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Why a travel tax is wrong

By CHRIS ROBERTS - 29 May 2015
Thank you to everyone who has provided such positive feedback on TRENZ 2015. We are proud to have delivered such a successful event and it’s a joy to work in such a positive industry full of smart and innovative people.

Tourism 2025 In Action
Recognising a rising star


At 23, Sam Swaffield is IHG’s youngest operations manager in Australasia. In June he was recognised as a rising star, winning a 2015 New Zealand Hotel Industry Award. 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.

  • Adventure conference focuses on being the best
    24 June 2015
    Delegates at The Great Adventure 2015 will find out “what’s next” when it comes to strengthening safety across the adventure and outdoor tourism sector, and how adventure is being used to market Destination New Zealand internationally.
  • Regional Summits opportunity for tourism operators
    19 June 2015
    Tourism operators around New Zealand are being offered the opportunity to get face-to-face with industry leaders at a series of Regional Tourism Summits organised by the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand.
  • New air services a boost for tourism
    18 June 2015
    New regional air services announced today by Jetstar will boost both domestic and international tourism, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand says.
  • New experiences just a click away - Dominion Post - 30th Jun 2015
    Gone are the days of hours spent planning holiday outings. Now it's as easy as a few clicks.Positively Wellington Tourism's new experience planner matches availability, price range and...
  • Hefty costs come with port constraint - New Zealand Herald - 29th Jun 2015
    The Ports of Auckland's inability to expand could push up the price of new and used cars and non-containerised freight expenses, while cruise ships could bypass Auckland, according to those...
  • Wanaka and Queenstown get new visa rules after exemption dropped - Southland Times - 29th Jun 2015
    A Government decision to end a visa exemption for Queenstown employers has been labelled short-sighted by the Tourism Export Council.

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