TIA Blog

A Note from the Chairman

By GRANT LILLY - 21 November 2014
It was great to see so many members at the recent TIA Summit. Thanks for your interest and involvement.

Tourism 2025 In Action
Hamilton Gardens


Hamilton Gardens has been named International Garden of the Year at the 2014 Garden Tourism Awards in Metz, France.

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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.

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    Don't be surprised if you bump into your neighbours in Auckland this summer.According to data released by the Fresh Information Company, the most popular destination between November 2013...
  • Hilton: no approval needed - Otago Daily Times - 27th Nov 2014
    Hilton Queenstown's new owners say they are just financiers, so the deal does not need Overseas Investment Office approval.
  • Anger at 'bludgers' - Marlborough Express - 27th Nov 2014
    The Marlborough District Council is kicking holiday park owners "in the kneecaps" by opening a busy Picton car park to freedom camping bludgers, a Picton businessman says.

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