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Ziptrek Ecotours ‘Locals day’ a roaring success for Wakatipu High School Branches Camp

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Queenstown tourism company Ziptrek Ecotours is celebrating another successful ‘Locals Day’ as over 200 locals ‘took to the trees’ yesterday (Sunday October 29) to raise money [...]

Tourism Export Council Xmas Symposium and Young TEC Summit Open for Registrations

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

The Tourism Export Council (TEC) is delighted to announce that this year the famed Xmas Symposium and Young TEC Summit will take place at the Skycity [...]

Crowne Plaza Christchurch wins silver in national award

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

October 11 2017 Crowne Plaza Christchurch wins silver in national award The design team behind the stunning new Crowne Plaza Christchurch has won a silver award [...]

New Zealand is Worth Loving

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

James Cook Hotel supports New Zealand’s Worth Loving Wellington Pollution Awareness Mural Clean Up Day

Tourism Export Council NZ CEO Resigns

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Tourism Export Council NZ (TECNZ) Chairman Martin Horgan has today confirmed the resignation of CEO Lesley Immink after six years leading the organisation. “Lesley has been [...]

International Tour Escort Work Visa Exemption Approved

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Immigration New Zealand has announced a range of changes to the Immigration New Zealand Operational Manual and among them a work visa exemption for international tour [...]

Tourism Industry Cautions Government To Ignore Freshwater Concerns At Own Peril!

Monday, May 1st, 2017

TOURISM INDUSTRY CAUTIONS GOVERNMENT TO IGNORE FRESHWATER CONCERNS AT OWN PERIL! Tourism Export Council NZ (TECNZ) has submitted to the Clean Water consultation document and is concerned [...]

TEC Sceptical About Freshwater Announcement

Friday, February 24th, 2017

TOURISM EXPORT COUNCIL NZ SCEPTICAL OF GOVERNMENT’S FRESHWATER ANNOUNCEMENT:  On the surface the Government’s Freshwater announcement yesterday looks and sounds good, but the Tourism Export Council [...]

Church of Good Shepherd – TEC continues to support

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Lake Tekapo – Upkeep of the Church of the Good Shepherd The Church of the Good Shepherd has seen increasing impacts from the influx of tourists [...]

TEC 2016 – end of year update

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

If tourism operators want to employ skilled migrant workers they may have to start paying more. That’s the message from the government, TEC CEO Lesley Immink [...]

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