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Ensuring tourism fulfils its potential

By CHRIS ROBERTS - 25 July 2014
Hi everyone! I am thrilled to have taken on the role of chief executive here at the Tourism Industry Association and I intend to take a clear leadership role in ensuring tourism fulfils its potential.

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Hotel a 'go green' winner

   Staff tree planting

Recycling kitchen waste into chook feed, smaller plate sizes at the self-service buffet to reduce ‘overloading’ and energy efficient mini bars are amongst a raft of conservation initiatives being undertaken by James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor which are helping save the planet and save it money.

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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.


  • Tourism focus on visiting driver safety
    25 July 2014
    The Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says the industry recognises the importance of keeping visiting drivers safe on our roads – but mandatory testing of drivers is not the answer.
  • The Great Adventure – where the action’s at
    13 June 2014
    Delegates at The Great Adventure 2014 will get insight into what sort of adventure experiences international visitors from different countries are seeking, including the fast growing China market, plus expert tips on how to market to these thrill seekers.
  • Charming, bold hotelier honoured
    6 June 2014
    A passion for guest service and a bold attitude that encourages staff to dare to be different has seen Pullman Auckland General Manager Rob McIntyre named the AHS Hospitality Hotel Industry Senior Hotel Executive of the Year 2014.
  • Volunteers branch out to protect 1000-year-old tree - Marlborough Express - 24th Jul 2014
    A group of volunteers has set to work on a $20,000 project to protect a 1000-year-old tree in the Queen Charlotte Sound. The rimu tree at Endeavour Inlet has a circumference of 6.
  • QLDC accepts Ferg's $100k offer - Southland Times - 25th Jul 2014
    The Queenstown Lakes District Council yesterday said yes to a meaty $100,000 offer by tourist magnet Fergburger.
  • Illness delays ferry sailing - Dominion Post - 24th Jul 2014
    An Interislander ferry sailing was delayed for two hours this morning, after the master of the Kaitaki called in sick.

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