TIA Blog

A Note from the Chairman

By GRANT LILLY - 20 March 2015
TIA’s Board of Directors has held its first full meeting for the year where we signed off on the new TIA Strategic Plan which will guide the association’s work for the next three years.

Tourism 2025 In Action
Polynesian Spa's new wellness rituals


Rotorua's Polynesian Spa has added to its wellness rituals with a new cold plunge pool and a reflexology walk, seen here being experienced by Rugby League's Penrith Panthers. Read more.



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.

  • New tourism partners aiming for sustainability
    27 March 2015
    A new tourism partnership will help contribute to the sustainability of the industry in New Zealand, say Lincoln University tourism expert Professor David Simmons and Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) Chief Executive Chris Roberts.
  • New research shows tourism industry in hearty state
    26 March 2015
    New Zealand’s tourism industry is in a strong position to take advantage of growth opportunities, according to the State of the Tourism Industry 2014, released today by the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) and Lincoln University.
  • Bumper international buyer numbers at TRENZ 2015
    19 March 2015
    New Zealand’s $24 billion tourism industry is on a roll, with international travel and tourism buyers flocking to attend TRENZ 2015, the industry’s most important annual trade event.
  • Deadly Hobbit highway - Waikato Times - 30th Mar 2015
    Residents of a rural Waikato road fear dodgy GPS directions to Hobbiton are endangering the lives of tourists and locals.
  • Spill fine boon for river - Wanganui Chronicle - 30th Mar 2015
    At least $100,000 from Ruapehu Alpine Lifts' fine over a diesel spill will be put into a project to beautify the Makotuku River, Horizons' Ruapehu councillor Bruce Rollinson says.
  • Screening urged for foreign drivers - Waikato Times - 30th Mar 2015
    A call for a better system to screen foreign drivers could be key to minimising deadly crashes on New Zealand roads - the head of the Road Transport Forum says.

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