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Tourism Export Council Xmas Symposium

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

The Tourism Export Council Xmas Symposium will be held at Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland on Wednesday 10th December 2014.

Speakers include:

• Lesley Immink – Tourism Export Council update
• Paul Yeo – Tourism New Zealand update
• David Wilks – WETA and Tourism update
• Enterprise Dunedin – Conference 2015 update
• Vinh Giang – Entrepreneur, Speaker & Magician

Fore more details and to register click here

Explore Central North Island Trade Show

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Registrations are now open for the eXplore Trade Show in April 2015.

This is a one day tourism trade show to be held in Auckland and will be the fourth annual event for the eXplore Central North Island group, which last year saw a record number of NZ trade buyers attend along with a huge number of Tourism Operators.

Operators wishing to exhibit at the eXplore Show need to register by 30th January 2015.

For more information and to register click here

Tourism New Zealand Operator Workshop

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Hamilton & Waikato Tourism, in conjunction with Tourism New Zealand, are running a workshop around making the most of your online presence on newzealand.com.

Accommodation, transport, and tourism activity operators throughout New Zealand can list on the Tourism New Zealand website www.newzealand.com free of charge. Newzealand.com receives around 14 million visits per year worldwide, and as such offers a great opportunity for tourism operators and accommodation providers throughout New Zealand.

Listing on the Tourism New Zealand website also allows operator to automatically list on the Hamilton & Waikato Tourism website, as our website takes a direct feed from of operator listings from newzealand.com. As our website, hamiltonwaikato.com, is the main portal for all our marketing activities, this is also a great opportunity for operators to have a presence on our website.

There will be two workshops available:

Workshop 1: Tourism New Zealand Operator Listings – creating and editing your listings

This workshop is for operators who do not currently have a listing on newzealand.com, or are new to this space. The goal of this workshop is for every participant to successfully create a business account and listing on newzealand.com, and is aimed at covering the basics of creating and managing your listing including uploading images, contact and booking info and adding trade information, registering for Explore and for i-SITE.

Workshop details are:
Date: Tuesday 11th November
Time: 8.45am to 12 noon
Location: Brooklyn 3 room, Claudelands Conference and Exhibition Centre
Cost to attend: Complimentary

Please note for this workshop you will need to come prepared to provide a description of your business, contact details, pricing and facilities and also bring:

•A WIFI capable laptop or tablet device. (We will have a limited amount of laptops available for use. Please let me know when registering if you would like to use one as they are on a first come first serve basis)
•Digital images to promote your business, in jpg format.
•Digital version of your business Logo, in jpg format.

Workshops 2: Tourism New Zealand Operator Listings – Making the most of your listing

This workshop is for operators who currently have a listing on newzealand.com, but are looking for ways to make the most of this listing and the opportunities the Tourism New Zealand website presents. This workshop will cover a range of things from uploading deals, content articles, events, booking info, adding trade information, registering for Explore and for i-SITE.

Workshop details are:

Date: Tuesday 11th November
Time: 1:15pm to 5pm
Location: Brooklyn 3 room, Claudelands Conference and Exhibition Centre
Cost to attend: Complimentary

Please note for this workshop you will need to come prepared with your business listing log on details, booking details, images, content, pricing and facility details and also bring:

•A WIFI capable laptop or tablet device (There will be a limited number of laptops available for use, on a first come first serve basis. If you would like to use one please let me know when registering).
•Any questions you have about your listing
•Any content you wish to load including events, deals etc

If you would like to attend either of the above workshops please RSVP to Natalie Dean at natalie@hamiltonwaikato.com as soon as possible, as spaces are very limited and will be given on a first come first serve basis.

 

Latest TNZ Webinars

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Registrations are now open for Tourism New Zealand’s latest series of industry webinars, which are about to kick off! These one-hour online webinars are an easy way to keep up-to-date with what TNZ is up to. So get in quick and register your attendance.

Get up to speed with TNZ’s global campaign and public relations activity, take a look at our new youth brand platform and campaign and be updated on US market insights and activity.

Australia Market: how is it tracking?
Friday 14 November, 1.00pm (NZT)

Australia is New Zealand largest source of visitor arrivals and is a tier one market for TNZ, making it a key priority. In this session General Manager Australia, Tony Saunders, will provide a market update looking at the latest visitor and market trends as well as upcoming activity. Register here.

TNZ Roadshow Webinar – last chance!
Friday 21 November, 10.00am (NZT)

In November Tourism New Zealand will once again be on the road to present to the industry. These sessions will provide an update on Tourism New Zealand and what activity is planned for the second half of the financial year. If you can’t make it along to one of these, be sure to tune into to hear Director of Trade, PR and Major Events, Justin Watson’s webinar which will provide an overview of the content presented throughout the Roadshow. Register here.

TNZ Roadshow – Strategic Updates November 2014

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Tourism New Zealand will be on the road again to present to the industry.

North Island

◾Auckland – Wednesday 12 November (Pullman Hotel) Joint conference with ATEED 2.00pm-6.00pm – For registrations and programme details, see ATEED website click here
◾Wellington – Wednesday 12 November (Amora Hotel, 170 Wakefield Street) 9.00am-9.30am Registration, 9.30am-10.30am TNZ presentations, 10.30am-11.15am Networking
◾Rotorua – Thursday 13 November (Millennium Hotel, 1000 Hinemoa Street) 2.00pm-2.30pm Registration, 2.30pm-3.30pm TNZ presentations, 3.30pm-4.15pm Networking

Registration (with tea and coffee supplied) is 30 minutes prior to the conference start time. Networking – light refreshments provided.

Register to attend this event here.

Register now for TNZ roadshows

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Be in the know with what Tourism New Zealand is up to. Register now for the November strategic roadshows – an opportunity to get an update on latest results as well TNZ’s plans for the coming six months.

There are five being held across the country.

North Island

◾Auckland – Wednesday 12 November (Pullman Hotel) Joint conference with ATEED 2.00pm-6.00pm
The Auckland roadshow is being held in conjunction with ATEED and as such they will be taking registrations. Programme details and registrations will be available within the next couple of weeks.

◾Wellington – Wednesday 12 November (Amora Hotel, 170 Wakefield Street) 9.00am-9.30am Registration, 9.30am-10.30am TNZ presentations, 10.30am-11.15am Networking

◾Rotorua – Thursday 13 November (Millennium Hotel, 1000 Hinemoa Street) 2.00pm-2.30pm Registration, 2.30pm-3.30pm TNZ presentations, 3.30pm-4.15pm Networking

Click here to register.

BYATA Conference 2014

Friday, October 10th, 2014

World class adventurer, motivational speaker and leadership consultant Jamie Fitzgerald will present and run a breakout session at the BYATA Conference 2014, 23 & 24 October, Queenstown.

Visit the BYATA (New Zealand Backpacker, Youth and Adventure Tourism Association) website here for more information and registration details.

2014 TIA Summit – registrations open!

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Registrations are now open for the 2014 TIA Summit, Wellington, 4 November.

TIA have a fantastic line up of international and New Zealand speakers ready to front up. The theme is Inspire – Connect – Thrive and TIA are sure you won’t be disappointed.

Highlights include ‘5in5’* Tourism 2025 presentations featuring industry chief executives across the private and public sectors (*five slides in five minutes):

• What are industry associations and organisations doing to put Tourism 2025 into action?
• What are key government agencies doing to enable Tourism 2025?
• What progress is being made on the target for value opportunities?

There’ll be plenty of opportunity for you to ask these leaders the hard questions, and for networking with your peers. The Summit will be followed by a dinner which will include the announcement and celebration of the TIA Tourism Industry Awards.

Register now and receive the Earlybird Rate.

Adventure audit workshops

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

TIA is running 15 FREE half-day workshops around New Zealand to support adventure and outdoor operators in satisfying the auditor that their entire safety management system complies with the standard, both in intention and in practice. The workshops are open to all – you don’t have to be a TIA member to attend.

You will receive personal coaching and advice on your safety system and documentation, with a focus on preparing for audit or fixing areas where your auditor has said you don’t comply with the audit standard.

Even though your Safety Management Plan (SMP) may be well advanced or completed, the workshops will provide practical help to get your entire system up to the standard necessary to pass your audit. They will build on any advice you have already received from your WorkSafe NZ safety advisor. These workshops are supported by WorkSafe NZ and will be of value even if you have started your audit.

Workshop dates and locations

The Hamilton Workshop will be held on Tuesday 16th September

For more workshop dates and registrations details click here

TIA/DOC Tourism Conservation Connection Forums

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

TIA and the Department of Conservation are holding a series of forums around the country with tourism and recreation concessionaires from 21 July to 15 August.

Head along to discuss how to build strong and effective partnerships between DOC and operators in your area.

The Hamilton forum will be held on Monday 4th August from 11am – 3pm.

Registration is free to TIA members and $30 for non-members. Read more