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Traveltrade E-News: Aviation May Face Skills Gap

Traveltrade e-news: Aviation may face skills gap, tourism sector urged to change thinking

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Tourism sector urged to change its thinking
As registrations open for the 2012 TIA Summit, Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) chief executive Martin Snedden is encouraging industry players to change their thinking and come up with new ways to grow the visitor economy and address long-standing challenges. Read More...

Aviation may face emerging skills gap
Research commissioned by the Aviation, Tourism and Travel Training Organisation (ATTTO) has shown that the aviation industry needs to tackle the issue of an ageing workforce and keep apace of new technology before an emerging national skills gap becomes a problem. Read More...

Flat tourist spend, but China growth strong
China is on the verge of becoming our second-largest tourist market, according to a survey produced by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. The International Visitor Survey also showed tourist spending was flat at $5.6 billion for the year ending June 2012, despite a five per cent increase in visitor numbers to 2.6 million.Read More..

HA releases introductory fares
Hawaiian Airlines (HA) has released a range of introductory fares for its new flights from Auckland to Honolulu, commencing three times weekly from 14 March, 2013. Introductory roundtrip fares to Honolulu start from $1075 for economy class and $3316 for business class. Read More...

News Bites
Win with QF and South Australia Tourism
Win your clients a trip for two to South Australia and you could win a $250 ‘prezzy’ with Qantas (QF) and South Australia Tourism. Book a return journey from New Zealand to Adelaide with Qantas (all flights on the ticket must have a QF flight number) before August 31, 2012 and register your customers details on for a chance to win. Read More...

Hot Spot

Fun comes first
The economic downturn hasn’t held Kiwi families back from spending when the school holidays roll around. Both House of Travel (HOT) and Flight Centre say getting off the beaten track and exploring abroad have crept to the top of parents’ holiday criteria of late. Read More...


Win a night at Jet Park Hotel Auckland
Win a night for two with breakfast at Jet Park Hotel, located five minutes away from Auckland Airport
Party Pix

Sudima Auckland Airport was officially opened recently by Prime Minister John Key. Auckland’s travel industry joined Sudima Hotels staff to celebrate the big day.

Pictured here from left to right: Janet Wilson, Travelliance; Richard Elliot, Air Vanuatu; Cheryl Coldicutt, Air New Zealand; and Jeanette Carleton, Air Pacific. See more >>

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