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Highlighting the value of tourism

By SIMON WALLACE - 01 September 2014
TIA has launched the 2014 Tourism Election Manifesto highlighting the main priorities the industry will seek to progress with the incoming government after the 20 September General Election.

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Rotorua Canopy Tours

   Rotorua Canopy Tours

"It's been hard graft but great fun making an impact in a competitive tourist town like Rotorua," says James Fitzgerald, Managing Director of Rotorua Canopy Tours as this savvy young business celebrates its second birthday.

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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.

  • Leaders in the hot seat at 2014 TIA Summit
    29 September 2014
    Fourteen industry and government bosses will be put in the hot seat at the 2014 TIA Summit, asked to highlight what they are doing to help the tourism industry almost double annual revenue to $41 billion by 2025.
  • New TIA Board focused on long-term growth and success
    26 September 2014
    As the tourism industry heads for what promises to be a record summer season, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand’s board of directors is focusing on ensuring the industry’s long-term success.
  • 2014 Tourism Industry Awards – entries open
    25 September 2014
    Do you know a successful young leader with a passion to grow New Zealand’s tourism industry, or an individual who has made a fantastic contribution to the industry over many years?
  • Tourists, soap star 'cheat death' on glacier - Otago Daily Times - 29th Sep 2014
    A British tourist's near-death experience in surviving two rockfalls while ice climbing in New Zealand, with boulders "the size of cars", prompted a tour company to stay away from the area.
  • Waitangi entry fee angers local MP - 3 News - 29th Sep 2014
    The Prime Minister has criticised a new charge for New Zealanders to visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.But the Waitangi National Trust says without Government support, it's got no choice.
  • Commuters hail ferry competitor - New Zealand Herald - 30th Sep 2014
    The battle for passengers on the Waiheke ferry service is about to heat up - much to the relief of many who say the current Fullers service is just not reliable enough to get them to and from the island.

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