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The Great Adventure – registrations open

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Adventure and outdoor tourism operators will have the opportunity to focus on growing their sector at The Great Adventure 2015 in Wellington, 3 July.

Organised by TIA, The Great Adventure is the only conference specifically for New Zealand’s adventure and outdoor tourism sector. It will start with a welcome function on Thursday evening 2 July, with the full-day event taking place on 3 July. Early Bird registrations open today.

For more information and to register click here

Adventure & outdoor conference focusing on the future

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Adventure and outdoor tourism operators will have the opportunity to focus on growing their sector at a one-day conference in July, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says.

The Great Adventure 2015, the only conference specifically for New Zealand’s adventure and outdoor tourism sector, will take place in Wellington on 2-3 July 2015. Registrations open today at www.tianz.org.nz/main/The_Great_Adventure_2015

Now in its third year, The Great Adventure will focus on growing a strong and unified sector that succeeds and leads at every level from safety to profitability.

“The programme provides opportunities for participants to gather insight on building quality businesses, to meet and talk with key individuals in government agencies, and to share experiences with their peers,” TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts says.

“We have a great line-up of speakers who will bring our Grow – Lead – Succeed theme to life.”

The programme will begin with a networking function hosted by the Department of Conservation (DOC) on the evening of Thursday 2 July, followed by a full day of presentations and workshops on Friday 3 July at Rydges Wellington.

Keynote speaker Michael Henderson will focus on developing and sustaining a strong business culture, a crucial ingredient for long term success.

Other speakers include representatives from WorkSafe New Zealand, Maritime New Zealand, DOC, the Civil Aviation Authority, Lane Neave Lawyers, Tourism New Zealand and Quality Tourism Development.

“We are really excited about the strong and relevant speaker programme. There is something for everyone and I’m sure every adventure tourism operator will take away valuable tips for their business,” Mr Roberts says.

Early bird registrations are available until Friday 29 May. TIA members qualify for a preferential rate and any operator bringing more than one person to the event will qualify for additional savings. To register and for more details about The Great Adventure 2015, go to www.tianz.org.nz/main/The_Great_Adventure_2015

Latest TNZ Webinars

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Registrations are now open for Tourism New Zealand’s next series of industry webinars, which kick off in June.

These one-hour online webinars are an easy way to keep up to date with the latest market trends, strategic planning and upcoming campaign and trade activity. So get in quick and register your attendance!

Webinars include:

Latest research and insights: Thursday 4 June 2015, 11:00am (NZT)

Lucy Alborn and Bryce Kelliher from Tourism New Zealand’s Insights team will look at some of New Zealand’s key international tourism data, and provide insight into Tourism New Zealand’s active considerer monitor and recent qualitative research – with a focus on one of our stand-out visitor markets, China.

TNZ Roadshow – strategic updates 2015: Thursday 11 June 2015, 2:30pm (NZT)

For those who can’t attend the roadshow events, Tourism New Zealand’s Director of Marketing Andrew Fraser will present a webinar following the roadshow. Register here.

The “little red dot” and so much more – an update on South and South East Asia: Tuesday 30 June 2015, 2:30pm (NZT)

Steven Dixon, Regional Manager South and South East Asia, will look at the markets of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India and Indonesia – providing an update on visitor arrivals and market trends as well as upcoming marketing, trade and public relations activity.

For more information and to register for any of the above webinars, click here

Pre-TRENZ Auckland Airport Asia Summit

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Auckland Airport warmly invites you to join us for the 2015 Asia Summit on Sunday 17th May at Rotorua’s Novotel Hotel.

This year’s Asia Summit conference will be held in Rotorua, New Zealand’s cutltural and geothermal centre. The one-day conference will explore the Four Seasons, Five Senses programme.

The Summit will focus on analysing current trends, research and insights into Chinese travellers’ habits and desires when it comes to visiting New Zealand and identify the ways in which we can amplify these, as well as where the areas of opportunity and challenge lie.

For more information and to register click here

National Services Te Paerangi workshop – An Interpretation Toolbox

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

A National Services Te Paerangi workshop focusing on interpreting objects and stories. Participants will learn essential skills in interpretation, helping to bring to life stories that make strong connections with audiences and communities.

Date: Wednesday 29 April 2015
Time: 10am-3pm
Venue: Waikato Museum, Hamilton
Cost: $20 pay on the day

The workshop will cover:
• What is interpretation? – the basic history and guiding principles of communicating information to your visitors
• Understanding your audiences
• Deciding which story to tell
• Key messages and interpretive media – finding the right tool for the job
• Using and writing effective labels
• Interpreting your WWI collections – sharing stories online via All That Remains

Who will I meet?
• Sarah Morris has 20 years experience working in a variety of exhibition development and visitor advocacy roles both front and back of house at Te Papa. Presently she is a Senior Audience Engagement Facilitator with a particular interest in the philosophy of interpretation, community involvement and co-creation in developing exhibitions.
• You will also meet other museum personnel in your region – a great networking opportunity!

Who is it for?
This is an introductory level workshop which gives representatives from small museums, art galleries, heritage organisations, the arts and cultural sector, and iwi organisations the chance to learn more about interpretation.
This workshop will be of particular interest to those organisations working on WWI commemorative projects and want to know more about how to share and use interpretation tools to make strong connections with audiences and communities.

How do I sign up?
Register online through National Services Te Paerangi’s website
• If you have any questions, please contact National Services Te Paerangi – natserv@tepapa.govt.nz or freephone: 0508 NSTP HELP (0508 678 743)

What else do I need to know?
• Bring a pen and paper to take notes.
• Bring your lunch (morning and afternoon tea will be provided).
• Please be aware that your photo may be taken during the workshop, and photos may be used for National Services Te Paerangi purposes.

New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference

Friday, April 17th, 2015

The goal of this year’s New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference is for all attendees to feel inspired by the valuable insight and ideas they discover, the calibre of speakers, and the connections they make.

It will build on the positive momentum New Zealand’s hotel sector is enjoying and help delegates and their businesses prosper.

Register now to get the early bird special which closes on 7 May 2015. TIA members also get a preferential registration rate.

Adventure safety systems workshops

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

TIA’s SupportAdventure Safety Systems Workshops are on next week in Dunedin (14 April), Queenstown (15 April) and Wanaka (16 April) and travelling to the North Island over the following couple of weeks.

The free, three-hour workshops are aimed at ALL operators working in the adventure tourism and outdoor sector (not only those covered by the adventure activities regulations).

The workshop will be on in Taupo on 22 April, Rotorua on 28th April, Auckland on 29 April along with other North Island locations.

Click here for more information and registration.

Register now for Tourism New Zealand’s upcoming roadshows

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

As we approach a new financial year, Tourism New Zealand is taking to the road to present to industry in five regions across New Zealand.

This is a great opportunity to join in a conversation regarding TNZ’s priorities for the next year including their drive to target the shoulder season, with the appreciation that ground capacity constraints are flattening peak demand; their work to understand New Zealand’s visitor segments across markets more deeply and what the barriers and motivators are to getting them to travel and finally the evolution of their global campaign 100% Pure New Zealand to be uniquely New Zealand

Roadshow dates include:

North Island

◾Rotorua – Monday 8 June (Novotel Hotel) Main conference 11.00am-12.00pm, networking 12.00pm-1.00pm
◾Wellington – Tuesday 9 June (Te Papa) Main conference 4.00pm-5.00pm, networking 5.00pm-6.00pm
◾Auckland – Tuesday 9 June (Crowne Plaza), Main conference 9.30am-10.30am, networking 10.30am-11.30am

For more information and to register click here.

2015 Hotel Industry Conference – Save the date!

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Save the date for the 2015 Hotel Industry Conference, 4 June, The Langham, Auckland.

Some exciting initiatives are planned for this year’s event, including a new-look website, top name speakers, panel discussions and a new hotel forum.

The conference will conclude with a fabulous dinner and the presentation of Hotel Industry Awards. The conference is co-hosted by TIA and Horwath HTL.

More Info

B&B national conference

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Registrations are now open for the Bed & Breakfast Association NZ’s 2015 National Conference, 22-23 May, Napier.

The theme is Growing the Brand and the programme includes the conference and AGM, a 1930 Prohibition Speakeasy on the Saturday night and a Sunday excursion.

See the website for more information