Conventions and Incentives New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand have renewed their longstanding partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding confirming their co-operation.
Auckland’s visitor economy will miss out on close to $50m because of the change.
Auckland will miss out on thousands of visitors and millions in spending after the Govt decides to make the event virtual.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa has cancelled this year’s New Zealand Tourism Awards because of the Covid-19 crisis.
Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre looks set to be the biggest beneficiary of the New Zealand International Convention Centre’s delivery delay to mid-2023.
Crowne Plaza Queenstown has welcomed its first Covid era conference, ahead of schedule.
Conventions and Incentives New Zealand and the Business Events Council of Australia have agreed to collaborate to help boost the business events sector in both countries.
But events over the next 18 months will likely be smaller and less frequent.
The country’s hard-hit events sector has been working with the government on the creation of a new voluntary Covid Code.
Physical separation restrictions on planes and public transport will also be lifted.
The Government has given approval for multiple groups of 100 pax at a single venue.
Arna Wahl Davies has been appointed chair of the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand-approved Professional Conference Organisers group.
Clarification helps the New Zealand business events sector restart for domestic attendees, and is the first step in the right direction, according to CINZ chief executive Lisa Hopkins.
Conventions & Incentives New Zealand has downsized its team following a business review triggered by the financial hit wrought by the Covid-19 crisis.
However, the association has rebooked the same venue, The Devon Hotel at New Plymouth, to hold the 2021 event.
The $157.8m convention centre remained on track to be completed in early 2023.
The decision to cancel this year’s annual event, scheduled for August 20 – 21 in Christchurch, was “in line with the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 recommendations regarding events and public gatherings and in the interests of public health in New Zealand.”
More than 5000 events have been cancelled, some companies have laid off staff, and others are considering their future due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa has cancelled its Discussing Tourism – Communications event, as restrictions over the Covid-19 outbreak take hold.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa pulls the biggest industry event of the year.
Events of 500+ people should be cancelled, says the PM.
Major industry events of TRENZ and MEETINGS appear unlikely to proceed with guidance from the Government this week expected to confirm their cancellation.
It’s business as usual for New Zealand’s biggest travel and trade industry events, despite the cancellations of several big-name international trade shows over coronavirus fears.
NZ will miss out on an important marketing and networking opportunity after the world’s largest tourism trade fair was cancelled.
The University of Otago’s second Tourism Policy School has been confirmed for 19-20 March at the Heritage Queenstown.
With the opening of a new $475m convention centre in Christchurch just months away, three leading business events stakeholders have formed a new partnership to drive business to the southern city.
New Zealand tourism representatives are attending this week’s Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) in Melbourne.
New Zealand has an opportunity to tap into Australia’s outbound Asian market as it looks to plug the estimated $500m gap left by the coronavirus, according to tourism academic Dr David Beirman.
Attempts to boost dispersal are being hampered by global trends, says a new study.
Kapiti Island Nature Tours founder, John Barrett, is among speakers who will address the theme for this year’s conference, 20:20 Vision: New Perspectives on the diversity of Hospitality, Tourism and Events.
Auckland has secured the four-day TENCON conference, which will bring more 600 delegates to the city in December 2021.
The Fire and Emergency NZ-commissioned independent operational review of last October’s New Zealand International Convention Centre fire at SkyCity is underway.
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.
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The event kicks-off in earnest this today as key stakeholders from the $558m sector gather at Skyline Queenstown.