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7 June 2024
  • HCA and TIA partner to strengthen the hotel industry

    7 June 2024

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) and Hotel Council Aotearoa (HCA) are pleased to announce a partnership to further strengthen hotel sector advocacy and representation in New Zealand.

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  • New category for micro-businesses joins the New Zealand Tourism Awards

    Monday 27 May

    Entries are open for the tourism industry’s highest accolades, the 2024 New Zealand Tourism Awards, which this year will be held in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

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  • TRENZ bids goodbye to the Capital, and hello to Rotorua

    10 May 2024

    TRENZ, the New Zealand tourism industry’s biggest business event, has drawn to a close in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington.

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  • New programme launched to advance tourism sustainability

    10 May 2024

    A new online programme to enable tourism businesses has been launched by the tourism industry’s leading representative body.

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  • One week to NZ's biggest tourism showcase!

    1 May 2024

    Excitement is building in the tourism industry as it counts down to TRENZ, Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest tourism business event, which opens in just a week’s time.

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  • Tourism's End of Summer

    2 April 2024

    The New Zealand tourism industry’s summer season has ended on a very healthy note, with many tourism operators across the country reporting strong business and even being “rushed off their feet”.

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  • New Data Highlights the Economic Importance of Tourism to New Zealand

    29 February 2024

    New figures confirm the tourism industry is recovering strongly and making a major contribution to the New Zealand economy.

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  • Tourism industry holding fast to its sustainability

    24 January 2024

    With the summer season in full swing, the tourism industry’s annual gauge of
    sustainability has shown a significant rise in tourism businesses measuring their carbon footprint.

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  • Tourism's summer poised to be a cracker

    18 December 2023

    The tourism industry is feeling positive as all indications point to a solid summer season ahead, the second since New Zealand’s borders fully opened.

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  • Tourism spend a ray of sunshine as industry heads into summer

    24 November 2023

    Total tourism spending is as strong as pre-pandemic levels, boding well for the economy as the tourism industry heads into its second summer of recovery.

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  • Wellington ‘icon’ takes top honour at New Zealand Tourism Awards

    7 November 2023

    Wellington wildlife sanctuary Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne has been crowned the top tourism operation in the country for 2023.

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  • Strategy sets a course for tourism industry’s next three decades

    7 November 2023

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa has released Tourism 2050: A Blueprint for Impact, which lays out the ambitions and gives direction to the future of tourism in New Zealand.

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  • Join us for NZ’s biggest tourism trade show

    31 October 2023

    Tourism businesses are moving quickly to register at New Zealand’s leading tourism trade show, TRENZ 2024, which will be held Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington next year.

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  • New technology is coming to tourism – ready or not!

    9 October 2023

    Tourism never stands still, which is why increasingly tourism operators are looking to emerging technology and artificial intelligence, trends that are coming whether we’re ready or not.

    “Ready or Not!” is the theme of this year’s Tourism Summit Aotearoa on 7 November, organised by Tourism Industry Aotearoa, the peak industry group for the tourism industry.

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  • Tourism Industry worried cuts will hurt NZ long-term

    7 September 2023

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa is welcoming tourism policies by political parties to aid the industry.
    However, it continues to have concerns about under-investment in the sector and tourism’s ability to be competitive on the world stage. Read on....

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  • New Zealand Tourism Awards Finalists Revealed

    5 September 2023

    The awards, presented by Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA), showcase and celebrate the very best of New Zealand tourism’s individual and business successes.

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  • Tourism Industry marks first anniversary of border re-opening

    One year ago, New Zealand's borders were reopened fully to all visitors, setting the tourism industry on the path to recovery.

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  • Tourism industry welcomes moves towards easier border access with Australia

    26 July 2023

    New Zealand and Australia agree to set up expert panel to look at more seamless travel across the Tasman.

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  • Tourism industry to engage with ambitious new environment plan

    16 June 2023

    The tourism industry is looking forward to engaging with the draft Tourism Environment Action Plan released for consultation today, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Tourism’s biggest trade show comes to the capital

    16 June 2023

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) is excited to announce TRENZ 2024 is coming to Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington for the first time.

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  • TIA appoints new independent Chair

    31 May 2023

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA)’s Board of Directors has appointed a new independent chair, Dame Kerry Prendergast (DNZM, CNZM) for a period of three years from 1 June 2023.

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  • Support for tourism as industry helps NZ avoid recession

    18 May 2023

    Support for tourism announced in today’s Budget will help more tourism businesses succeed as employers of choice, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA).

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  • Time is right for national discussion on sustainable funding for tourism

    12 May 2023

    Following a Supreme Court decision regarding Auckland Council’s targeted rate on hotels, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says a national discussion on developing a sustainable funding model for the tourism industry is needed.

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  • TRENZ 2023 comes to a close

    11 May 2023

    TRENZ 2023 is winding up in Ōtautahi Christchurch tonight with a farewell function for hundreds of delegates showcasing some of the region’s best food and beverages and with performances from local artists.

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  • Tourism industry resetting direction

    10 May 2023

    The tourism industry is part way through an ambitious project to reimagine its own future.

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  • “Crown jewel” industry steps onto the front foot

    9 May 2023

    TRENZ in Ōtautahi Christchurch is building momentum for the tourism industry after a first summer of recovery but it will take 2-3 years before it settles into a new normal pattern.

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  • TRENZ is underway

    8 May 2023

    Aotearoa New Zealand’s most significant international business-to-business travel and trade event – TRENZ – is underway in Ōtautahi Christchurch following a formal welcome for delegates from Ngai Tūāhuriri this evening.

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  • Tourism ready to contribute more to NZ economy

    16 March 2023

    With the December 2022 quarter GDP results setting out a decline of 0.6%, there is real scope for tourism to play a very important role in moving to positive territory, Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) Chief Executive Rebecca Ingram says.

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  • Forum will unpack tourism’s efforts to build a better future

    2 March 2023

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) and Auckland Airport have joined forces to hold the Auckland Airport Tourism Forum at New Zealand’s biggest and most influential tourism tradeshow TRENZ.

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  • “Practical and transformational” plan to uplift tourism workforce

    1 March 2023

    Tourism Minister Peeni Henare has today launched the Better Work Action Plan, aimed at making the tourism workforce stronger, more sustainable, and resilient.

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  • Sharing the Aroha of Tourism

    27 January 2023

    A campaign celebrating the benefits tourism brings to the communities of Aotearoa New Zealand is being launched today by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • Small lodge with big heart reigns supreme at New Zealand Tourism Awards

    11 November 2022

    A small Māori-owned tourism business based in Murupara has taken home tourism’s most prestigious new award, the Regenerative Tourism Award.

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  • Working Holiday Visa changes a boon for tourism industry

    21 August 2022

    Tourism employers around Aotearoa New Zealand will be celebrating today’s announcement that steps are being taken to support tourism workforce recovery, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Summer bookings bring glimmer of hope to tourism

    2 May 2022

    The tourism industry is feeling hopeful as the country enters the next phase of its border reopening plan—with many operators excited to report forward bookings, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • Welcome back Aussies, we’ve missed you – exciting times for tourism

    12 April 2022

    New Zealand tourism operators are ready with open arms to welcome back Australian visitors tonight, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa Chief Executive Rebecca Ingram.

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  • New international air link helps tourism prepare for take-off

    23 March 2022

    New Zealand’s tourism industry is taking off again, with today’s news from Air New Zealand of an important new link with the USA.

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  • Working holidaymakers make welcome return to NZ

    14 March 2022

    Tourism operators are looking forward to welcoming working holidaymakers as they return to New Zealand from today.

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  • Tourism business revenue plunging 60%, new survey shows

    23 February 2022

    Tourism operators are seeing their revenue plunging in an extremely difficult operating environment, according to a new survey by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • TIA appoints new Chief Executive

    18 Jan 2022

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Chief Executive, Rebecca Ingram.

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  • International recognition for Tourism Sustainability Commitment

    13 December 2021

    A New Zealand programme that supports tourism operators to become more sustainable has gained international recognition.

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  • Tourism industry challenge to cut carbon

    29 November 2021

    Aotearoa New Zealand’s tourism industry is being challenged to lead the fight to reduce carbon emissions, with a major new initiative announced at Tourism Summit Aotearoa today.

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