TIA Blog

Note from the Chairman

By GRANT LILLY - 08 August 2014
Well we are into August, the winter holiday season is in full swing, we have a General Election not too far away which may well get interesting, and tourism as an industry is continuing to perform pretty well.

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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.


  • Convention centre will benefit Wellington business
    15 August 2014
    Hotels and many other Wellington businesses will benefit from the convention centre proposed for the capital, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says.
  • Travel reforms to bring Australia closer
    14 August 2014
    New Zealand’s tourism industry is supporting a package of proposed reforms designed to make trans-Tasman travel even easier.
  • New air service a win for Christchurch and tourism
    12 August 2014
    Today’s announcement of a new air service linking Christchurch and Taipei will help deliver on the tourism industry’s goal of $41 billion in total annual tourism revenue by 2025, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says.
  • Centre design a 'starting point' - Southland Times - 22nd Aug 2014
    Construction of a convention centre in Queenstown could start by 2016 but event experts say the architectural design needs "next generation" work.
  • Aiming for better tourist experience - Otago Daily Times - 22nd Aug 2014
    As Oamaru establishes itself as a tourist town, ''tremendous'' visitor numbers are being recorded, particularly during the summer holidays.
  • Cruise bid criticised - Timaru Herald - 22nd Aug 2014
    Cruise New Zealand (CNZ) believes the port of Timaru is off the mark in its attempts to attract more cruise ships.

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