TIA Blog

Highlighting the value of tourism

By SIMON WALLACE - 01 September 2014
TIA has launched the 2014 Tourism Election Manifesto highlighting the main priorities the industry will seek to progress with the incoming government after the 20 September General Election.

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Rotorua Canopy Tours

   Rotorua Canopy Tours

"It's been hard graft but great fun making an impact in a competitive tourist town like Rotorua," says James Fitzgerald, Managing Director of Rotorua Canopy Tours as this savvy young business celebrates its second birthday.

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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 operators urged to vote strategically
    19 September 2014
    Tourism operators should make sure they know their local candidates’ view on tourism and use their vote to support the country’s second largest export industry, says Chris Roberts, Chief Executive, Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA).
  • New Jetstar Tasman routes a boost to tourism
    9 September 2014
    Today’s Jetstar announcement of two additional Tasman routes, including the launch of its first international service to Wellington, is a boost to New Zealand’s tourism industry, says the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA).
  • Tourism industry aims to outdo forecast performance
    5 September 2014
    The tourism industry is aiming to outperform the government’s tourism forecasts released today, to cement its position as one of New Zealand’s biggest export sectors, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says.
  • John Key tops tourism's wishlist – 24 Sept 2014
    Tourist industry leaders have a short wishlist for the next John Key Government and topping it is having the Prime Minister continue in the tourism portfolio.
  • Warbirds bring in money - Timaru Herald - 24th Sep 2014
    Tens of thousands of people sleeping in Wanaka beds at Easter Weekend translated into tens of millions of dollars for the region, according to an independent report released by the Warbirds...
  • New rules rile bus operators - Bay of Plenty Times - 23rd Sep 2014
    A clamp down on cruise ship passengers paying cash to tour bus operators touting for business outside the port gates has sparked accusations that Tourism Bay of Plenty was creating a monopoly.

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