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ITC Industry News Bulletin #35

Posted on 28/01/2016 by
ITC Industry News Bulletin January 28

In this week’s airline, travel and tourism news, Air New Zealand launches a new recruitment campaign for flight attendants, the TIA chief executive shares his thoughts on the industry and much more.

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Get 2016 off to a great start with a career in travel and tourism

Air New Zealand’s new campaign calls for Kiwis who aspire to fly

Air New Zealand is on the lookout for new flight attendants to join its team. The airline recently launched a new recruitment video, highlighting the benefits of being a flight attendant – as told by real Air New Zealand staff.

The video is a great insight into the life of cabin crew and will no doubt inspire many aviation students to apply.

Air New Zealand’s general manager of cabin crew, Leeanne Langridge, reveals what the airline looks for in its candidates.

“We never stop pushing ourselves to find passionate, proud and dedicated flight attendants who represent our brand values, and go beyond to make a difference in our customers’ journey,” Ms Langridge said.

You can keep up-to-date with Air New Zealand’s new campaign by following the hashtag #AspireToFly on social media.

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[TIA Blog]: We’ve got a good thing going

The latest Tourism Industry Association (TIA) blog by chief executive Chris Roberts is a must-read.

“Can we have too much of a good thing?” Mr Roberts asks in the opening line, referring to New Zealand’s growing tourism industry. He attempts to answer this question in his blog, drawing on industry research and examples to come to an optimistic conclusion.

According to Mr Roberts, New Zealand tourism has a long way to go before it reaches satiation point.

“Take Austria. It’s a third the size of New Zealand and yet it welcomes eight times the number of visitors – 25 million a year. We’re not approaching those numbers but we do have an opportunity to build on the stunning growth we are enjoying,” Mr Roberts writes.

One thing is for sure: the industry is brimming with potential. The next few years are set to be an exciting time as the industry works towards its Tourism 2025 goals.

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IN BRIEF

Tourism industry calls for national approach to Easter trading

The TIA has made a formal submission to the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill, requesting a national approach to Easter trading laws. TIA chief executive Chris Roberts believes “a national approach will provide certainty for everyone”. Read more.

$500k upgrade for Mount Hot Pools

The hot pools at Mount Maunganui could be in for a $530,000 upgrade. Owners have requested funding to give the pools a makeover and ensure they remain a top tourist attraction. “The proposal to upgrade the venue is aimed at addressing these issues and turning it into a truly iconic popular hot salt water venue Tauranga can be proud of,” says project manager Tina Harris-Ririnui. Read more.

New Zealand: more cruises than ever

Cruising in New Zealand has grown exponentially over the past decade and the future is looking bright. This article by Maritime-Executive.com takes a look at the current state of the industry. Read more.

Tourism welcomes Singapore Airlines ‘Capital Express’

Singapore Airlines will fly into Wellington Airport from September 2016 – a move that the TIA believes will help New Zealand on its way to achieving its Tourism 2025 revenue goals. “It will open up a lucrative visitor pipeline into the capital, delivering an estimated 25,000 visitors a year to New Zealand, spending $95 million,” says TIA chief executive Chris Roberts. Read more.

Air New Zealand launches Queenstown night flights

From July onwards, Air New Zealand will offer a selection of night flights into Queenstown. Chief sales and commercial officer Cam Wallace believes the new flights “will be a game-changer for international travellers in particular.” Read more.

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