Tourism Export Council Latest News

Below is the latest news from the Tourism Export Council, including member updates and awards information.

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Monday, February 19th, 2018

Leading RV and Travel Tech Companies announce TH2, a global joint venture to bring the benefits of digital connectivity to the RV community CINCINNATI, Ohio, February […]

Agroventures becomes Velocity Valley

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

After nearly 20 years Agroventures Adventure Park is changing its name to Velocity Valley. The adventure park first opened in 1998, welcoming the world’s first purpose-built […]

Queenstown Charities Benefit From QT Housewarming

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Designer quirk, tasty tipples and edgy in-room activations were the order of the night when invited locals from across the tourism, hospitality and business sectors attended […]

Rental car, taxi or Uber: which is cheapest?

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Here’s a question which should grab the attention of every traveller: which is the most cost-effective way to travel once you’re off the airplane? Your choices […]

Southern Discoveries Recommits to Campaign for Threatened Species

Monday, December 18th, 2017

A movement to protect some of New Zealand’s most precious native species has been given another vital boost with Southern Discoveries renewing its sponsorship of the […]

Queenstown Tourism Legend Named Industry Life Member

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Proud South lslander, Queenstown resident and tourism legend Tony McQuilkin, has been made a Life Member of the Tourism Export Council New Zealand (TECNZ), an accolade […]

Future of tourism industry requires attitude change

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

The future of New Zealand’s tourism industry depends on the country valuing it more as a rewarding and professional career, says the Tourism Export Council of […]

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 […]

Community invited to vote on Ziptrek locals day recipient in Queenstown

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

September 21 2017 Community invited to vote on Ziptrek locals day recipient in Queenstown Queenstown tourism company Ziptrek Ecotours is taking its Locals Day to a […]

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 Job Opportunity with New Zealand Maritime Museum

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

New Zealand Maritime Museum – Trade and Tourism Account Manager role

“Good news”

Saturday, August 26th, 2017 Waka Abel Tasman has officially launched its brand new promotional video!!!   Some of you had a preview of this last week at the TEC […]

TEC Conference challenges

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Hallmark Bridges the Strait

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Its been only 31 years, but Hallmark has now a formal footprint in Auckland, Wellington, Tauranga, Rotorua and now Christchurch. The private transport market for small vehicles under […]

Qualmark Gold for Breakers Boutique Accommodation, West Coast

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth is proud to have been awarded Gold under the new Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business grading […]

Air New Zealand – Tourism Executive (12 months fixed term)

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Tourism Executive (12 month Fixed Term) Air New Zealand has a clear and compelling strategy to drive sustainable, profitable growth across the Air New Zealand Group. […]

Chief Executive Role TECNZ

Monday, May 1st, 2017

The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand (TECNZ) invites expressions of interest for the role of Chief Executive Officer. TECNZ is an Incorporated Society representative and […]

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 […]

Tomahawk – Social Media Manager

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Promoting tourism businesses on Social Media is a dream come true job for any Social Media Manager! This role is for someone with experience in planning […]

Air New Zealand – Group Sales Account Manager

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

New Zealand losing new business due to hotel rates

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Inside Tourism – Wed 22 March 2017 DESPITE international holiday arrivals being up 15 percent in the year to January NZ is losing up to 20 […]

Southern Discoveries invests in new coaches for Queenstown to Milford Sound day trips

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Tourism company Southern Discoveries is investing in a fleet of state-of-the-art coaches to service new coach and cruise day trips from Queenstown to Milford Sound. Three […]

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 […]

New InterCity buses bring business class to the road

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Two new InterCity double-decker buses are hitting the road this week, offering a new level of luxury for long-distance bus passengers. The new 65-seater InterCity GOLD […]

Marketing Manager Position – SEA LIFE Kelly Tarltons

Monday, January 16th, 2017

MARKETING MANAGER – SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Auckland We have a fantastic and rare opportunity for an outstanding Marketing Manager to join our team!  Set […]