TIA Blog

A look back - and forward

By CHRIS ROBERTS - 19 December 2014
As 2014 comes to a close, the latest available statistics show what an encouraging year it has been for the tourism industry.

Tourism 2025 In Action
Air agreements open NZ skies to world airlines


Auckland Airport

New Zealand is finalising a large number of air services deals, which will open up potential new routes around the world, the New Zealand Herald has reported. 

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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.

  • 2014 visitor arrivals add to $41b goal
    30 January 2015
    New official figures show New Zealand’s tourism industry is making good progress towards its 2025 goal of contributing $41 billion a year to the economy, according to the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA).
  • New website to support visiting drivers
    21 January 2015
    A new website designed to give visitors the information they need to enjoy a safe driving holiday in New Zealand is being launched today.
  • Record year for NZ hotel sector
    9 January 2015
    The New Zealand hotel sector is celebrating a record year marked by high occupancy rates and improved returns.
  • NZ dollar down, hotel room charges up – NZ Herald, 30 Jan 2015
    The falling New Zealand dollar will boost tourism and could enable hotel operators to increase prices.
  • Report released into helicopter emergency landing - Rotorua Daily Post - 29th Jan 2015
    The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has released its report into the 2013 Volcanic Air Safaris helicopter ditching in Lake Rotorua.
  • Skifield plans to open longer - Otago Daily Times - 30th Jan 2015
    The Cardrona Ski Resort is looking ahead to an extra-long winter thanks to $2 million worth of new equipment.

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