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ITC Industry News Bulletin #1

Posted on 20/05/2015 by
In this week's Industry Bulletin tourism jobs are in high demand, Tourism NZ launches a new campaign and TRENZ opens in Rotorua, plus many more interesting stories

In this week’s Industry Bulletin tourism jobs are in high demand, Tourism NZ launches a new campaign and TRENZ opens in Rotorua, plus many more interesting stories

Welcome to the first edition of the ITC Industry News Bulletin, a weekly round-up of the latest news from the airline, travel and tourism industries.

You can read more about the strategy behind the Industry News Bulletin here.

TOP STORIES

Tourism industry set to grow

Tourism workforce set to grow almost 40%

The New Zealand tourism industry will need as many as 36,000 more full-time workers by 2025, according to research released by the Tourism Industry Association (TIA) this week.

“TIA is working with the tourism industry to develop a People & Skills Strategy which looks at how to attract more people to work in the tourism industry in the short, medium and long term. This work is progressing well and we expect to launch it publicly later this year,” TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts said in a media release.

Read the full report here

Every day a different journey

Tourism New Zealand launches new campaign: “Every day a different journey”

Last week Tourism New Zealand unveiled a new marketing commercial with the theme of ‘Every day a different journey’.  In an official media release, Tourism New Zealand chief executive Kevin Bowler said the commercial is part of a new phase of marketing which will focus on New Zealand’s diversity.

“For the next phase of 100% Pure New Zealand, we’ll be emphasising our story of closeness and diversity – how our amazing landscapes and activities are all within easy reach,” Kevin said.

Watch the television commercial here

Trenz 2013

TRENZ welcomes buyers from all over the world to Rotorua

New Zealand’s largest tourism and trade event, TRENZ, was held in Rotorua this week (May 17 – May 20). More than 300 buyers from all over the world travelled to New Zealand for the occasion.

“Buyers come to TRENZ to discover new and exciting tourism products and experiences that they can sell to consumers in their home markets,” TIA chief executive Chris Roberts said.

“Over 90% of buyers at last year’s event told us that TRENZ is more important than any other marketing and purchasing activities they undertake. More than two-thirds expected an increase in the amount of business they do with New Zealand as a result of their attendance.”

Read more

IN BRIEF

NZ Tourism industry could overtake dairy in next 12 months

Tourism could overtake dairy as New Zealand’s leading export earner within the next year. Read more.

Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand to extend their marketing partnership

This investment partnership, totalling more than $20 million, will be extended through the 2016 financial year. Read more.

 Tourism hits record-breaking levels in Nelson

Nelson had nearly 1.3 million guest nights in a year, largely thanks to events such as the Cricket World Cup, the Royal National Pipeband Championship and Marchfest. Read more.

Auckland Airport launches $100k tourism competition

Four NZ businesses could win $25,000 by creating an innovative marketing campaign to attract Asian visitors to NZ. Read more.

China tourism tipped to soon outstrip Australia

China could overtake Australia as New Zealand’s largest tourism market. Read more.

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9 Responses to “ITC Industry News Bulletin #1”

  1. Carla says:

    Wonderful, positive news for all our students!

  2. Michelle says:

    Fantastic news for ITC students! The opportunities for graduates will grow even more!

  3. Lesley Brough says:

    Exciting news for the industry!

  4. Karen Houston says:

    Great initiative from ITC…leading edge as per usual! And great to get the news from the horses mouth, as it were..:)

  5. Lorna says:

    Nice work Jess

  6. Kyleigh says:

    Great concept – good to have our finger on the pulse.

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