Working with Tourism Trade

Establishing a tourism business can be daunting. We have developed this Tourism Toolkit as a helpful guide for people and businesses wanting to move into the tourism sector, simply need a refresher or dig deeper into one particular aspect.

It provides useful information to assist you as you launch yourself into the visitor economy.

Today’s traveller is a ‘temporary local’ seeking emotional connections to the destinations they visit.

As the first point of contact for many visitors, tourism operators play a key role in telling this story.

The team at Development West Coast is blessed with the opportunity to share our love of the “Coast” with the world and enticing people to want to come here.

We hope you find this Trade Toolkit useful on your tourism journey.


The Tourism Export Council (TEC NZ)

The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand (TECNZ) is a trade association established in 1971 that represents the interests of the New Zealand inbound tourism industry. Their mission is to support and represent our members to achieve sustainable growth in export earnings. They are committed to adding value to tourism businesses and to providing a vital link between tour operators and suppliers of NZ products and services. TECNZ offers opportunities throughout the year for networking and discussion forums to address current issues.

Tourism Export Council website

List of Inbound Members


Tourism Export Council


Qualmark provides evidence that your business has been independently validated as a quality tourism business. It provides instant recognition for customers that your business will deliver a quality experience.


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TIA is the only independent association that represents all sectors of New Zealand's large and diverse tourism industry. They accomplish what no single member or sector group could achieve by themselves.

The TIA members range from SMEs to large, publicly listed corporates. The more the industry comes together to support TIA, the stronger our influence and the more we can achieve.  


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