TIA Blog

Note from the Chairman

By GRANT LILLY - 08 August 2014
Well we are into August, the winter holiday season is in full swing, we have a General Election not too far away which may well get interesting, and tourism as an industry is continuing to perform pretty well.

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Hotel a 'go green' winner

   Staff tree planting

Recycling kitchen waste into chook feed, smaller plate sizes at the self-service buffet to reduce ‘overloading’ and energy efficient mini bars are amongst a raft of conservation initiatives being undertaken by James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor which are helping save the planet and save it money.

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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 role for Dunedin Chamber boss - Southland Times - 26th Aug 2014
    Long-standing Otago Chamber of Commerce boss John Christie has been named the city's new marketing and tourism chief.
  • Tourism Holdings 2014 profit jumps on fatter margins, forecasts 35% jump in 2015 – NBR, 26 Aug 2014
    Tourism Holdings [NZX: THL], New Zealand and Australia's largest holiday vehicle rental business, said annual profit soared 192 percent, beating its July guidance, as profitability improves across its New Zealand, Australian and US units.
  • Auckland Airport meets guidance with 11% gain in underlying earnings - National Business Review - 26th Aug 2014
    Auckland International Airport [NZX: AIA], the country's main gateway, reported an 11 percent gain in full-year underlying earnings, broadly in line with guidance it gave in the first half, as aeronautical charges led a gain in revenue that outpaced growth in expenses.

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