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Doing our bit for visiting driver safety

By STEVE HANRAHAN - 27 February 2015
TIA has been busy over the past six months improving our capability to educate visiting drivers on what’s different about driving in New Zealand.

Tourism 2025 In Action
Air agreements open NZ skies to world airlines


Auckland Airport

New Zealand is finalising a large number of air services deals, which will open up potential new routes around the world, the New Zealand Herald has reported. 

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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 welcomes acceleration of road safety improvements
    5 March 2015
    The government’s decision to fast-track road safety work to improve driver safety has been welcomed by the tourism industry, says Chris Roberts, Chief Executive, Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA).
  • Sports fans want easier travel across the Tasman
    2 March 2015
    As the Cricket World Cup heats up, research has revealed that Australians and New Zealanders want faster, cheaper travel across the ditch to make attending sporting events easier.
  • TIA and PATA join forces
    17 February 2015
    A new partnership is set to benefit New Zealand’s tourism industry and see it contributing at a global level.
  • Kiwis unhappy about Customs computer search plan – Dominion Post, 6 Mar 2015
    The country's peak tourism body says Customs should not require people to disclose passwords to their computers and smartphones unless they have grounds for suspicion.
  • Road safety measures not enough say grieving families - Timaru Herald - 6th Mar 2015
    A Christchurch woman who lost two family members in a road crash caused by a tourist driver who ran a stop is calling for research into new road safety measures.
  • A hot summer for tourism – NZ Herald, 6 Mar 2015
    International tourists keen to make the most of New Zealand's stellar summer spent $251 million in the country last month, latest figures show.

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