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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 [...]

Te Anau Hosts 2017 TEC Conference

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Tourism Export Council Conference 2017 to be held in Te Anau! Big benefits are set to come to the Fiordland region after it was announced that [...]

Tourism Industry support stronger Freshwater regulations

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Clear vision for improving freshwater needed say tourism leaders Tourism industry leaders say New Zealand needs a clear vision and a long-term strategy for management of [...]

Water is the new ‘ global gold’

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Water is the new gold! The Tourism Export Council (TEC), which earlier in the year led the freshwater discussion on behalf of the tourism industry by [...]

New “how to work with an inbound tour operator video”

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

The Tourism Export Council has produced a new “how to work with an inbound tour operator” video and power-point presentation to assist product suppliers, RTOs, TNZ and [...]

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