Thursday, 20 January 2022 17:04

TIA appoints new chief executive

Tourism Industry Aotearoa has appointed Rebecca Ingram as its new chief executive. 

Ingram joins TIA from seven years at Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) where she has held various roles including most recently as general manager of New Zealand and Government relations. Previously she was responsible for TNZ’s  PR and major events team, leading a global team across 14 markets.

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While technology will obviously have a key role in alleviating stress points at airports in other parts of overseas journeys, the travel trade globally will also be drawn upon to make sure clients are properly prepared.

This was made clear during a Tourism Industry Aotearoa summit yesterday, where Matteo Zanarini, area manager South Pacific for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that changing requirements, rules and checks could extend customs clearance to 5.5 hours. That is if travel numbers reached even 75% of pre-Covid levels.

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