TIA Blog

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.

  • New Jetstar Tasman routes a boost to tourism
    9 September 2014
    Today’s Jetstar announcement of two additional Tasman routes, including the launch of its first international service to Wellington, is a boost to New Zealand’s tourism industry, says the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA).
  • Tourism industry aims to outdo forecast performance
    5 September 2014
    The tourism industry is aiming to outperform the government’s tourism forecasts released today, to cement its position as one of New Zealand’s biggest export sectors, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says.
  • Single visa promises good innings for tourism
    3 September 2014
    A new single visa that can be used by fans visiting Australia and New Zealand for the 2015 Cricket World Cup will be a boost for the tourism industry, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says.
  • Wanted: more Aussie tourists in Wanganui - Wanganui Chronicle - 15th Sep 2014
    Wanganui's visitor industry will be working to get a foot in the door with a regional tourism promotion targeting Australian tourists.
  • Remarkables skifield a priority - Christchurch Press - 16th Sep 2014
    Despite a tough year at its Mt Hutt field, NZSki is going ahead with further investment at its southern skifields around Queenstown.
  • Boost for busy route - Marlborough Express - 15th Sep 2014
    Growth on Air New Zealand's services between Marlborough and Auckland has justified increasing the size of the planes on the route, the airline says.

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