017

    A social media campaign targeting young freedom campers is proving highly successful in its first month.

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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