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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.

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    25 July 2014
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    13 June 2014
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    After years working hard behind the scenes of two major Otago museums, Jennifer Evans has been rewarded with an appointment as director of the $45m state-of the art Toitu Otago Settlers...
  • Hotel chain's profit drops - Dominion Post - 1st Aug 2014
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  • 'Missing link' cycle track feasibility study completed - Otago Daily Times - 1st Aug 2014
    Plans for a $1 million ''missing link'' in the Upper Clutha's cycle network are moving ahead.

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