What’s your tourism story?

This one-day event is a unique opportunity for tourism communications professionals to share ideas, build capability and network among their peers.

“Welcoming, supportive communities are a vital part of what New Zealand has to offer our visitors. With the rapid growth in tourism, we want to ensure that the industry protects and enhances its social licence to operate. An important way to achieve this is to share positive stories about how tourism is benefitting our communities and environment,” TIA Communications Manager Ann-Marie Johnson says.

Part of the day will be dedicated to lessons from other sectors, including Federated Farmers and the seafood and dairy industries. Presentations on storytelling and emotional engagement will be supported by advice from media professionals on what kind of content they are looking for and how to make a successful pitch.

Media pannelists will include Sunday Star-Times editor Tracy Watkins, Tourism Ticker publisher Paul Yandall and freelance journalist/Tourism Storyteller Sue Hoffart.


View the programme for more information about the day and to see the full lineup of speakers.

:  Monday, 30 March 2020, 8.30am-5pm

Where:  Rydges Auckland, 59 Federal Street, Auckland

The day starts at 9am (registration from 8.30am) and goes through to 4pm followed by networking drinks until 5pm.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact events@tia.org.nz.

Delegate Information


Rydges Auckland (Hobson Room)
59 Federal Street, Auckland


What's included?

Registration fees include all sessions as well as morning tea, lunch, networking drinks and nibbles.
Registration fee: $150 plus GST

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Terms and Conditions

By registering to join us at this Discussing Tourism event, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions, including cancellation costs, and health and safety regulations.



Join us for a fantastic day of sharing ideas, building capability and networking among your peers.
$150 +GST

This Discussing Tourism event is proudly brought to you by Tourism Industry Aotearoa – the voice of New Zealand’s tourism industry.