Tourism businesses around New Zealand are being invited to discusses the challenges and opportunities facing them and their regions at a series of events organised by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.
Starting in Tauranga on 22 July, TIA is taking the one-day Discussing Tourism events to three other locations around the country - Auckland (24 July), Queenston (29 July), and Christchurch (31 July).
"Our tourism industry has entered a new phase where growth will be less spectacular than over the past five years," said TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts. "The Discussing Tourism annual series of regional events provide an important forum to discuss the issues, challenges, and opportunities facing tourism businesses."
The day's discussions are focused on business learning, and attendees will leave with many practical tools and tips to implement within their organisations. The events provide an opportunity for local tourism operators to connect with industry leaders.
"There's a real focus on how we can build an industry that is environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable, while delivering an outstanding visitor experience," said Mr Roberts.
Each event will include a presentation on innovation, business strategy, and managing a business's environmental footprint. With local council elections taking place on 12 October, discussions will also look at how the tourism industry can work with local government to achieve the best results.
For more information, visit the Discussing Tourism website.