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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

2014 TIA Summit – save the date!

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

The 2014 TIA Summit will be held in Wellington on Tuesday 4 November.

The programme will be designed to inform, inspire and challenge industry leaders. TIA will release more information and registration details over the coming weeks.

Tourism New Zealand Emerging Markets Update

Friday, July 4th, 2014

From mid- August Tourism New Zealand will be visiting Auckland, Queenstown, Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Rotorua for a series of free industry updates, focussing on our work in the priority emerging markets of India, Indonesia and Latin America.

The five hour afternoon workshop will include presentations from Justin Watson, Director of Trade, PR and Major Events, and each of the priority emerging markets’ country manager. You will also have the opportunity to learn some valuable tools and gain insight into building relationships and contacts in these markets.

Sessions will be held on the following dates.

You can register for any of the sessions here.

• Auckland – Friday, 15 August 2014
• Queenstown – Monday, 18 August 2014
• Christchurch – Tuesday, 19 August 2014
• Dunedin – Wednesday, 20 August 2014
• Wellington – Thursday, 21 August 2014
• Rotorua – Friday, 22 August 2014

The event will finish with an hour of drinks and nibbles.

Registration open for TIA-DOC forum

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

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

Come and discuss how to build strong and effective partnerships between DOC and operators in your area. There’ll be an update on how DOC restructures affect your region and an opportunity to meet relevant DOC contacts. The forum is free to TIA members. Click here to register

Tourism New Zealand Webinars

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Tourism New Zealand’s latest series of industry webinars will offer insight into key areas of work including a UK and Germany market update, a look at their progress in the premium sector, an update from the TNZ Trade team and a look at TNZ’s work to support Tourism 2025.

These one-hour online webinars are an easy way to keep up to date with what TNZ is up to. So get in quick to register your attendance for their latest sessions!

• UK and Germany: Market and Insights Update – Tuesday 17 June, 9.00am (NZT)
With visitor arrivals out of the UK up 2.8 per cent, and Germany up a staggering 16.3 per cent for the year ending April 2014 – the UK and Germany markets are showing encouraging growth. Tourism New Zealand’s General Manager Americas & Europe Gregg Anderson, along with Senior Insights Analyst Bevan Wait, will provide an overview of the UK and Germany markets, looking at the latest visitor arrivals and trends as well as upcoming marketing and trade activity. Register here.

• Kevin Bowler on Tourism 2025 – The role of Tourism New Zealand – Tuesday 24 June, 10.00am (NZT)
What is Tourism New Zealand doing to help achieve the Tourism 2025 aspirational goal of $41 billion in tourism revenue in 2025? For those who missed Chief Executive Kevin Bowler’s presentation at TRENZ this year – here is a chance to hear it again. Kevin will look at the recently launched Tourism 2025 framework, and how Tourism New Zealand is working across the industry to help grow the value of tourism for New Zealand. Register here.

• Driving value from high value visitors – Friday 4 July, 10.00am (NZT)
Over the last year Tourism New Zealand has significantly increased its efforts in the premium sector, as part of its strategy to grow the number of high-net worth visitors to New Zealand. Work in the premium sector is gaining momentum across key markets and within the lucrative Superyacht sector. There is now a dedicated premium team in place and marketing and trade activity is up and running. Tourism New Zealand’s Director of Trade, PR and Major Events Justin Watson will provide an overview of Tourism New Zealand’s key activity over the last year and take a look at TNZ’s direction heading into the new financial year. Register here.

• TNZ Trade Team Update – Tuesday 22 July, 10.00am (NZT)
It has been a busy few months for Tourism New Zealand’s trade team – with key trade events, a revamped trade website and plenty of famils keeping the team busy. Trade Marketing Manager Tansy Tompkins, Trade Development Manager Paul Trowell and the wider team will provide an update on what’s coming up in the trade space including emerging market workshops, famils and events, the explore programme and a quick look at distribution channels and how best to work with them. Register here.

Hamilton & Waikato Toruism Regional Update Speaker Presentations

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

On the 27th May we held a Regional Tourism Update at the Novotel Tainui Hamilton.

There was a great turn out from our operators and industry and we would like to thanks all those who attended.

Please find links to speaker presentations below

Andrew Matheson, Bike NZ – High performance sport in NZ and the region
Seamus Marten, Hamilton FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015 Venue General Manager – FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015
Chad Hooker, Hamilton City Council – Cricket World Cup 2015
Kiri Goulter, Hamilton & Waikato Tourism, Regional update & RTO activities
Paul Yeo, Tourism NZ – Global market update & special interest activities

The Great Adventure 2014

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Registrations for The Great Adventure 2014 are now open!

Focusing on ‘Change, challenge and opportunity’, The Great Adventure will be held in Wellington on 19-20 June.

The programme will begin with a networking function at the Grand Hall at Parliament on the evening on Thursday 19 June, followed by a full day of presentations and workshops on Friday 20 June.

Programme and registration details are available on TIA’s website.

Early bird registrations are available until Friday 23 May.

The Great Adventure is being sponsored by the Department of Conservation

Find more information here.

Asia Summit 2014 – free registration

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Auckland Airport is holding its annual Asia Summit on 16 May at Auckland’s Pullman hotel.

The one day conference is designed to give you “countless insights” to help you meet HOT tourism opportunities.

There’s a great line-up of speakers and registration is free. Click here for more information