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Government Funding For Help Is Available

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Do you need help understanding what your business might look like post COVID-19? Who to target, How to reach them, What to offer? The team at Tomahawk is here to help and you may be eligible for some funding assistance!

The Government has announced a further $25 million in funding for the Regional Business Partner Network (RBPN). Roughly $20 million will be invested in the direct business consultancy services to ensure your business can get the support it needs.

Tomahawk is a registered service provider with the RBPN, and have put together a program that consists of,

  • Tourism & hospitality business consulting
  • 1-1 virtual training
  • Research & strategy planning
  • Support

We recommend you apply for this funding as soon as possible as demand is high and funds will run...

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ResBook Update

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Our sector needs good data now more than ever. As a Tomahawk customer we strongly encourage you to join the Accommodation Data Programme (ADP) - a new ‘by industry, for industry’ research programme designed to meet the needs of accommodation providers and industry representatives.

We know data will be a low priority for you right now. However, joining the ADP will give industry representatives and government the data they need to guide us through these difficult times.

Joining the ADP only takes 2 minutes. And it's free.

Register Now


Your registration is important, even if your property is currently closed.

You'll be asked to submit data once a month, or you can let ResBook submit on your behalf. In return, you’ll receive monthly reports you can use to...

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Website Fitness Program For Your Tourism Business During COVID -19

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Huge thanks for signing up to our 'Website Fitness Program for your Tourism Business during COVID-19' webinar. We are thrilled that 256 people signed up and 187 joined us one the day! What a shining example of how our tourism industry is ready to take on this challenge and thrive.  

Looks like everyone has some great snacks on hand to get them through. Hot Cross Buns definitely led the race, closely followed by anything alcohol infused! Both great choices in our books. 

We asked you to share what mix of your business was traditionally international 'Before COVID-19' (BC). Of the 62 people that responded 6 had 50% or less and 25 of you had 80% or above International visitor mix. 

For those in doubt that domestic travel can help your business, according to Statistics New...

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NZ Isolation Accommodation

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NZ Isolation Accommodation

In an effort to assist our customers and those in New Zealand who need self isolation options, we have created a new website called NZ Isolation Accommodation.

This will allow those who need to isolate (travellers, health care workers, police and other public service staff) to have one place to go to learn what is available and to book directly with you, through your own booking engine and normal processes.

This is NOT an OTA – we are not the merchant and will not be charging any marketing or transactions fees. All booking will flow directly to you through your normal booking engine and reservation payment process.
 
We will also be launching a social media campaign to promote NZ Self Isolation Accommodation and advising all tourism and government entities that this site is...

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We are here for you!

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We hope you and your families are keeping safe during this uncertain and messy time. 
 
The truth is that all of us in tourism are hurting. We are looking at our own jobs, our own businesses, our tourism industry whanau and saying -

"None of us has done anything wrong, we are all in this together and together we will get through it"

Please know that Tomahawk is here for you throughout the coming period of uncertainty. We are well-positioned to weather the storm and our amazing team will be working to do anything we can to support you through this. 

In an effort to keep our team together, we will be going to four days a week for all staff from 01 April. This will be staggered so you will always have support so please reach out at any time should you need us.

Our...

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Tomahawk's General Manager appoints new Digital Marketing super star

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Kia ora and Happy New Year!
 
2020 is full of promise, and whilst the current outbreak of the coronavirus may have us nervous in the short to medium term, we look forward to growth with our customers this year and also into 2021 as we head into the Americas Cup Event.

In order to help us achieve such growth, last August we started looking for an even higher calibre of Digital Marketing leaders to join the T-Hawk flock. I am thrilled to share that all of our efforts to secure 'the best of the best' has resulted in securing our newest team member, Nicola Yates, Tomahawk's new Digital Operations Manager. 

Nicola’s background most recently had her leading three teams across Digital Media, Social and Content plus Product Support at Yellow, NZ’s largest digital agency. ...

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