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Full steam ahead for TRENZ 2015

By CHRIS ROBERTS - 15 May 2015
TRENZ 2015 is happening over the next few days and the excitement levels are really building.

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Polynesian Spa's new wellness rituals


Rotorua's Polynesian Spa has added to its wellness rituals with a new cold plunge pool and a reflexology walk, seen here being experienced by Rugby League's Penrith Panthers. Read more.



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.

  • Tourism industry opposes border clearance levy
    21 May 2015
    The tourism industry is disappointed by the Government’s surprise plans to impose a travel tax on New Zealanders and international visitors.
  • TRENZ returning to Rotorua in 2016
    20 May 2015
    New Zealand tourism’s biggest annual international business event will return to Rotorua in May 2016, it was announced today.
  • NZ tourism industry targeting Brazil & Indonesia
    19 May 2015
    Two booklets that aim to help New Zealand tourism operators be better hosts to Brazilian and Indonesian visitors have been released by the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) today.
  • Air NZ rides the wave with safety videos - New Zealand Herald - 14th May 2015
    Air New Zealand says it is carving out an entertainment channel niche and is being approached by movie makers wanting to do partnership deals over its safety videos.
  • Tourists hiring cars to undergo assessments - Radio New Zealand - 15th May 2015
    From next month, foreign drivers renting vehicles from some companies will have to undergo an assessment before being given the keys.
  • Trenz attracts tourism buyers south - Otago Daily Times - 15th May 2015
    A major tourism conference next week in Rotorua is already benefiting Dunedin, as the first of seven international travel agents visit the city to see what it has to offer.

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