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A Note from the Chairman

By GRANT LILLY - 17 September 2015
It’s an exciting time to be in tourism, with records being broken in both visitor arrivals and visitor spend. We can certainly say the industry is well on track to achieving the Tourism 2025 aspirational goal of growing total tourism revenue to $41 billion in the next decade.

Tourism 2025 In Action
Direct flights China to Christchurch


China Southern Airlines will begin flying a new year-round air service directly between Guangzhou and Christchurch from December 2015. 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.

Click here to find out more about Westpac's Airpoints credit cards.

  • The sky’s the limit for Supreme Tourism Industry Award Winner
    2 October 2015
    Skyline Rotorua, an attraction that offers a visitor experience and customer service second to none, has won the tourism industry’s highest accolade, the Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Industry Award.
  • Top tourism honour for Sir Peter Jackson
    2 October 2015
    The tourism industry honoured Sir Peter Jackson at its annual awards presentation this evening, calling the film director and producer Destination New Zealand’s number one marketer.
  • Tourism honours Northland dynamo
    2 October 2015
    Jeroen Jongejans, the Managing Director of Northland’s Dive! Tutukaka and a man whose passion for tourism is legendary, has won a prestigious Tourism Industry Award.
  • Skyline 'stoked' with award - Rotorua Daily Post - 6th Oct 2015
    Rotorua tourism has "got its mojo back" after Skyline Rotorua won the top Tourism Industry Association award.
  • Council to review tourism charges - Marlborough Express - 6th Oct 2015
    The Marlborough District Council is to review its policy on tourism operators facing multiple tourism charges.
  • Hot pool owners must make repairs within three months - New Zealand Herald - 6th Oct 2015
    The Waikato District Council has failed in its High Court bid to oust the current Waingaro Hot Springs owners after years of repairs to the site went ignored.

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