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  • Wikipedia -  wide variety of information about Auckland.
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AA Travel (Automobile Association of New Zealand)

AA Travel produce extensive annual travel guides on both Auckland and New Zealand. www.aatravel.co.nz.

Auckland A-Z Official Visitor Guide

The Auckland A-Z is the official Auckland visitor guide, produced by ATEED and McLaren Brown Publishing Ltd.  Visit the A-Z website for a host of great things to see and do in Auckland.  www.aucklandtourism.co.nz.

Bus and Coach Association

The industry organisation for New Zealand's bus and coach operators. www.busandcoach.co.nz.

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand

This association markets New Zealand's convention facilities offshore. It is a member-based organisation. www.conventionsnz.com.

DoC (Department of Conservation)

The Department of Conservation is the central government organisation set up to conserve the natural and historic heritage of New Zealand. DoC administers the National Parks, marine reserves and conservation areas. If you wish to take business to DoC land, you must first get in contact with DoC. www.doc.govt.nz.

DTO (District Tourism Organisation)

District Tourism Organisations are the smaller version of Regional Tourism Organisations. They are responsible for marketing a smaller district area as a tourism destination.

Great Barrier Island

For information on Auckland's Great Barrier Island http://greatbarrier.aucklandnz.com/.

Green Globe

Green Globe is the worldwide benchmarking and certification programme which facilitates sustainable travel for consumers, companies and communities. Find out more about being green in Auckland on Tourism Auckland's website, or visit www.greenglobe21.com.

HANZ - Hospitality Association New Zealand

A voluntary trade association representing more than 2000 hospitality businesses in New Zealand. HANZ provides members with advice on legal and trade issues and has purchasing deals with major wholesalers. www.hanz.org.nz.

HAPNZ - Holiday Accommodation Parks of New Zealand

HAPNZ is the industry organisation for holiday parks in New Zealand. It is member-based. www.hapnz.co.nz.

Hospitality Standards Institute

This is the industry training organisation for the hospitality industry in New Zealand. www.hsi.co.nz.

Hotel Council New Zealand

The New Zealand Hotel Council is an incorporated society whose members include international chains as well as independent, privately owned and boutique hotels. www.nzhc.org.nz.

ITOC - Inbound Tour Operators Council

ITOC represents two levels of members: those that are inbound tour operators (companies that provide links between tourism businesses in New Zealand and the overseas travel companies that book them) and allied members (or product suppliers). ITOC can help promote Auckland tourism companies to international travel trade and customers. www.itoc.org.nz.

JATA - Japan Association of Travel Agents

JATA is an industry association for travel agents within Japan. www.jata-net.or.jp.

MANZ - Motel Association of New Zealand

MANZ is the national trade association representing motels in New Zealand. www.nzmotels.co.nz.

MRTOs - Maori Regional Tourism Organisations

MRTOs is a term given to Maori tourism groups. The networks are diverse. Some are iwi based while others sit alongside RTOs. The majority exist to build capacity, encourage networking and relationships with key industry organisations.

Ministry of Tourism

Provides tourism policy advice to the Minister of Tourism and works with government departments on key tourism policy issues and tourism research and statistics. www.tourism.govt.nz.

North Shore City

For information on Auckland's North Shore www.northshorenz.com.

NTO - National Tourism Organisation

See Tourism New Zealand below.

NZMTC - New Zealand Maori Tourism Council

The NZMTC was initiated by 13 RTOs and formed in 2004. The purpose is to provide a mutually supportive network for the development of practice by member MRTOs. The NZMTC offers a 'one stop shop' for the tourism sector to engage with Maori in tourism. www.maoritourism.co.nz.

PATA - Pacific Asia Travel Association

PATA is the recognised authority on Pacific Asia travel and tourism. PATA provides marketing, research and educational opportunities to a membership of government tourist offices, airlines, hotels, travel agencies, tour operators and related companies. www.pata.org.

Qualmark

Qualmark is New Zealand's official quality agency. It is a partnership between Tourism New Zealand and AA which offers a licensing system for tourism's official quality mark. All tourism businesses in New Zealand are eligible to apply. www.qualmark.co.nz.

RTO - Regional Tourism Organisation

New Zealand is divided into RTOs responsible for marketing their region internationally and domestically. Tourism Auckland is New Zealand's largest RTO and represents the Auckland region. www.tourism.govt.nz/rtonz.

TAANZ - Travel Agent Association of New Zealand

TAANZ represents New Zealand travel agents, retail and wholesale, inbound and outbound. It has a code of ethics for members which protects the public against business failure. www.taanz.org.nz.

TIA - Tourism Industry Association New Zealand

TIA is New Zealand's main tourism industry association. TIA manages TRENZ, the New Zealand Tourism Industry Conference and the Tourism Industry Awards (see Tourism Events). www.tianz.org.nz.

Tourism Edge Limited

Tourism Edge provides a “one-stop-shop” for technology-based marketing services for your tourism product in New Zealand. www.tourismedge.co.nz.

TNZ - Tourism New Zealand

Tourism New Zealand is responsible for the international marketing of New Zealand as a visitor destination under the 100% Pure New Zealand campaign. Tourism New Zealand work closely with RTOs including Tourism Auckland. www.newzealand.com and www.tourismnewzealand.com.

TRCNZ - Tourism Research Council New Zealand

TRCNZ looks after New Zealand's official tourism research website. The Ministry of Tourism supports and facilitates the activities of TRCNZ. Tourism Auckland also works closely with TRCNZ to ensure it has the most up-to-date research available. www.trcnz.govt.nz.

View New Zealand Ltd

Comprehensive online guide to Auckland's restaurants and bars, cinemas, events and more helping you to get the best out of Auckland. www.viewauckland.co.nz.

VIN INC - Visitor Information Network

i-SITE Visitor Centres nationwide must apply to VIN Inc if they wish to become an accredited member of the network and use the i-SITE brand. VIN Inc is run by a management board appointed by Tourism New Zealand. Tourism Auckland owns and operates i-SITES throughout the Auckland region. www.i-site.org.

Waiheke Island

For information on Auckland's Waiheke Island http://waiheke.aucklandnz.com/.

WTO - World Tourism Organisation

The leading international organisation in travel and tourism, the WTO is vested by the United Nations with a role of promoting the development of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. www.world-tourism.org.

WTTC - World Travel and Tourism Council

The WTTC is the forum for global business leaders comprising presidents, chairs and CEOs of some of the world's leading travel and tourism companies. www.wttc.org.