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.
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.