Rotorua Tourism 
Investment Partnership Inc

Welcome to the Rotorua Tourism Partnership. This is where you will find all information and need to know details about how we work, where and how funds are allocated, who the board members are, what activity is planned and the all-important social aspects of working in a cool industry.  

Paul Button, Treasurer
Rotorua Canopy Tours


  • Collaborate & Connect
  • Assist in the Recovery post Covid through collaborative marketing activity with Destination Rotorua
  • Grow the capability of our members.
  • Be the trusted & influential voice of industry.


There are currently 80 partners from all parts of the visitor economy, from hotels, venues, airport, cafes, restaurants, motels, bed and breakfasts, holiday homes, attractions & activities.

Upcoming Events

27th May 2021 

  • RTIP Partner Day, AGM & Social Function

Full details to come.

RTIP - Sign Up

Join the Rotorua Tourism Industry Partnership 2021 - 2022

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RTIP Activity Plan 

Annually the board sets time aside to work on an annual activity plan that the RTIP Coordinator is tasked with executing in line with the Board’s directives. 


Information is gained from the membership to identify key areas of importance and opportunity for collaboration. 


You can download a full 2021 Activity Plan and Budget here.

The Board

The Partnership shall be governed by a Board, comprising of six members who shall be elected by the Partnership at the Partnerships Annual General Meeting.


Every year two members shall retire at each AGM, so we encourage you as members to think about contributing a few hours of your time every month to the industry and partnership. 


Board Members for the 2020 – 2021 Term 

Debbie Guptill, Chairperson

Velocity Valley

Paul Button, Treasurer
Rotorua Canopy Tours

Paul Raynor

Hell's Gate

Ed Judd

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside & ibis Rotorua

Tim Barrow

Volcanic Air

Bruce Thomasen

Redwoods Treewalk

Jo Holmes, Board Observer (non-voting role)

Destination Rotorua

The Rotorua Tourism Investment Partner Program - 2021


Formed by industry leaders the Rotorua Tourism Investment Partnership was formed to provide additional funding to support the marketing and development of Rotorua as a visitor destination. 

After going through several iterations, in June 2017, it was formalized into an Incorporated Society to ensure that there was financial and governance transparency. 

While the industry is under stress, it is still our aim to be able to support the efforts of Rotorua Economic Development and collectively work towards the recovery of the sector while providing additional benefits to those financially contributing. 

In March 2020 the RTIP Board made a decision to cease all invoicing for the foreseeable future to give those in the membership the opportunity to adjust to the borders being closed and to find our feet as an industry with purely a domestic market. 


We’ll continue to stay transparent with how money is spent and the direction of the marketing campaign.  Partners will continue to be able to contribute their ideas and thoughts on direction and spending through regular forums, feedback surveys and casual catch ups with the partnership board.



The RTIP Coordinator works from the Rotorua Economic Development Office on a Tuesday each week and can be reached via email or phone outside of this.  

Melissa Craig

RTIP Coordinator

021 590 585