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  • NZ and Australian travellers vital to NZ hotel survival

    1 July 2020

    Stimulation of domestic travel and opening the borders to Australia are the top priorities for hotels to remain open for the next 12 months, according to a new survey.

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  • Concession relief supports tourism survival

    26 June 2020

    The waiving of Department of Conservation concession fees for 15 months is a huge relief for hundreds of tourism businesses, and will support their survival and recovery, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Drop Auckland accommodation rate, TIA says

    19 June 2020

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa is calling for Auckland Council to drop the Accommodation Provider Targeted Rate permanently.

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  • Govt must focus on tourism at Level 1

    8 June 2020

    Government support must now focus on businesses still directly impacted by border restrictions at Alert Level 1, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • Govt tourism funding to help regional recovery

    4 June 2020

    Eligible tourism businesses need to act quickly to seek assistance from the Government’s Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Progression of trans-Tasman bubble offers lifeline to tourism industry

    27 May 2020

    New Zealand must move quickly to make the most of Australians’ enthusiasm for trans-Tasman travel, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • Monthly Hotel Benchmarking Programme now available to all hotels

    20 May 2020

    TIA is pleased to announce that the monthly Hotel Benchmarking Programme is now available to all hotels that want to participate.

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  • Budget 2020 sending right signals for tourism recovery

    14 May 2020

    Budget 2020 support for New Zealand’s devastated tourism businesses sends good signals that the Government has recognised the industry’s needs and will be an active partner in its recovery, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Tourism operators excited to host Kiwis again

    11 May 2020

    Tourism operators are excited that they can start hosting Kiwis again from Thursday.

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  • Bleak outlook for NZ hotels

    11 May 2020

    Business confidence among New Zealand’s hard-hit hotel sector is much bleaker than business confidence in general, according to a new survey.

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  • TIA appoints new independent chair

    8 May 2020

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s Board of Directors has appointed a new independent chair, Gráinne Troute.

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  • Tourism operators relieved to get back to work

    7 May 2020

    Today’s announcement that travel within New Zealand will be allowed at COVID-19 Alert Level 2 is a huge relief to the tourism industry, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • No time to lose in allowing safe NZ travel

    6 May 2020

    A new Reserve Bank assessment of the economic impact of COVID-19 underlines the importance of getting New Zealanders moving again.

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  • Alarming impact of COVID-19 on tourism industry revealed

    5 May 2020

    A survey by Tourism Industry Aotearoa has revealed the devastating impact of COVID-19 on New Zealand’s tourism industry and what individual businesses are doing to survive.

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  • Domestic travel must be permitted at L2

    1 May 2020

    New Zealanders can travel safely within our own country at Level 2 and must be allowed to do so, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Auckland hoteliers relieved by rates decision

    17 April 2020

    Auckland hotels and other commercial accommodation providers will be greatly relieved by the decision to suspend the city’s Accommodation Provider Targeted Rate (APTR) for a year, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • Tax relief will help but more support needed for tourism businesses

    15 April 2020

    The new business support measures announced by the Government today will come as a relief to thousands of struggling tourism businesses, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Private sector ready to reimagine tourism

    8 April 2020

    The tourism industry is ready and willing to join the Government in planning the future of tourism for New Zealand, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Tourism industry welcomes international visitor repatriation plan

    2 April 2020

    Tens of thousands of visitors to New Zealand will be relieved that they now have some chance of returning home before the lockdown ends, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • UK job furlough scheme should be copied in NZ

    21 March 2020

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa is urging the New Zealand Government to take a close look at the latest business and job support measures announced by the UK Government.

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  • Tourism businesses closing, laying off thousands

    19 March 2020

    Medium and large tourism businesses around the country will be forced to lay staff off and close their doors if they do not receive immediate assistance from the Government.

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  • TRENZ 2020 cancelled

    17 March 2020

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) and the Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust (TINZT) are deeply disappointed to announce the cancellation of TRENZ 2020.

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  • Govt support package is good start but tourism jobs still threatened

    17 March 2020

    The Government’s Business Continuity Package will come as immediate relief to tourism operators facing a devastating downturn, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • New event offers skills to help tourism businesses talk to communities

    10 February 2020

    Communications professionals will learn how to increase support for tourism through better storytelling at a new event coming to Auckland this March.

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  • Rates decision disappoints tourism industry

    7 February 2020

    The tourism industry is disappointed that Auckland hotels and other commercial accommodation providers will be forced to pay the city’s targeted rate following a High Court decision.

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  • Tourism industry makes strides towards sustainability

    30 January 2020

    New Zealand’s tourism industry continued to make important strides towards its sustainability goals in 2019, according to research and analysis by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • Kiwis agree - tourism and its benefit to communities continue to be good for New Zealand

    16 Jan 2020

    93 percent of New Zealanders continue to agree that international tourism is good for New Zealand, according to the latest Mood of the Nation research released today.

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  • NZ hotels record solid year in 2019

    14 January 2020

    New Zealand hotels recorded a solid year in 2019, with the same national occupancy level as 2018, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Environmental report makes valuable contribution to NZ tourism future

    18 December 2019

    The primary goal of tourism is to benefit Aotearoa, so the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s new report is a valuable contribution to achieving the future New Zealanders want, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Tourism industry will sleep better without bed tax

    12 December 2019

    The Productivity Commission has dropped its support for local bed taxes and has accepted Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s position that international visitors are already more than paying their way, primarily through the GST system.

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  • Tourism businesses see sustainability as top priority

    6 December 2019

    2019 has been a transitional year for the tourism industry, with a move into a slower phase of the business cycle and a clear industry commitment to sustainability.

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  • Tourism award in the bag for young entrepreneurs

    5 December 2019

    Timaru students who launched a reusable bag to encourage responsible camping have taken home the first ever YES National Excellence Tourism Award.

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  • Tourism Industry Aotearoa forms new partnership with Marsh

    4 December 2019

    A new partnership has been agreed between Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) and Marsh New Zealand.

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  • Healthy waterways debate must include tourism

    31 October 2019

    Urgent work needs to be done to understand the value of healthy waterways to the New Zealand tourism industry.

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  • Hotel group wins Supreme Tourism Award

    24 October 2019

    A New Zealand hotel group that is excelling as an employer and in environmental sustainability is the winner of the tourism industry’s highest accolade, the Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Award.

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  • Hotel management students receive boost from industry

    22 Oct 2019

    The inaugural winners of the New Zealand Hotel Industry Scholarships have been announced.

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  • Tourism industry welcomes insights plan for Tourism New Zealand

    30 Sep 2019

    Expanding Tourism New Zealand’s role to include providing more visitor insights will benefit the whole tourism industry, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Productivity Commission needs to rethink its approach

    20 Sept 2019

    The Productivity Commission has correctly identified the challenges some local councils face in responding to visitor growth but needs to rethink its proposed solutions, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Work visa changes to support NZ tourism employers

    17 Sept 2019

    Changes to the temporary work visa process should support New Zealand’s tourism industry to find the workers it needs, particularly in regions like Queenstown, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Top tourism businesses named as Awards finalists

    3 September 2019

    Established tourism operators will go head to head with newer businesses in this year’s New Zealand Tourism Awards.

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  • Tourism industry announces strategic priorities

    3 September 2019

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa has revealed five joint priority areas for immediate action with government agencies to ensure a sustainable tourism future for New Zealand.

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  • Tourism students awarded $4500 scholarships

    3 September 2019

    Two tertiary students have each received a $4500 boost to help them complete their final year of study and prepare for their prospective careers in the tourism industry.

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  • Sustainable tourism initiative nominated for award

    30 August 2019

    The Sustainable Business Network has put Tourism Industry Aotearoa forward as a finalist for the ‘Communicating for Change’ category for its work in implementing the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment (TSC). This category recognises organisations for communicating sustainability through effective use of channels and audiences, with measurable results.

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  • Multi-million-dollar funding boost to encourage more Kiwis to go with tourism

    14 Aug 2019

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development welcome today’s announcement by the Government that it is awarding $5.2 million from the new International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) to help promote and attract talent into the visitor economy through the expansion of the Go with Tourism initiative.

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  • TIA and Enviro-Mark Solutions form new partnership

    12 August 2019

    A new partnership between Tourism Industry Aotearoa and Enviro-Mark Solutions will support tourism operators to measure, manage and reduce their climate and environmental impacts.

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  • Applications open for new hotel scholarship

    31 July 2019

    Applications are open for a new scholarship for students entering their final year of study towards a career in hotel management.

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  • Christchurch region tourism operators discussing their future

    31 July 2019

    Tourism operators are today Discussing Tourism in Christchurch at the final 2019 regional forum organised by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • Southern tourism operators discussing their future

    29 July 2019

    Tourism operators are today Discussing Tourism in Queenstown at the third of the 2019 series of regional forums organised by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • Summit focus on tourism’s contribution to NZ

    26 July 2019

    Shaping tourism’s contribution to New Zealand’s future will come under the spotlight at the 2019 Tourism Summit Aotearoa, taking place in Wellington on 3-4 September.

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  • Auckland tourism operators discussing their future

    24 July 2019

    Tourism operators are today Discussing Tourism in Auckland at the second of the 2019 series of regional forums organised by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • Central North Island tourism operators discussing their future

    22 July 2019

    Tourism operators from across the central North Island are today Discussing Tourism in Tauranga at the first of the 2019 series of regional forums organised by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • Tourism businesses can encourage sustainable behaviour among travellers

    8 July 2019

    New research offers more incentive for tourism businesses to become more sustainable and share their efforts with international visitors, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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  • Tourism industry disappointed at bed tax proposal

    4 July 2019

    Tourism Industry Aotearoa agrees that local authorities need a helping hand to support the growth of tourism, but is disappointed that the Productivity Commission has defaulted to a bed tax.

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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