Submissions

New submissions

  • Submission to Tasman District Council on the Draft Long-Term Plan 2021-2031

    24 April 2021

    TIA welcomes the opportunity to comment on the draft LongTerm Plan 2021-2031 for Tasman District Council. This submission comprises two parts. Part One provides a general perspective on tourism at a regional level. Part Two
    provides specific feedback on the draft Long-Term Plan.

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  • Submission to Gisborne District Council on the Draft Long-Term Plan 2021-2031

    21 April 2021

    TIA welcomes the opportunity to comment on the draft LongTerm Plan 2021-2031 for Gisborne District Council. This submission comprises two parts. Part One provides a general perspective on tourism at a regional level. Part Two provides specific feedback on the draft Long-Term Plan.

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  • Submission to Queenstown Lakes District Council on the Draft Long-Term Plan 2021-2031

    April 2021

    TIA welcomes the opportunity to comment on the draft Long-Term Plan 2021-2031 for Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC). This submission
    comprises two parts. Part One provides a general perspective on tourism at a regional level. Part Two provides specific feedback on the draft Long-Term Plan.

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  • Climate Change Commission - 2021 Draft Advice for Consultation

    28 March 2021

    TIA strongly supports the intent and the substance of the material contained in the Commission’s draft Advice. The Advice will provide the Government with a clear way forward to activate the entire New Zealand system towards achieving our emission reduction targets. We support the 2050 goal and first three emissions budgets. Our key question is: are we going far enough, quickly enough; are we being ambitious enough?

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  • Department of Conservation: Review of the Percentage Revenue Framework

    26 March 2021

    The mechanisms that set the fees paid by concessionaires on conservation lands are a critical matter for these operators. TIA's submission seeks a system that is based on clear principles, takes into account the operating realities of operators and is simple to work with.

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  • Submission to Auckland Council on the Draft Long-Term Plan 2021-2031

    17 March 2021

    TIA welcomes the opportunity to comment on the draft Long-Term Plan 2021-2031 for Auckland Council. This submission comprises two parts. Part one provides a general perspective on tourism at a regional level. Part two provides specific feedback on the draft Long-term Plan.

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  • Qantas and JAL Joint Business Agreement submission

    26 February 2021

    TIA welcomes the opportunity to comment on the application from Qantas and Japan Airlines Co Ltd to establish a Joint Business Agreement to enable them to establish air capacity on the Japan/Australia/New Zealand routes.

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  • Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill

    28 January 2021

    TIA supports the proposal to increase minimum sick leave provisions for employees but is calling on the Government to provide support for employers who will face additional costs.

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  • Thames-Coromandel District Council pre-consultation proposals

    11 December 2020

    TIA has submitted on Thames-Coromandel District Council pre-consultation proposals as part of the Councils’ development of the Long-term Plan 2021-2031. The Council is proposing to change how tourism promotion is funded in the region.

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  • Milford Opportunities Project feedback

    3 December 2020

    TIA's comment on the shortlist of ideas for the Milford Opportunities Project Masterplan. The Milford corridor is a key tourism asset for New Zealand and we support the development of the Masterplan.

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  • The Future of New Zealand Tourism - Tourism Futures Taskforce

    15 September 2020

    TIA's major submission to the Tourism Futures Taskforce outlines our vision for a world-leading sustainable tourism industry that benefits all New Zealanders. It sets out 22 potential solutions in 16 areas that are crucial to the future of tourism. The submission is supported by seven in-depth papers (see links on pg 21) setting out TIA’s views on a range of important topics.

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  • Restated Joint Business Agreement between Qantas and American Airlines

    31 August 2020

    TIA submitted on the Restated Joint Business Agreement between Qantas and American Airlines. We are supportive of the continuation of the JBA, especially given the renewed importance of air connectivity to aid the recovery from COVID-19.

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  • Re-authorisation of the Air New Zealand and Air China Strategic Alliance

    31 August 2020

    TIA submitted on the Re-authorisation of the Air New Zealand and Air China Strategic Alliance. We are supportive of the continuation of the Alliance, especially given the renewed importance of air connectivity to aid the recovery from COVID-19.

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  • Fish and Game Governance Review

    31 August 2020

    TIA submitted on the Fish and Game Governance Review. We highlighted the importance of freshwater to tourism, and advocated for a stronger commercial voice in the governance structure of Fish and Game, particularly at the national level.

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  • Letter to Environment Minister on Tourism and Freshwater Management

    30 June 2020

    TIA has written to Environment Minister Hon David Parker seeking the inclusion of a tourism value in the upcoming National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management.

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  • Terms of Reference for the Tourism Futures Taskforce

    25 June 2020

    TIA welcomed the opportunity to comment on the draft Terms of Reference for the Tourism Futures Taskforce.

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  • Submission on APTR/Auckland Council Emergency Budget

    19 June 2020

    TIA submitted on Auckland Council’s Emergency Budget 2020/21. One of Auckland Council's proposals was to suspend the Accommodation Providers Targeted Rate until March. We supported the proposal but advocated that the APTR should not be reinstated in any form, and that given the post-COVID environment, now is an opportune time to remove the APTR permanently.

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  • Proposed National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity

    11 March 2020

    TIA submitted on the proposed National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity. We supported the proposed NPS, highlighting the importance of indigenous biodiversity to tourism, highlighting tourism’s non-extractive use of environmental resources and that operators are a valuable partner in conservation efforts. We also highlighted the value of some of our introduced species, urging caution around discounting the value hunting and fishing add to the economy.

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  • Christchurch City Council Home-share Accommodation District Plan Review

    5 March 2020

    TIA has submitted on Christchurch City Council’s Home-share Accommodation District Plan Review. We advocated for Option 1 – No change to current District Plan provisions, on the basis that in the short-term CCC needed to focus on enforcing compliance under the current District Plan, and not allow the problem of non-compliance to continue while CCC works through their processes to adopt a new option. In the long-term, we continue to advocate for a central administered regulatory framework for all short-term visitor accommodation.

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  • Submission to Civil Aviation Authority on the Review of Aviation Fees, Levies and Charges Discussion Document

    14 February 2020

    TIA submitted on CAA’s Review of Aviation Fees, Levies and Charges Discussion Document, for the period 2020-2023. TIA is not supportive of the levies increase. We would like to see efforts to increase organisational efficiencies within CAA before the levy is increased and we are concerned by the intention to fall back on increasing the levy on operators should passenger numbers soften. Rather, CAA should plan and manage its costs accordingly.

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  • Response to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report 'Pristine, Popular… Imperilled? The Environmental Consequences of Projected Tourism Growth'.

    31 January 2020

    Commissioner Simon Upton asked for ‘bold ideas’ to address the impacts of tourism on New Zealand’s environment. TIA has identified six areas where there are persistent or structural issues that limit sustainable tourism development.

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  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC 2021) Bill

    11 February 2020

    TIA is supportive of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC 2021) Bill, recognising the importance of the event, but urging strong communication and efforts to minimise disruption as much as possible.

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  • Feedback to the Ministry for Primary Industries on Border Clearance Levy proposals

    16 December 2019

    TIA submitted on the Border Clearance Levy 2019 Review which proposes to increase the BCL from July 2020, expressing our concern about the increasing costs that visitors are facing due to government pricing reviews. We also emphasised the need for better administration – both in the way that the Memorandum Account is managed, and better reporting on the BCL from MPI.

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  • Fair Pay Agreements submission

    Submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

    TIA supports fair pay for all tourism workers. However, we are concerned that the proposals in the Designing a Fair Pay Agreements System discussion paper would do more damage than good across the tourism industry.

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  • White paper on New Zealand’s Research, Science and Innovation Strategy

    Developing Tourism Industry Research Capability

    In our supplementary white paper, we propose that a portion of the International Visitor Levy is assigned to the tourism industry to seed the establishment of an industry-led research capacity and capability. This paper has been prepared in the context of the recent Data Hui.

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  • Submission on New Zealand’s Research, Science and Innovation Strategy

    Submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

    Our submission to MBIE on the draft New Zealand Research, Science and Innovation Strategy. From a tourism industry perspective, the RSI system is not delivering for an economically and socially important part of Aotearoa New Zealand.

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  • Ministry for the Environment's Action for Healthy Waterways Proposals

    Submission to the Ministry for the Environment on Action for Healthy Waterways - 31 October 2019

    The Ministry for the Environment has released a plan to tackle New Zealand’s ongoing freshwater management issues. We are supportive of the direction and urgency of the plans, but are calling for the importance of tourism to be given a higher priority.

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  • Submission on the National Policy Statement for Urban Development

    TIA supports the direction of travel that the draft NPS-UD is taking. TIA has spent considerable time and resources in addressing the pressures on visitor-related infrastructure that have arisen from rapid tourism growth.

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  • Te Koiroa o Te Koiora: New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

    Letter of feedback to Department of Conservation - 20 September 2019

    We are supportive of the direction of travel for the Biodiversity Strategy. We highlighted the importance of the environment and biodiversity to tourism in New Zealand. We urged DOC to value the role of tourism businesses as conservation partners, and cautioned against a specific focus on indigenous species given the importance of many introduced species in attracting tourists to New Zealand.

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  • Local Government Funding and Financing Draft Report

    Submission to the Productivity Commission - 16 September 2019

    TIA is disappointed in the draft report's recommendations to address the impacts of regional tourism growth. The Commission's proposed funding solutions - user pays, bed taxes and funding from the International Visitor Levy - do not meet its principles of efficiency, equity and fairness, and sustainability. TIA proposes that Central Government makes an annual calculation equivalent to 20% of the GST collected from international visitors and distributes this to councils for tourism-related needs.

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  • Hector’s and Māui Dolphin Threat Management Plan Review

    Submission to the Department of Conservation - 19 August 2019

    We have highlighted the importance of our native dolphins to biodiversity and reiterated the value they add to tourism. We disagree with the Department’s acceptance in the plan of allowing 79 Hector’s deaths annually as a result of fisheries-related activities.

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  • Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill

    Submission to the Environment Select Committee - 16 July 2019

    We are supportive of the intent of the Bill to take New Zealand to a zero carbon position by 2050, but believe that more thought needs to be given to how the Government will support and assist industries that rely on technologies that cannot be made emission-free in the short-to-medium term, including air transport.

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  • Reform of Overseas Investment Act

    TIA has sent a letter to Treasury outlining our opinion on proposed reforms to the Overseas Investment Act.

    24 May 2019

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