Why invest in a Tourism Export Council membership?

The Tourism Export Council is fundamentally a tourism specific business 2 business network.

Your investment in the Tourism Export Council of New Zealand (TECNZ) will offer many opportunities to stimulate your business and encourage connections between New Zealand tourism buyers and sellers. Networking is fundamental to any business, and the value of these long term relationships and reputations created should not be underestimated.

Our aim therefore is the deliver and service commercial relationships between companies across the travel distribution channel. Being a TECNZ member entitles you to attend the two big annual events; conference and symposium which ensures you re-connect with, or discover new inbound tour operators or tourism product suppliers around New Zealand.

A TECNZ membership also offers:

Industry influence and advocacy: TECNZ is your voice to the industry and Government at the highest level. We actively listen to your feedback and recommendations, ensuring your views on critical issues that impact on your business and development are heard. We work closely with other key tourism organisations so that the voice of the industry is unified and focused to address current challenges. We advocate on behalf of our members when regulatory barriers and compliance costs impinge on business competitiveness.

Quality Standards & Qualmark: The Tourism Export Council is all about upholding quality standards and each inbound tour operator member has confirmed their commitment to our shared mission, the Tourism Export Council Code of Ethics and Practice and our common pledge. This includes a commitment by all Inbound members to become Qualmark endorsed inbound tour operators.

Marketing & Communications:  Our website provides a platform to promote your business and to connect with one another. You can search for member details, read up about member updates or download resources and tools to help aid your business decisions. We send out bi-monthly e-newsletters as well as regular email communications to relevant members addressing topical issues.

Young Tourism Export Council Group: Membership to the Young Tourism Export Council (YoungTEC) provides networking, mentoring and professional development opportunities for young people 18-36 years working in the tourism industry in a TECNZ registered company.  Click here to find out more about YoungTEC, or better yet, watch YoungTECs in action here.