The tourism industry is made up of many businesses offering all sorts of things from experiences, to beds and to services that support the visitor economy.  Being a member of  Hawke’s Bay Tourism helps to grow the total pie – so all of us benefit from a strong tourism industry.

Your financial contribution goes towards ensuring we have the funds to promote the region via advertising and public relations opportunities and to developing the best possible digital platform to showcase what we have.

As of October 2017 we have a new and simple membership structure that is linked directly to our exciting new digital platform www.hawkesbaynz.com.

This is not your average tourism website – our site has the ability for visitors to create “Hawke’s Bay Playlists” and share them with family and friends. Any business listed on the website has the opportunity to be added to anyone’s Hawke’s Bay Playlist.

The purpose of the site is to inspire people to visit Hawke’s Bay, and to provide useful and engaging content to help plan their Hawke’s Bay experience.

With over 300,000+ visits per annum, the Hawke’s Bay Tourism website is a powerful platform to promote your business to the world.

To take advantage of this opportunity, you simply need to become a member of the Hawke’s Bay Tourism Industry Association (HBTIA), and then create your very own website listing. Here’s all the info you need to get started:

HBTIA Membership options
Join us here today  – Become a member.

There are two types of memberships available relating to http://www.hawkesbaynz.com:

  1. Tourism Operator Membership (Full)

Categories;

  • Accommodation
  • Activities & Attractions
  • Wedding & Conference Venues and Transport

This is a full membership, including support, advice and other benefits from Hawke’s Bay Tourism to help grow your business. More details below.

This listing is suitable for businesses that offer experiences and services that are directly targeting visitors or tourists to Hawke’s Bay.

Fee: $300 + GST (including first listing), extra fees applicable for additional listings/categories

2.   Web Listing Membership (Basic)

Categories;

  • Eat
  • Drink
  • Entertainment and Retail
  • Weddings & Conference Support Services

This is a basic website listing only.

This membership is suitable for a hospitality or retail businesses who offer products or services that are relevant to tourists but don’t just cater for visitors (for example, café’s or restaurants, golf courses, wedding service providers etc), and who don’t need the wider support of Hawke’s Bay Tourism.

Fee: $100 + GST (including first listing), extra fees applicable for additional listings/categories

Register now!
There are just 3 simple steps to become a HBTIA member to get your web listing up and running:
Step 1:  Visit https://members.hawkesbaynz.com/join-us/
Step 2: Complete your account details and make the relevant payment
Step 3: Complete your website listing (including any images and video footage)

Additional listings, or placing your listing under additional categories, can be done at any time for an additional fee. To find out how, simply login to your account and follow the step by step instructions.

Need help?
The enrolment process is nice and easy, but if you have any issues, please email mylisting@hawkesbaytourism.co.nz, and someone from the Hawke’s Bay Tourism team will call you back within one business day.

Get on to the new website today!

We look forward to seeing you online soon!

Additional Information

What your membership includes:

Tourism Operator Membership (Full)

A Tourism Operator Membership is a full membership. This listing is suitable for businesses that offer experiences and services that are directly targeting visitors or tourists to Hawke’s Bay.

  • Is your prime business function hosting visitors to Hawke’s Bay?
  • Are you an accommodation provider?
  • Do you promote an activity or attraction in Hawke’s Bay?
  • If your answer is yes to any of the above then you are in the right place!

Benefits

Membership benefits

  • Full membership of the Hawke’s Bay Tourism Industry Association
  • Voting Rights at the AGM (September)
  • Attendance at tourism industry updates (quarterly)
  • Recipient of all industry communications
  • Entry to the Hawke’s Bay Tourism Industry Awards

Website benefits

  • A website listing on http://www.hawkesbaynz.com which you will manage and keep updated. It will allow you to add multiple images, information on how to book, your opening hours and allow you to add filters so you can show people your range of services i.e child friendly, able to take large groups
  • Access to utlise the “Hawke’s Bay Playlist” technology
  • The ability to load “Hot Deals” on to your page
  • Access to reports to track your listing, how many times your business has been added to a “Playlist”.

Marketing benefits

  • Access to industry workshops – up to six per annum (up to 3 staff per business). Topics may include; Qualmark, revenue management, Health & Safety, how to host media, understanding google and Facebook – these are all possible topics of our Winter Workshop Series and are hosted by experts.
  • Use of the “Hawke’s Bay” brand on own collateral and websites/emails
  • Regional representation at a national level
  • Use of the Hawke’s Bay Image Library
  • Access to research data
  • Access to supplies of collateral produced by Hawke’s Bay Tourism
  • Preferred advertising rates on Hawke’s Bay Tourism Collateral
  • Access to the Wedding Marketing Group

Web Listing Membership (Basic)

A  Web Listing Membership is a basic membership and suitable for a hospitality or retail businesses who offer products or services that are relevant to tourists (for example, café’s or restaurants. golf courses, wedding service providers etc), but who don’t need the wider support of Hawke’s Bay Tourism.

Membership benefits

  • Basic Membership of Hawke’s Bay Tourism
  • Voting rights at the AGM
  • Recipient of relevant industry communications

Website benefits

  • A website listing on http://www.hawkesbaynz.com which you will manage and keep updated. It will allow you to add multiple images, menus, information on how to book, your opening hours and allow you to add filters so you can show people your range of services i.e dog friendly, gluten-free, child friendly etc.
  • Access to utlise the “Hawke’s Bay Playlist” technology
  • The ability to load “Hot Deals” on to your page.
  • Access to reports to track your listing, how many times your business has been added to a “Playlist”.

Marketing benefits

  • Preferred advertising rates on all HBT collateral
  • Access to supplies of collateral produced by Hawke’s Bay Tourism

Please note that all members of Hawke’s Bay Tourism are required to abide by the Code of Ethics. Please download your own copy of the Hawkes Bay Tourism Code of Ethics

In addition Hawke’s Bay Tourism also operates an International Marketing Group (IMG). This is a group of operators are working within the international distribution channel and are actively marketing and promoting their business overseas. For more information on whether your business is suitable to join this group please contact Hamish Evans – Trade Marketing Manager

Hawke’s Bay Tourism IMG Members as at 12 January 2018


International Marketing Group Members
Art Deco Masonic Hotel/Emporium
Art Deco Trust
Bay Tours & Charters
Black Barn Vineyards
Black Rose Limos
Cobden Garden Homestay
Church Road Winery
Craggy Range Winery
Elephant Hill Estate & Winery
Escape NZ
Glen Aros Country Estate
Hawke’s Bay Farmers Market
Hawthorne House
Mangapapa Hotel
Millar Road
Mohaka Rafting
MTG Hawke’s Bay
Napier City Bike Hire and Tours
Napier Maori Tours
Kennedy Park Resort
The National Aquarium of NZ
Odyssey NZ
Porters Boutique Hotel
Prinsy’s Tours
Quest Napier
Takaro Trails
The Crown Hotel
The Dome Retreat
The Manse
Waimarama Maori Tourism