Thursday, 16 May 2013
Steady trading enjoyed by Queenstown hoteliers
Queenstown hotels enjoyed a year of steady trading in 2012 with domestic leisure, event and conference business returning to normal patterns following Rugby World Cup 2011 and the Christchurch earthquake which caused significant disruption to visitor flows around the South Island in 2011.
Thursday, 2 May 2013
Business improvement a focus for The Great Adventure
A one-day conference next week will offer adventure and outdoor tourism operators a rare opportunity to meet up and gather information to help them run successful businesses.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Tourism showcase to return to Auckland in 2014
TRENZ, New Zealand’s biggest annual international tourism showcase, will return to Auckland in 2014, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) announced today.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Steady trading enjoyed by Auckland hoteliers
Auckland hotels enjoyed a year of steady trading in 2012 with leisure, corporate and conference business returning to normal patterns following Rugby World Cup 2011.
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
China luxury award win a boon for NZ tourism industry
New Zealand’s recognition as a luxury destination by Chinese travellers shows efforts to attract more affluent visitors from this market are starting to gain traction, says Martin Snedden, Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) Chief Executive.
Thursday, 24 January 2013
Adventure tourism operators win ACC levy cuts
A large number of adventure and outdoor tourism operators are looking forward to a reduction in their ACC levies following a review of their risk levels instigated by the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA).
Friday, 21 December 2012
Free WiFi helps promote NZ visitor experience
Telecom’s trial of free WiFi at holiday hotspots around New Zealand is being welcomed by the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA).
Thursday, 20 December 2012
Responsible camping work to continue over summer
Tourism operators and communities around the country are being asked to help ensure freedom campers behave responsibly this summer.
Friday, 14 December 2012
New data shows tourism benefits to communities
New information released today will help highlight the value of the visitor industry to every community around the country, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says.
Monday, 10 December 2012
Kiwis ready to head away for summer break
New Zealand’s holiday hotspots will be humming over the Christmas and New Year holiday period, with close to half the population planning to head away for a break.
Friday, 7 December 2012
New campervan research valuable to NZ
New research into the contribution campervan tourism makes to New Zealand’s economy is a valuable addition to the industry’s knowledge base, Tourism Industry Association (TIA) Chief Executive Martin Snedden says.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Tourism operators welcome visitors back to Tongariro
The Tongariro region has more to offer visitors than ever and local tourism operators are encouraging them to see what all the excitement is about.
Monday, 26 November 2012
101 Must-Do's boost vital domestic travel
While New Zealand’s scenic wonders are winning international attention as the setting for The Hobbit, it’s great to see New Zealanders also appreciate their own country, Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) Chief Executive Martin Snedden says.
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Forecasts predict solid growth but structural shift in tourism
Tourism is set to recover from its current slowdown due to the continuing strength of Australia and a growing Chinese market, new forecasts released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment predict.
Thursday, 15 November 2012
China visa liberalisation important to growing tourism
Progressive streamlining of Chinese visitor visa processes will be one important key to growing this increasingly significant visitor market, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says.
Friday, 19 October 2012
Auckland set to dazzle international travel trade
Influential international travel trade representatives and media are being invited to enjoy a new side of Auckland when they arrive to meet New Zealand’s top tourism operators next April.
Thursday, 18 October 2012
Capital earthquake work vital for tourism
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Back to normal for hotels in September
A year on from Rugby World Cup 2011, hoteliers are counting both gains and losses when they compare this September with the same period of 2011.
Monday, 15 October 2012
Adventure tourism forums highlight safety
Adventure tourism and commercial outdoor operators are being offered support to ensure their visitor activities are as safe as possible before the peak season gets underway.
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Film industry a valuable boost to tourism
Films produced in New Zealand such as The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are great for the country’s tourism industry, boost the entire economy and can leave a valuable legacy that lasts for years, says the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA).
Young Canterbury entrepreneur wins Tourism Industry Award
His refusal to be beaten by the Christchurch earthquakes and subsequent visitor downturn has contributed to a Canterbury tourism operator being awarded the 2012 PATA Young Tourism Entrepreneur Award.
Award recognises cruise leader's contribution
A man who has made a massive contribution to the growth of the cruise ship sector in New Zealand has been recognised by the tourism industry.
Monday, 1 October 2012
Cruising to economic growth
With the 2012-13 cruise season about to get underway, new figures reveal the sector is set to continue its run of very strong growth in New Zealand.
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Mondayise holidays to boost tourism economy: TIA
Providing a holiday on Monday when Waitangi Day and Anzac Day fall on a weekend will stimulate domestic tourism, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says.
Thursday, 20 September 2012
Airline announcement boost for tourism
Travel by New Zealand’s two most important visitor markets – New Zealanders and Australians – will be boosted by today’s announcement that Jetstar is increasing its services, Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) Chief Executive Martin Snedden says.
Monday, 17 September 2012
Tourism's rising stars named
Three of the tourism industry’s rising stars have been named as finalists in the PATA Young Tourism Entrepreneur Award for 2012.
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
New ATEED tourism campaign shows leadership - Snedden
A major new campaign to attract more Kiwi holidaymakers to Auckland and create more wealth for the city highlights the importance of domestic tourism to New Zealand, says Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) Chief Executive Martin Snedden.
Friday, 17 August 2012
Jet boat licences another boost for adventure tourism safety
Today’s launch of the new mandatory driver licence for commercial jet boat drivers operating on rivers is a mark of the professionalism and maturity of the sector, says the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand Chief Executive Martin Snedden.
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
TRENZ 2012 grows NZ tourism industry
Four intensive days of business interactions in May will earn as much as $149 million for New Zealand’s economy, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says.
Thursday, 9 August 2012
Tourism must 'think different', Snedden says
New tourism chief Martin Snedden is encouraging industry players to “Think Different” and come up with new ways to grow the visitor economy and address long-standing challenges.