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TIA Media Releases

  • 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 2015

    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