Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


TIA applauds two wins for tourism

8 August 2014

TIA applauds two wins for tourism

The Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) is applauding two significant announcements which will help deliver on the tourism industry’s goal of $41 billion in total tourism revenue by 2025.

A consortium has been chosen to build the new Christchurch Convention Centre, one of the central-city's key anchor projects. Accor has been selected as the Convention Centre’s preferred hotel operator.

The government has also given the green light to a strategic alliance between Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines, which will see Air New Zealand fly into Singapore for the first time since 2006.

TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts says the importance of the Convention Centre to the revitalisation of Christchurch cannot be under-estimated.

“The Convention Centre is the cornerstone project that will attract accommodation, hospitality and retail development into the CBD.

“New Zealand has a huge opportunity to attract more high spending convention and conference visitors. It is important that Christchurch has a top class facility as part of an expanded network of centres around the country.

“This improves the competitiveness of New Zealand tourism and targets value visitors – both important aims recognised in the tourism industry’s Tourism 2025 growth framework.

“I look forward to the new Christchurch Convention Centre opening for business in 2017.”

Mr Roberts says approval of the Air New Zealand/Singapore Airlines alliance is also aligned with Tourism 2025.

“Growing sustainable air connections is crucial to growing the value of tourism. The alliance between Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines has immediate benefits in terms of additional capacity and also offers a sustainable partnership that should provide long-term gains and opportunities.

“Singapore is a vital source of visitors to New Zealand with potential to increase. It is also one of the world’s major aviation hubs and a vital pipeline to our growing visitor markets throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim.

“TIA has advocated for both the airline alliance and for a Christchurch Convention Centre and we are delighted with these announcements.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Half Full: Dairy Payouts Steady, Cash Will Be Tight

Industry body DairyNZ is advising farmers to focus on strong cashflow management as they look ahead to the 2015-16 season following Fonterra's half-year results announcement today. More>>

ALSO:

First Union: Cotton On Plans To Use “Tea Break” Law

“The Prime Minister reassured New Zealanders that ‘post the passing of this law, will you all of a sudden find thousands of workers who are denied having a tea break? The answer is absolutely not’... Cotton On is proposing to remove tea and meal breaks for workers in its safety sensitive distribution centre. How long before other major chains try and follow suit?” More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ-Korea FTA Signed Amid Spying, Lost Sovereignty Claims

A long-awaited free trade agreement between New Zealand and South Korea has been signed in Seoul by Prime Minister John Key and the Korean president, Park Geun-hye. More>>

ALSO:

PM Visit: NZ And Viet Nam Agree Ambitious Trade Target

New Zealand and Viet Nam have agreed an ambitious target of doubling two-way goods and service trade to around $2.2 billion by 2020, Prime Minister John Key has announced. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Economy Grows 0.8% In Fourth Quarter

The New Zealand economy expanded in the fourth quarter as tourists drove growth in retailing and accommodation, and property sales increased demand for real estate services. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: RBNZ’s Wheeler Keeps OCR On Hold, No Rate Hikes Ahead

The Reserve Bank has removed the prospect of future interest rate hikes from its forecast horizon as a strong kiwi dollar and cheap oil hold down inflation, and the central bank ponders whether to lower its assessment of where “neutral” interest rates should be. The kiwi dollar gained. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news