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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.


NZICC delivery delay takes toll on events count
30 May 2019   /

NZICC delivery delay takes toll on events count

The flagship venue has lost a number of pre-booked events.


Templer: Aus slowdown hits Rotorua business events market
30 May 2019   /

Templer: Aus slowdown hits Rotorua business events market

Global macroeconomics shifts are coming home to roost in New Zealand’s $558m business events sector, with a slowdown in Australia being felt in destinations including Rotorua.


MEETINGS 2019: Three, two, one…..go!
29 May 2019  

MEETINGS 2019: Three, two, one…..go!

The biggest showcase for New Zealand’s $558m business events sector gets underway in earnest this morning, with close to 700 industry professionals making a beeline for MEETINGS 2019.


International buyers line up for MEETINGS 2019
21 May 2019  

International buyers line up for MEETINGS 2019

More than 100 international business event organisers from as from New Zealand’s key markets including Australia, the United States and China will  be converging on Auckland next week for the country’s biggest showcase of conference and incentive products.


Watch: Get ready for TRENZ 2020
17 May 2019   /

Watch: Get ready for TRENZ 2020

TRENZ 2020 will be held at at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 May next year.


NZICC strives for carbon neutral operations
17 May 2019   /

NZICC strives for carbon neutral operations

New Zealand’s new $703m international convention centre plans to operate as a carbon neutral venue – the only one of its kind in Asia Pacific – following completion of construction in 2020.


TIA seeks $1.9m backing for tourism careers initiatives package
15 May 2019   /

TIA seeks $1.9m backing for tourism careers initiatives package

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is on the hunt for funding to deliver a $1.9m three-year package of initiatives to attract New Zealanders to tourism careers.


Industry sets sights on $50bn by 2025
14 May 2019   /

Industry sets sights on $50bn by 2025

TIA’s refreshed growth strategy sets an ambitious new target and places greater emphasis on sustainability.


TNZ launches Visitor Profiles data and insight tool
14 May 2019   /

TNZ launches Visitor Profiles data and insight tool

Tool has been developed to support investment and product development in NZ’s $39bn tourism industry


ICCA’s 2018 global rankings – how did NZ’s events market perform?
14 May 2019  

ICCA’s 2018 global rankings – how did NZ’s events market perform?

New Zealand has climbed up the ranks of global conference destinations, last year moving to number 46 in the International Congress and Convention Association listing.


Gallery: TRENZ launch event at Te Puia
14 May 2019  

Gallery: TRENZ launch event at Te Puia

Around 1500 delegates packed into Rotorua’s Te Puia last night for an evening of networking and nibbles for the launch of 2019 TRENZ.


TRENZ: What to expect from Rotorua 2019
13 May 2019   /

TRENZ: What to expect from Rotorua 2019

The govt’s Tourism Strategy, TIA’s revamped growth framework and the unveiling of a new TNZ campaign are on the agenda.


New products and experiences fuel Waikato tourism growth
13 May 2019   /

New products and experiences fuel Waikato tourism growth

New boutique accommodation, gourmet dining options for group travel and wildlife experiences are just some of the new Waikato products being showcased at TRENZ 2019.


Buy Side/Sell Side: Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s Emily Byrne
9 May 2019   /

Buy Side/Sell Side: Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s Emily Byrne

The award-winning event maestro on the evolution and the complexities of staging NZ’s biggest tourism showcase, TRENZ.