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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

Free adventure workshops

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

TIA is running free SupportAdventure Safety Systems Workshops around the country over March and April.

The three-hour workshops are aimed at all operators working in the adventure and outdoor sector (not only those covered by the adventure activities regulations). You’ll get practical support to help you implement and continually improve your safety management systems and embed a culture of safety into your operation.

Click here for more information and registration.

The Great Adventure 2015 – save the date!

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Save the date for The Great Adventure 2015, in Wellington, 2-3 July, at Rydges Hotel.

Now in its third year, this must attend event for adventure tourism and outdoor sector leaders will kick off with a networking function on Thursday evening, 2 July, followed by a full day of conference activity on 3 July. More details coming soon. Save the date now!

TIA Regional Tourism Summits – save the date!

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

After the successful 2014 TIA Summit in Wellington, there was a lot of feedback asking TIA to take the Summit to the regions. TIA are pleased to announce that through June–August, TIA and their partners will hold Regional Tourism Summits in 13 locations.

TIA are putting together an exciting programme of topics and speakers. It’s a chance to find out how our industry is tracking against the Tourism 2025 $41 billion aspirational goal, nationally and in your region. It will also be a great opportunity to network and for TIA to hear directly from operators on the ground.

Find locations and dates here

DriveSafe Free Regional Briefings

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Rental vehicle operators and other organisations who come into contact with visiting drivers are invited to attend a free DriveSafe Regional Briefing to find out about new initiatives to help visitors safely enjoy their self-drive holiday.

The one-hour briefing will provide you with practical tools to help ensure visitors have the best travelling experience and to improve road safety.

The DriveSafe Regional Briefings are being organised by TIA and the Rental Vehicle Association. They are aimed at rental vehicle operators, Regional Tourism Organisations, visitor centres, accommodation providers, and other operators who interact with visiting drivers. Click here for more information and registration.

Dates and locations

24 February  – Queenstown
26 February  – Auckland Airport, and Auckland City
3 March – Christchurch
4 March – Wellington
10 March – Napier
11 March – Rotorua

Click here for more details and free registration

Latest TNZ Webinars

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

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.

Japan and Korea – Market Update: Tuesday 17 February, 3.00pm (NZT)

Regional Manager Japan and Korea, Nick Mudge will take a look at the markets of Japan and Korea providing an update on visitor arrivals and market trends as well as upcoming marketing, trade and public relations activity. Register here.

Digital performance on mobile and social: Thursday 26 February, 10.00am (NZT)

Come along to this webinar session if your tourism business is active online.

In this update Tourism New Zealand’s Digital Manager David Brem will look at the changing behaviour of newzealand.com users, including the information needs of consumers across our priority markets and mobile user insights – how does their behaviour differ to desktop?

The session will also look at how TNZ is utilising Facebook as a marketing channel looking at the art of great content, the science of post formats and targeting and why TNZ’s social strategy has moved from social ‘likes’ to social advocacy. Register here.

TNZ’s new Visual Library – the one stop shop for all digital assets: Thursday 5 March, 11.00am (NZT)

The new Visual Library has been developed to replace the existing TNZ Image Library. It’s a new digital asset management site that will house all the tools we use to promote New Zealand as a visitor destination.

Jodi Redden, Tourism New Zealand’s Global Brand Manager will run through the features of the Visual Library including improved search functionality and the range of assets and files now available. Jodi will also present image testing research results, revealing TNZ’s most popular images.

Like the existing Image Library the new single hub will be accessible to TNZ staff, PR, Trade and Industry operators and will be dependent on access rights. So tune in and find out how one password will give you access to the complete range of TNZ’s digital assets. Register here.