As the peak body for New Zealand's Regional Tourism Organisations, RTNZ 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 RTNZ engages in include:

  • Developing RTNZ 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 RTNZ
  • Coordination of media enquiries
  • Advocacy of the RTO sector and the important role it plays in the New Zealand tourism landscape