The town is hoping the $30m hotel will help win it recognition as a new conference destination.
Bigger stands as well a new products and regional highlights are expected at next year’s CINZ MEETINGS run by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand.
Young industry professionals are converging on the Grand Millennium Auckland today for the Young Tourism Export Council of New Zealand’s annual summit.
Hawke’s Bay played host to a group of professional conference organisers last week as the region looks to bolster its business events industry.
Tourism Export Council of New Zealand chief executive Judy Chen presented aspects of the NZ industry’s sustainability efforts to more than 500 delegates at the Australian Tourism Export Council’s annual conference in Brisbane this week.
Departing CINZ chief executive Sue Sullivan has a final message for government.
Napier will be the host city for the Eventing the Future 2020 conference next year.
After more than a decade’s absence, the agency is taking its trade event back to LA as air connectivity with the United States takes off.
The sector is poised for a jump in business from the US.
More co-operation is required if New Zealand’s business events sector is going to successfully compete on the international stage – and leverage the domestic market – as new infrastructure comes online.
The annual Conventions and Incentives New Zealand conference will be held in Napier in the Hawkes Bay in 2020.
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The phenomenon of ‘flight shaming’ is already having an impact on the New Zealand business events market, making it harder to attract both international delegates and speakers, according to a leading professional conference organiser.
A leading and long-standing New Zealand professional conference organiser, Tracey Thomas, has received the 2019 Conventions and Incentives New Zealand Outstanding Contributor award.
Tourism NZ has revealed details of what it calls a world-first pilot scheme.
The business events sector cannot lose sight of a huge infrastructure increase that is in the pipeline, says CINZ chair Tony Gardner.
New Zealand’s business events sector should extend the concept of manaakitanga from caring for visitors to caring “for our own”, according to the associate minister of tourism, Peeni Henare.
The event kicks-off in earnest this today as key stakeholders from the $558m sector gather at Skyline Queenstown.
Delegates were welcomed to CINZ Conference 2019 with a welcome function at Gibbston Valley Winery in Queenstown on Tuesday evening.
Nigel Latta, Shamubeel Eaqub, Liam Malone and Tony Gardner are the latest names to be added to the speaker lineup for the2019 CINZ Conference.
The NZICC has secured the 61st Annual Meeting and Congress of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists in 2023.
NZ’s $558m business events sector is seeking quotes for the Business Events Research Programme contract.
New Zealand has won its bid to host the 10th World Avocado Congress in 2023.
Queenstown Convention Bureau has restructured its business development team adding executive support and redistributing markets following a recent internal and external review.
Delivery delays of the $703m venue have seen it lose a series of major events worth millions.
The event will bring the owners and staff from the network of 77 full member visitor centres across the country to Southland next year.
Next year’s Tourism Summit Aotearoa is moving to Auckland.
Industry and government reveal their top priorities as a new issue with an “old” area of concern rears its head.
The state of New Zealand’s tourism industry, iwi involvement in the sector, overtourism and sustainability are among the issues under scrutiny at this year’s Tourism Summit Aotearoa.
The city has landed next year’s NZ Cruise conference and MEETINGS 2021 at Te Pae.
A lack of basic cruise services means Auckland is missing out, according to an industry panel.
The inaugural Tourism Tech Expo at Queenstown attracted around 100 delegates with seven start-ups pitching and presenting to investors and operators.
New Zealand tourism technology start-ups have great potential to go global, says one of the country’s leading angel investors.
The NZ Cruise Association’s 2019 Conference in Auckland on 22 -23 August has shifted venue to the Aotea Centre on Queen Street.
The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand’s annual conference will be held in New Plymouth next year.
Christchurch will host the 2021 annual conference of Australia’s home-based travel agent network, TravelManagers.
Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre has announced its full executive team as the $475m venue counts down the 13 months to opening.
A little bit of a slowdown is no bad thing, says CIAL’s chief aeronautical and commercial officer.
Hundreds of the country’s tourism suppliers and ITOs are attending TECNZ and NZ Māori Tourism conferences this week.
Tourism New Zealand has rescheduled all 19 famils that were postponed as a result of the Christchurch mosque attack in March, with the trips now set to take place before the end of the year.
We can’t have the joint turning into Cancun or Bali, says Air NZ’s CEO.
A panel of industry heavy-hitters spoke at Tourism West Coast’s annual Celebration of Tourism event held at the West Coast Events Centre, Shantytown, yesterday.
Registrations have opened for Conventions and Incentives New Zealand Annual Conference and AGM being held at Queenstown from 29 to 31 October.
Around 270 holiday parks professionals were in Wellington last week for the Holiday Parks Conference 2019.
Associate tourism minister Peeni Henare has called for better communication and coordination between the tourism industry and central and local government in order to combat current challenges facing the sector.
Associate tourism minister Peeni Henare, Tourism New Zealand’s new chair, Jamie Tuuta, and Department of Conservation boss, Lou Sanson are all on the bill for this year’s Holiday Parks Conference which starts in earnest today.
The Department of Conservation has picked four rangers to attend the World Ranger Congress in Nepal on 12-16 November.
‘Business Health: Personal Health’ is the focus of Aviation NZ’s conference to be held at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland on 5 and 6 August.
Christchurch will tomorrow play host to Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s final Discussing Tourism fixture, bringing to a close the four-strong series that has taken place across the country this month.
Auckland and Queenstown have made Cvent’s inaugural top 10 list of the best meeting destinations in Australia and Oceania.