PHOTO CREDIT: Matapōuri, Northland (Miles Holden)
The Role of Regional Tourism New Zealand
The activities RTNZ engages in include:
- Developing RTNZ submissions on government and local government issues and draft plans that impact the collective
- Providing advice, assistance and professional development to members
- Developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with stakeholder agencies in the tourism sector, government and local government
- Negotiation and execution of project based funding contracts that support the primary goals of RTNZ and its member organisations.
- Coordination and responding to media enquiries made to RTNZ or through it to members
- Maintaining the profile and understanding of what RTOs do in the tourism sector and to other stakeholders who contribute to the successful and sustainable development of tourism as a way through which New Zealand communities can become more vibrant and prosperous.
Meet the Team
Regional Tourism New Zealand is managed by an independent chair and governed by a board of trustees. Day to day operations are looked after by the chair, a director of destination management and a network coordinator/executive assistant. RTNZ Trustees are elected by the membership network. Trustees are elected for a three year term and have the option to renew their position for a further two terms.