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  • TRENZ, New Zealand’s premier international tourism trade event, will return to the Southern Lakes region next year, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) has announced. TRENZ will be held in Queenstown, in the heart of the Southern Lakes region, starting on Monday 7 May 2012. The event was held in Queenstown for the first time this year and the new location received overwhelming support from the industry, TIA Chairman Norm Thompson says.
    Article - 2011-08-05 18:00
  • The Tourism Industry Awards have been put on hold for 2011, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) has announced. A number of external factors contributed to the decision to not hold the Awards this year, TIA chairman Norm Thompson says. Our members are telling us that the business demands created by the current economic climate mean they do not have the resources available to focus on creating comprehensive award entries.
    Article - 2011-08-12 17:00
  • Visitor arrivals and expenditure will increase if government and the tourism industry work together to grow the visitor economy, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says. Commenting on tourism forecasts released by the Ministry of Economic Development today, TIA Chief Executive Tim Cossar says strong positive action will help keep tourism among New Zealand’s top export industries.
    Article - 2011-09-20 15:55
  • Rugby World Cup 2011 highlighted the value of tourism to New Zealand’s economy like never before, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says. “For six weeks, communities around the country welcomed tens of thousands of international visitors. Often dressed in their team’s colours, they were highly visible, and were intent on having a great time. But what many people may not realise is that New Zealand routinely hosts this many people and more during the peak summer months,” TIA Chief Executive Tim Cossar says.
    Article - 2011-10-28 14:00
  • As Cantabrians enjoy their Show Day holiday, this is a great time to think about giving New Zealanders more long weekends, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says. “In these challenging economic times, we all need a break but it’s getting harder to take time off work. So more long weekends that give Kiwis the opportunity for short breaks is the perfect solution,” TIA Chief Executive Tim Cossar says.
    Article - 2011-11-11 15:00
  • Working more closely with our biggest competitor will help grow New Zealand’s $23 billion tourism industry, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says. Building stronger ties with Australia’s tourism industry is the aim of a series of meetings in Sydney next week between TIA and Australian tourism organisations.
    Article - 2011-11-17 14:00
  • Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) Chief Executive Tim Cossar will step down from the role early in the new year, Chairman Norm Thompson has announced. Mr Cossar has been appointed to head Te Puia, New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute in Rotorua, one of New Zealand’s premier tourism attractions. “On behalf of TIA’s board of directors, I would like wish Tim all the best for his future and thank him for his efforts at TIA in the last three years,” Mr Thompson said.
    Article - 2011-11-22 14:00
  • Government investment in upgrading Immigration New Zealand’s IT system will help bring more visitors to New Zealand, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says. Welcoming today’s announcement about the new system, TIA Chief Executive Tim Cossar said improved immigration processing would boost visitor numbers, especially from valuable new markets like China.
    Article - 2011-12-13 15:00
  • Two leading visitor industry organisations have announced a proposal to integrate into a single strong, high profile, well resourced association. The Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) and the New Zealand Hotel Council (NZHC) aim to have the new integrated Association in place by 1 April 2012. TIA Chairman Norm Thompson says the move has come about as a result of recent discussions. The Boards of both TIA and NZHC have separately discussed and unanimously agreed to endorse the process, and are now consulting their members.
    Article - 2012-02-10 17:00
  • The bed tax on visitors being proposed by Napier and Hastings mayors is a ‘lazy tax’ that will unfairly penalise travellers who stay in commercial accommodation such as hotels and motels, says the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA). “It won’t capture the many visitors who stay privately with friends and family or those who stay in rented homes for example,” says TIA Chief Executive Martin Snedden. “It also doesn’t target other businesses that benefit from visitors such as vineyards, restaurants, bars and cafés, supermarkets and petrol stations.”
    Article - 2012-06-14 08:00