TIA Blog

A Note from the Chairman

By GRANT LILLY - 20 March 2015
TIA’s Board of Directors has held its first full meeting for the year where we signed off on the new TIA Strategic Plan which will guide the association’s work for the next three years.

Tourism 2025 In Action
Polynesian Spa's new wellness rituals


Rotorua's Polynesian Spa has added to its wellness rituals with a new cold plunge pool and a reflexology walk, seen here being experienced by Rugby League's Penrith Panthers. Read more.



Westpac special offer – “Get Paid” mobile app

TIA Business Partner Westpac has a new “Get Paid” app which allows businesses to accept credit and scheme debit card payments on the go via an iPhone or Android Smartphone. The app is free to download with no set up fees and no on-going monthly fixed costs. Read more. Westpac is offering TIA members who download the app a merchant service fee discount. Tell your Westpac business consultant you are a TIA member and advise your membership number to trigger the discount.

  • New tourism partners aiming for sustainability
    27 March 2015
    A new tourism partnership will help contribute to the sustainability of the industry in New Zealand, say Lincoln University tourism expert Professor David Simmons and Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) Chief Executive Chris Roberts.
  • New research shows tourism industry in hearty state
    26 March 2015
    New Zealand’s tourism industry is in a strong position to take advantage of growth opportunities, according to the State of the Tourism Industry 2014, released today by the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) and Lincoln University.
  • Bumper international buyer numbers at TRENZ 2015
    19 March 2015
    New Zealand’s $24 billion tourism industry is on a roll, with international travel and tourism buyers flocking to attend TRENZ 2015, the industry’s most important annual trade event.
  • Tourism lifts with airline capacity - New Zealand Herald - 27th Mar 2015
    Tourism has returned to strong international growth for the first time since the global financial crisis, boosted by an increase in airline capacity.
  • International arrivals grow 15pc in February - Dominion Post - 27th Mar 2015
    Christchurch Airport international passenger numbers grew 15 per cent in February from the prior corresponding month in 2014 new statistics show.
  • Tourism industry travelling well again – The Press, 27 Mar 2015
    New Zealand's premier tourism event, Trenz 2015, will see a larger contingent of buyers out of the United Kingdom as well as emerging markets such as Indonesia, Argentina and Brazil.

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