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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.

 

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.