More than 40 new products ranging from a Queenstown craft beer tour through to a sunrise visit to the Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony will be on show at TRENZ 2019.
Tourism New Zealand has launched its annual business events campaign targeting the domestic market.
The net has been cast wider for this year’s showcase with 386 buyers from 30 markets booked to attend.
Navigating a path to future growth in the face of new challenges such as competing accommodation options, construction, investment, finance and staffing issues forms the backbone of the agenda at this year’s New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference.
New Zealand’s leading business events showcase, MEETINGS, is to feature a post-event Christchurch famil for buyers for the first time this year.
TRENZ is expected to pump more than $10m of additional business into the 2018 host regions of Dunedin, Waitaki and Southland, according to a post-event report.
Queenstown has won a bid to host the 9th annual International Adventure Conference in a move which will see the event come to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time.
The general manager of Cairns Convention Centre, Ross Steele, will take the reins at Te Pae Christchurch.
The Australian-based venues giant will run Christchurch’s $475m convention centre.
A strong Kiwi contingent are at the annual Asia Pacific Incentives Meetings Event in Melbourne this week.
A strong New Zealand delegation including representatives from the Te Pae Christchurch and the New Zealand International Convention Centre have taken to the floor at the annual Asia Pacific Incentives Meetings Event, which threw open its doors this morning.
The latest delay to the $703m venue will affect nearly 8,000 delegates.
Dunedin and Hamilton & Waikato have officially launched their joint business events initiative, Meet North South.
Industry has downplayed the postponement of next week’s 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism launch, claiming there are no “shadows in the dark”.
Much of the Tourism and Sustainable Development Goals conference challenged industry’s standards and assumptions. That’s a good thing, writes the Ticker’s Bridget O’Connell.
The industry needs more than just a nudge to meet the challenges of climate change, says Professor Susanne Becken.
At the inaugural Tourism and the SDGs event, there’s a call for more honesty from industry.
Measuring the environmental and social impacts of tourism – not just economic benefits – is necessary in order to take sustainable development seriously, according to Nelson Tasman’s Gisela Purcell.
The first research conference on Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals is being hosted by the Institute of Development Studies at Massey University, Albany, Auckland.
Wellington’s $179m CEC will be up against Auckland’s NZICC and Chirstchurch’s Te Pae.
It’s the last big bash of the year for many in the tourism industry and photographer Jay Farnworth from Image Search was there to capture it.
The country’s two leading incentive destinations will work together to target high-value, long-haul markets as a dual destination proposition.
Destination Canada’s CEO has lessons to share with NZ from that country’s own Year of Tourism with China.
Tourism Talent, the new talent development and market place set up by Dylan Rushbrook and Jason Hill, was officially launched at the YoungTEC Summit at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland last night.
Around 120 tourism professionals, government representatives and academics have converged on Te Papa today for new insight on China’s outbound tourism market.
The New Zealand stand at next week’s PCO Association Conference in Melbourne has taken inspiration from Tourism New Zealand’s #getNZonthemap campaign.
Combating ‘tourism fatigue’ in New Zealand is top of the agenda at the final national tourism fixture of the year, the annual Tourism Export Council New Zealand Christmas Symposium.
NZ’s $558m business events sector posted an uptick in delegate numbers and delegate days despite a 5% drop in the number of events in the year ended September 2018.
More than 130 heavy-hitters from Auckland’s business events community gathered for Auckland Convention Bureau’s annual city showcase last week.
Tourism is now contributing $10bn a year more to the NZ economy than in 2014, says TIA chief Chris Roberts.
An updated version of the Tourism 2025 growth framework is top of the agenda at today’s annual Tourism Summit Aotearoa.
Conventions and Incentives New Zealand chair, Tony Gardner, opened the annual CINZ conference last week by calling on the business events industry to band together in the face of challenges and opportunities including competition, subvention – or a lack of it – and New Zealand’s place in the world.
Queenstown has been selected to host the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand Conference next year.
Former prime minister John Key has spoken out in favour of a convention centre in Queenstown, mooting involvement from SKYCITY Entertainment Group.
Auckland’s Convention Bureau manager Anna Hayward has received the 2018 Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Outstanding Contributor Award.
Wayfare, Skyline, NZICC and ACB will together target the lucrative Chinese incentives and conference market.
NZ’s business events sector needs to be prepared for increased competition, says economist Shamubeel Eaqub.
Managing “hysteria” was among the key challenges DQ says it faced in the lead-up to the 6,000-strong Amway China incentive trip.
NZ’s conventions and incentives industry is converging on Auckland for CINZ Conference 2018.
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The already-delayed $703m NZICC and Horizon Hotel project will miss its December 2019 delivery date.
Tourism New Zealand last night acknowledged the successes of a select group of conference sector specialists who have won events that will plough an estimated $37m into the New Zealand economy.
Shared global thinking is crucial to the future of the tourism industry, according to Tourism New Zealand chief executive Stephen England-Hall.
Trans-Tasman business events have been given a leg-up following a Tourism New Zealand-led workshop focused on the association market.
NZ can grow the India travel market by 15% a year to over 100K holiday visitors by 2025, says CAPA.
Motels’ loss of market share to Airbnb is “concerning”, says Horwath HTL’s Hamilton.
Wanaka’s boutique Cardrona Hotel has taken the top honour at Hospitality New Zealand’s 21st annual awards.
The best emerging talent from New Zealand’s hospitality industry has been recognised in the peak body’s second annual Rising Stars Awards.
The final national fixtures in the tourism industry calendar, the Tourism Export Council Xmas Symposium and YoungTEC Summit, will take place at the Pullman Auckland this year.
Wellington has seen its major conference count tumble almost 20% in three years, according to the city council’s draft annual report.