Tourism Export Council Latest News

Here are the latest news from the Tourism Export Council, member updates and awards information.

Up to 55% of international visitors still using inbound tour operators

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Half of international visitors still using inbound tour operators for travel Research conducted by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development and the Tourism Export Council New […]

Visiting International Driver Project initiatives at a glance

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

INTERNATIONAL DRIVERS INFORMATION The Tourism Export Council (TEC) with the Rental Vehicle Association (RVA) two years ago started the process of looking at visiting international driving […]

Learning Mandarin important to tourism future

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

WHY LEARNING MANDARIN AND OTHER LANGUAGES ARE IMPORTANT TO NEW ZEALAND   China is the largest outbound international visitor market with more than 100 million per […]

Visa Global Intentions Study 2015

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

This is a very interesting retail and international market spend report. Visa Global Intentions Study 2015

2015 TEC Conference – Presidents speech

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

PRESIDENT MARTIN HORGAN – TOURISM EXPORT COUNCIL CONFERENCE SPEECH 2015 Firstly I want to congratulate you all on what has been an excellent year of success […]

2015 Young TEC Winners!

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

YOUNG TEC EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER! The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand announced Monday 17 August at the National Tourism Conference awards event held at Larnach […]

2015 Operator of Year Winners!

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Top tour operators recognised by industry Three of New Zealand’s top operators have been recognised as the best in the business by their industry peers at […]

Queenstown Rafting & Kiwi Discovery – Marketing Coordinator

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Are you a highly organised person with meticulous attention to detail and superb communication skills? Are you looking to make your mark in a marketing role? […]

Greetings from Hike Bike Ako Waiheke Island

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Tēnā koutou katoa Warm greetings to you all from Hike Bike Ako Waiheke Island. We are a new allied member to the Tourism Export Council and […]

Guest Room Refurbishment

Monday, June 29th, 2015

May 2015 TRADE INFORMATION Edgewater – Lake Wanaka has embarked on a refurbishment programme of its guest rooms. The four-star Qualmark property is managing a staged […]

Experience Comvita – Enviro Gold Award

Monday, June 29th, 2015

I’ve just been notified that our application for the Qualmark Enviro Gold Award has been granted. The Enviro Gold Award recognizes that we exceed the highest levels […]

Conference registrations online

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Registrations for the Tourism Export Council annual tourism conference are now being received. Click here to view the Conference programme and pre conference famil options. More information […]

Skycity Convention Centre must go ahead

Friday, February 13th, 2015

IS THE SKYCITY CONVENTION CENTRE OUR CATHEDRAL BUILDING PROJECT? (Opinion piece) It is with utter surprise and dismay that in recent weeks I am reading the […]

Sudima Hotels Reaches Another Benchmark by Becoming the First Accessible Hotel Group in the Country

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Sudima Hotels Reaches Another Benchmark by Becoming the First Accessible Hotel Group in the Country! Earlier this year the three-year-old hotel Sudima Auckland Airport notched a […]

Three-Year-Old Auckland Hotel Achieves carboNZero Status in a New Zealand-First

Monday, December 15th, 2014

The need to manage greenhouse gas emissions is proving a bugbear for many New Zealand industries, but one hotel operator is setting a benchmark in its […]

G20 Insights from Brisbane – Nov 2014

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

INSIDE TOURISM – ARTICLE 19 November 2014 G20 TOURISM’S NEW FRONTIERS REPORT The CEO of Tourism Export Council, Lesley Immink last week attended the G20 Tourism […]

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland-One of the 20 Most Surreal Places in the World-Trip Advisor

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is happy to announce that we have recently been named one of the 20 Most Surreal Places to visit in the World by […]

TourWriter in Fast 500 for the 3rd year

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Fifty-one New Zealand technology companies have been included in the 2014 Deloitte Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 Index with travel software company TourWriter making the list for the 3rd year […]

Dunedin to host 2015 TEC Conference

Friday, November 7th, 2014

SAVE THE DATES!           Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 August 2015  Congratulations to Enterprise Dunedin who were successful with their bid to host the 2015 Tourism […]

Tourplan are 2014 winners in prestigious “Ten best Web Support Sites” award.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Tourplan “Top Ten” Winners Alongside co-winners Cisco Systems, EMC, Google Adwords, IBM, McAfee, Microsoft Surface Support, PTC and Red Hat in the Open Division, Tourplan and […]

Mt Hector Scenic Flight

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Tourwriter – finalist in Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Wellington – 8 September 2014 – TourWriter, the Software company developed for inbound tour operators, announced today it was recently selected as a finalist in the Red Herring’s Top […]

NEW “guide to working with NZ inbound tour operators”

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Released at the Tourism Conference 2014 was the new guide on “how to work with a New Zealand Inbound Tour Operator”. The “Planning for Inbound Success” […]

Inaugural Young TEC Excellence Award Winner!

Friday, August 29th, 2014

INAUGURAL YOUNG TEC EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER! The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand announced today at the national tourism conference awards event held at the Claudelands […]

Operator of the Year – WINNERS!

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Top tour operators recognised by industry Two of New Zealand’s top operators have been recognised as the best in the business by their industry peers at […]

Conference closing keynote speaker – Justin Herald!

Monday, July 28th, 2014

If you’re someone with ATTITUDE come to the Tourism Conference 26/27 August and hear from Justin Herald who down to his last $50 in his pocket, but alot of […]

Welcome to new members!

Monday, July 28th, 2014

A warm welcome to our new members! We look forward to helping you learn more about tourism trade and the growing your business! WHITE ISLAND TOURS   […]

Russia ppt from Chris Flynn, PATA

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Hi folks – last year at the 2013 Tourism Conference, Chris Flynn from PATA did an excellent presentation on Russia and Brazil.  Here is the presentation. […]

Tourism Radio Audio Travel Guides lead the way in tackling self-drive tourist road safety

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

(Auckland, New Zealand) Tourism Radio ( is fully committed to ensuring self-drive visitors to New Zealand get the best safety information available, as soon as they […]

Immigration – Essential Skills submission

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

The Tourism Export Council and TIA have recently submitted to Immigration New Zealand suggestions to add more tourism and hospitality related positions to the Essential Skills […]