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Why a travel tax is wrong

By CHRIS ROBERTS - 29 May 2015
Thank you to everyone who has provided such positive feedback on TRENZ 2015. We are proud to have delivered such a successful event and it’s a joy to work in such a positive industry full of smart and innovative people.

Tourism 2025 In Action
Recognising a rising star


At 23, Sam Swaffield is IHG’s youngest operations manager in Australasia. In June he was recognised as a rising star, winning a 2015 New Zealand Hotel Industry Award. Read more.



Airpoints™ have arrived at Westpac

TIA business partner Westpac has launched a range of Airpoints Dollars™ earning credit cards. They have Airpoints credit cards for business and personal customers and have some great offers to get customers started.

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  • New foreign investment strategy will support tourism growth
    7 July 2015
    The peak body for the tourism industry is welcoming the Government’s new foreign investment strategy as New Zealand needs more investment to support tourism growth.
  • Adventure conference focuses on being the best
    24 June 2015
    Delegates at The Great Adventure 2015 will find out “what’s next” when it comes to strengthening safety across the adventure and outdoor tourism sector, and how adventure is being used to market Destination New Zealand internationally.
  • Regional Summits opportunity for tourism operators
    19 June 2015
    Tourism operators around New Zealand are being offered the opportunity to get face-to-face with industry leaders at a series of Regional Tourism Summits organised by the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand.
  • Tourism Association hits back at 'travel tax' - Radio New Zealand - 8th Jul 2015
    Lobbyists led by the Tourism Industry Association are fighting to lessen the impact of the budget's 'travel tax'.
  • Travel talks: Lesley Immink - New Zealand Herald - 8th Jul 2015
    Lesley Immink, the chief executive of Tourism Export Council NZ, started her career in the travel industry as a hotel housekeeper.
  • Pushing for take-off - Taranaki Daily News - 7th Jul 2015
    Space at New Plymouth airport is the biggest stumbling block for council staff as they develop a business case to lure Jetstar to the city.

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