As the peak body for New Zealand's Regional Tourism Organisations, RTONZ aims to encourage better coordination amongst RTO’s as well as ensuring collectively RTO’s are engaged in and consulted on issues critical to the development of the regional tourism sector in New Zealand.

The activities RTONZ engages in include:

  • Developing RTONZ submissions on issues and draft plans that impact the collective
  • Providing advice and assistance to members
  • Developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with stakeholder agencies
  • Negotiation and execution of project based funding contracts
  • Managing and implementation of projects on behalf of RTONZ
  • Coordination of media enquiries
  • Advocacy of the RTO sector and the important role it plays in the New Zealand tourism landscape