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


Tourism Industry Awards placed on hold for 2011

Tourism Industry Awards placed on hold for 2011

The Tourism Industry Awards have been put on hold for 2011, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) has announced.

A number of external factors contributed to the decision to not hold the Awards this year, TIA chairman Norm Thompson says.

Our members are telling us that the business demands created by the current economic climate mean they do not have the resources available to focus on creating comprehensive award entries.

They also want to keep their focus on preparing for Rugby World Cup 2011, and TIA does not want to distract them from providing the best possible experiences to visitors during this major event.

In addition, the Christchurch earthquakes mean a significant number of operators in that region are not operational or are concentrating on keeping their businesses going, so would not be in a position to enter the Awards.

“Taking all these factors into consideration, TIA made the difficult decision to put the Awards on hold this year,” he says.

“We are currently considering options for the 2012 Awards, to ensure they continue to meet the needs of the industry at this time. This includes a review of the Award categories and the optimum timing for the event.”

For information on the Tourism Industry Awards, visit

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Stats NZ: Quarterly Inflation Rising Steadily Across The Board

Higher prices for transport and food have driven up inflation for the all households group in the June 2021 quarter, Stats NZ said today. The ‘all households group’ represents all private New Zealand-resident households... More>>

Stats NZ: Primary Products Push Exports To A New High

New Zealand exports reached a new high in June 2021, off the back of record export values for logs and beef, Stats NZ said today. In June 2021, the value of all goods exports rose... More>>

Energy: New Zealand Could Be World’s First Large-scale Producer Of Green Hydrogen

Contact Energy and Meridian Energy are seeking registrations of interest to develop the world’s largest green hydrogen plant. The plant has the potential to earn hundreds of millions in export revenue and help decarbonise economies both here and overseas... More>>

Statistics: Household Saving Falls In The March 2021 Quarter

Saving by New Zealanders in the March 2021 quarter fell to its lowest level in two years after rising sharply in 2020, Stats NZ said today. Increases in household spending outpaced income growth, leading to a decline in household saving from the elevated levels that prevailed throughout 2020... More>>