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Tourism Industry Aotearoa has awarded scholarships worth $4500 each to two students to help them complete their final year of study.
The Sir Jack Newman Award recognises an industry leader who has completed considerable service to the tourism industry.
Tourism is facing nearly $13bn in lost spending due to the border closures.
The “‘lumpy” nature of domestic tourism means many of the roles that need to be filled are part-time and temporary.
The operators will advise TIA on issues affecting small and micro tourism businesses.
New tourism minister Stuart Nash will present the opening address at this year’s Tourism Summit Aotearoa.
The incoming Government must provide a roadmap for recovery for the sector and both supply and demand support, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.
There is a risk of labour and skill shortages in the tourism sector if we permanently lose staff displaced by Covid-19.
While New Zealand’s overall greenhouse gas emissions fell by 1.1% between 2007 and 2018, tourism emissions increased by 16.3%.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa expects its intrest-free loan scheme for adventure tourism operators to cost less than $80,000.
The incoming Government must be bold in overhauling conservation legislation in the interests of both the natural environment and tourism.
The association challenges the Govt’s Tourism Futures Taskforce to take “bold steps” to address industry issues.
Queenstown Lakes’ mayor and TIA call on the Govt to relax the restrictions to help struggling operators.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa has underlined the need for a true partnership between industry and government as it looks to a post-election rebuild of the battered tourism industry.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa is planning to hold its annual summit on 17 November, with Air New Zealand chief executive Greg Foran lined up as a speaker.
The final quarter of FY20 saw the association “turn full focus to the pandemic” as the industry came to a standstill.
The refreshed TSC set out 12 commitments and outlined actions businesses could take to build more resilient, engaged and sustainable organisations.
Tourism businesses are suffering large financial hits while the Covid-19 alert level 3 for Auckland continues, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa is calling for $2.8m of support from the Government for help with operator compliance costs.
It is insufficient for hard-hit tourism, say industry groups.
If restrictions continue the Govt should consider releasing some of the $14b it has in reserves to help businesses, says the association.
TIA said the incoming Government must address longstanding issues including congestion, poor infrastructure, low wages and undesirable visitor behaviour.
Leading industry bodies are feeling “underwhelmed” and “frustrated” at the Government’s latest $300m tourism support package, which they say falls short of what the devastated sector needs to survive.
Tourism, travel, aviation, hospitality and events organisations jointly ask for more Govt support.
The association has outlined 37 specific actions it wants to see implemented.
A third of tourism businesses say they will reduce staff when the Govt ends its wage subsidy.
Overall occupancy was also down by an average of 43.7% in the three months to May 2020.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa has issued standards and guidelines for the country’s accommodation and activities operators.
PM’s green-light for domestic travel from Thursday prompts wave of relief from operators, new campaign from RTOs, but warnings of the danger of further delays from TIA.
Gráinne Troute has been named at the new independent chair on the board at Tourism Industry Aotearoa.
The award-winning operator says operators will be doing themselves a disservice by heavy discounting.
The Government’s decision to relax travel restrictions at Covid-19 alert level 2 would help save jobs and businesses, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa is turning up the pressure on government to allow domestic travel at level 2, warning the alternative will put thousands of jobs and hundreds of businesses at risk.
More than 350 businesses say they are shedding staff because of Covid-19.
The latest business support measures announced by the Government are not enough, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.
But it is in a deep slumber, says TIA’s CEO.
The sector has an opportunity to change the way it operates, say tourism groups.
Today at 11.30am, Tourism Industry Aotearoa is holding the first in a series of webinars over coming weeks to help support the industry through the Covid-19 crisis.
Fifteen senior representatives from across the industry came together for the first meeting of Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s operators’ panel.
A panel of tourism operators is being formed to help the association deal with Covid-19’s impact on the industry.
Improved information on travel restrictions, better advice for travellers, and factsheets for industry were among the issues discussed at the first high-level meeting between government and tourism industry representatives.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa has organised a full day event at Rydges Auckland to focus on how the tourism industry can tell positive stories about its benefits to communities.
Accommodation providers are disappointed the High Court has thrown out a judicial review of Auckland Council’s bed tax as the tourism sector is hit with headwinds from coronavirus.
Year two of Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s Tourism Sustainability Commitment shows an uplift in the industry’s overall sustainability rating – rising from 7.9 to 8.2 in 2019 – as it progresses towards the goal of 9.5 by 2025.
Onerous compliance requirements and costs, increased domestic competition and growing global uncertainty have emerged as top concerns for New Zealand’s $39bn tourism industry, according to the latest State of the Industry report.
The first YES National Excellence Tourism Award went to students from Roncalli College in Timaru for their reusable bag product, aimed at encouraging responsible camping.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa has entered into a partnership with international risk advisor Marsh New Zealand.
Tourism growth needs to be productive, sustainable and inclusive, says TIA’s chief executive.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa is proposing a portion of the International Visitor Levy is assigned to the tourism industry to seed the establishment of industry-led research capacity and capability.
Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development’s Go with Tourism platform has received a Commendation for Innovation at the Economic Development New Zealand 2019 Best Practice Awards.