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CINZ unveils Queenstown speaker line-up
15 Oct 2019   /

CINZ unveils Queenstown speaker line-up

Nigel Latta, Shamubeel Eaqub, Liam Malone and Tony Gardner are the latest names to be added to the speaker lineup for the2019 CINZ Conference.


NZICC toxicology conference to inject $1.3m
9 Oct 2019   /

NZICC toxicology conference to inject $1.3m

The NZICC has secured the 61st Annual Meeting and Congress of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists in 2023.


Business events sector brings BERP to market
1 Oct 2019   /

Business events sector brings BERP to market

NZ’s $558m business events sector is seeking quotes for the Business Events Research Programme contract.


NZ wins 2023 World Avocado Congress, expects 3000 delegates
30 Sep 2019  

NZ wins 2023 World Avocado Congress, expects 3000 delegates

New Zealand has won its bid to host the 10th World Avocado Congress in 2023.


Queenstown Convention Bureau bolsters team following review
24 Sep 2019   /

Queenstown Convention Bureau bolsters team following review

Queenstown Convention Bureau has restructured its business development team adding executive support and redistributing markets following a recent internal and external review.


Auckland misses out on millions as NZICC cuts events
23 Sep 2019  

Auckland misses out on millions as NZICC cuts events

Delivery delays of the $703m venue have seen it lose a series of major events worth millions.


Invercargill to host 2020 i-SITE Conference
13 Sep 2019   /

Invercargill to host 2020 i-SITE Conference

The event will bring the owners and staff from the network of 77 full member visitor centres across the country to Southland next year.


Tourism Summit Aotearoa 2020 to be held in Auckland
5 Sep 2019  

Tourism Summit Aotearoa 2020 to be held in Auckland

Next year’s Tourism Summit Aotearoa is moving to Auckland.


Tourism Summit: Top priorities, top concerns
4 Sep 2019  

Tourism Summit: Top priorities, top concerns

Industry and government reveal their top priorities as a new issue with an “old” area of concern rears its head.


Industry converges on capital for industry summit
3 Sep 2019  

Industry converges on capital for industry summit

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.


Christchurch wins two more tourism events
27 Aug 2019  

Christchurch wins two more tourism events

The city has landed next year’s NZ Cruise conference and MEETINGS 2021 at Te Pae.


Cruise ’19: Space, resource shortages stifling business
26 Aug 2019   /

Cruise ’19: Space, resource shortages stifling business

A lack of basic cruise services means Auckland is missing out, according to an industry panel.


Tourism Tech Expo 2019: Stage set for bigger 2020
26 Aug 2019  

Tourism Tech Expo 2019: Stage set for bigger 2020

The inaugural Tourism Tech Expo at Queenstown attracted around 100 delegates with seven start-ups pitching and presenting to investors and operators.


Tourism Tech Expo 2019: The investor’s view
23 Aug 2019  

Tourism Tech Expo 2019: The investor’s view

New Zealand tourism technology start-ups have great potential to go global, says one of the country’s leading angel investors.


NZ Cruise conference changes Auckland venue
19 Aug 2019  

NZ Cruise conference changes Auckland venue

The NZ Cruise Association’s 2019 Conference in Auckland on 22 -23 August has shifted venue to the Aotea Centre on Queen Street.


Taranaki wins TECNZ 2020 conference
16 Aug 2019  

Taranaki wins TECNZ 2020 conference

The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand’s annual conference will be held in New Plymouth next year.


Christchurch’s Te Pae wins 2021 TravelManagers conference
15 Aug 2019  

Christchurch’s Te Pae wins 2021 TravelManagers conference

Christchurch will host the 2021 annual conference of Australia’s home-based travel agent network, TravelManagers.


Te Pae Christchurch unveils executive team
13 Aug 2019   /

Te Pae Christchurch unveils executive team

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre has announced its full executive team as the $475m venue counts down the 13 months to opening.


Watson: Use slowdown to regroup, growth will return
12 Aug 2019  

Watson: Use slowdown to regroup, growth will return

A little bit of a slowdown is no bad thing, says CIAL’s chief aeronautical and commercial officer.


Operators converge on Chch for TECNZ, NZ Māori Tourism events
12 Aug 2019   /

Operators converge on Chch for TECNZ, NZ Māori Tourism events

Hundreds of the country’s tourism suppliers and ITOs are attending TECNZ and NZ Māori Tourism conferences this week.


TNZ reschedules famils delayed by Chch mosque attacks
9 Aug 2019   /

TNZ reschedules famils delayed by Chch mosque attacks

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.


Luxon: NZ must position itself as a premium destination
8 Aug 2019   /

Luxon: NZ must position itself as a premium destination

We can’t have the joint turning into Cancun or Bali, says Air NZ’s CEO.


Gallery: Tourism West Coast’s Celebration of Tourism
8 Aug 2019  

Gallery: Tourism West Coast’s Celebration of Tourism

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.


CINZ 2019 conference: Inspiring New Thinking
6 Aug 2019  

CINZ 2019 conference: Inspiring New Thinking

Registrations have opened for Conventions and Incentives New Zealand Annual Conference and AGM being held at Queenstown from 29 to 31 October.


Gallery: Holiday Parks Conference 2019
5 Aug 2019   /

Gallery: Holiday Parks Conference 2019

Around 270 holiday parks professionals were in Wellington last week for the Holiday Parks Conference 2019.


Henare: Challenges, communication and coordination
2 Aug 2019   /

Henare: Challenges, communication and coordination

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.


Big hitters to take the stage for Holiday Parks Conference 2019
1 Aug 2019   /

Big hitters to take the stage for Holiday Parks Conference 2019

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.


DOC rangers selected to attend World Ranger Congress
1 Aug 2019   /

DOC rangers selected to attend World Ranger Congress

The Department of Conservation has picked four rangers to attend the World Ranger Congress in Nepal on 12-16 November. 


Business and personal health focus of Aviation NZ conference
31 Jul 2019  

Business and personal health focus of Aviation NZ conference

‘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.


TIA’s Discussing Tourism series to conclude in Christchurch
30 Jul 2019  

TIA’s Discussing Tourism series to conclude in Christchurch

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, Queenstown make Cvent top 10
25 Jul 2019  

Auckland, Queenstown make Cvent top 10

Auckland and Queenstown have made Cvent’s inaugural top 10 list of the best meeting destinations in Australia and Oceania.


Davis, Dalziel to speak at TECNZ conference
19 Jul 2019  

Davis, Dalziel to speak at TECNZ conference

Tourism minister Kelvin Davis and Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel are among the speakers announced for this year’s TECNZ Conference on 14-15 August.


Heavy-hitters flying in for West Coast tourism celebration
18 Jul 2019  

Heavy-hitters flying in for West Coast tourism celebration

Air New Zealand chief executive, Christopher Luxon, is leading a panel of industry heavy-hitters lined up to speak at Tourism West Coast’s annual ‘Celebration of Tourism’ workshop next month.


Registrations open for 2019 Tourism Summit Aotearoa
12 Jul 2019  

Registrations open for 2019 Tourism Summit Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa has opened registrations for its 2019 Tourism Summit Aotearoa event.


Destination Marlborough toasts LGNZ 2020 conference win
10 Jul 2019  

Destination Marlborough toasts LGNZ 2020 conference win

Marlborough has secured the Local Government New Zealand Conference for 2020 in a win that will see an estimated $861,000 pumped into the local economy.


The Living Wage debate
25 Jun 2019   /

The Living Wage debate

Why some of New Zealand’s leading tourism businesses won’t pay.


Airbnb sets sights on further NZ growth
25 Jun 2019  

Airbnb sets sights on further NZ growth

Airbnb plans to continue to add market share in New Zealand, according to its head of public affairs, Brett Thomas.


2019 NZ hotel conference delegates converge on Cordis
20 Jun 2019   /

2019 NZ hotel conference delegates converge on Cordis

More than 660 delegates are expected to attend the 2019 New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference and Awards event at Cordis, Auckland.


Te Pae’s Steele: “Nothing better than beating up your big brother”
17 Jun 2019  

Te Pae’s Steele: “Nothing better than beating up your big brother”

With 15 months to go until Christchurch’s convention centre, Te Pae, opens its doors, the Ticker talks to the venue’s general manager, Ross Steele.


AEG targets more than 60 events for Te Pae pipeline
14 Jun 2019   /

AEG targets more than 60 events for Te Pae pipeline

The operator’s GM, Ross Steele, on the work going into securing events ahead of the 2020 opening of Christchurch’s new $475m convention centre.


Waikato set to host world indigenous conference
11 Jun 2019  

Waikato set to host world indigenous conference

Around 1500 delegates are expected to attend the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association conference at Waikato University.


March BEAS: Strong results across the board
5 Jun 2019   /

March BEAS: Strong results across the board

NZ’s $558m business events sector showed an increase in events, delegates and delegate days for the year to March.


Last BEDS uncovers error in historical delegate data
5 Jun 2019   /

Last BEDS uncovers error in historical delegate data

In its final Business Events Delegate Survey, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has uncovered an error in historical delegate number totals which meant local and domestic delegate numbers have been over-represented in past reports.


CLIA global chair leads strong speaker line-up at NZCA conference
5 Jun 2019   /

CLIA global chair leads strong speaker line-up at NZCA conference

Cruise Lines International Association global chairman and Royal Caribbean Cruises’ vice chairman, Adam Goldstein, is among a strong speaker line-up at the NZ Cruise Association’s seventh annual conference.


2020 SPTE to be held in Christchurch
5 Jun 2019  

2020 SPTE to be held in Christchurch

The 2020 South Pacific Tourism Exchange will be held at Christchurch on 25-26 May.


Strong pipeline for Chch Town Hall following $167m restoration
4 Jun 2019   /

Strong pipeline for Chch Town Hall following $167m restoration

The venue has returned to the market with “near-full books” following an eight-year earthquake-induced hiatus.


TNZ to lead multi-sector business events legacy drive
4 Jun 2019  

TNZ to lead multi-sector business events legacy drive

Tourism New Zealand is leading a new drive which it says will “measure and maximise the lasting benefits generated by conferences” for New Zealanders.


Wellington’s $179m convention centre on track for 2023
31 May 2019   /

Wellington’s $179m convention centre on track for 2023

Construction is to start at its Cable Street location in August and finish at the end of 2022.


“No wriggle room” on business events research solution – Sullivan
31 May 2019   /

“No wriggle room” on business events research solution – Sullivan

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Auckland schools up for global education event
31 May 2019  

Auckland schools up for global education event

Auckland has secured the bid for the 34th International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI), which will see more than 500 delegates descend on the city in summer 2021.