Queenstown tourism operators are being offered two
opportunities this spring to get business updates from the
Tourism Industry Association.
Members told their association they would appreciate the
opportunity to learn business tips from specialists, so the
association is running two workshops for tourism operators in
Queenstown this month.
The first is a Telecom Think Different Business Workshop
today, which will offer advice on how to strengthen business,
increase revenue and understand legal obligations.
It will also be an opportunity to network with others in the
Speakers include Craig Rust, of Business Innovators Ltd,
Craig Wilson, of Quality Tourism Development Ltd, and a Lane
Neave Lawyers representative.
The second workshop is aimed at adventure and outdoor tourism
operators, to take place on October 31.
With the November 2014 deadline for most adventure and
outdoor tourism operators to be registered under the
Adventure Activities Regulations 2011 approaching fast, the
association and Outdoors NZ are running this workshop to help
operators complete their safety audits.
The association said operators who were not registered by
November 2014 would be operating illegally and would run the
risk of prosecution, significant fines and potentially
operating outside the terms and conditions of their insurance
''Any operator who fails to successfully complete an approved
safety audit within the required time, but continues to
provide adventure activities, could be fined up to
$250,000,'' the association said.
Registrations are available on the association's website.