Strong growth in international spend was not enough to offset a sharp fall in the amount spent by domestic delegates in 2017 according to the latest Convention Delegate Survey.
A growing business events markets contributed to a 7% hike in the number of events in New Zealand last year.
Meetings and seminars activity surged by 19% last year pushing up delegate numbers and delegate days, according to the latest Convention Activity Survey.
The marketing of New Zealand as an international business events destination continues to be enhanced by an ongoing agreement between Tourism New Zealand and Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ).
A strong 12 months for events has seen measures lift across the board, MBIE’s latest Convention Activity Survey.
More delegates attended fewer events in New Zealand with Auckland accounting for more than a third of the total number of attendance days in the year ended March 2017. The MORE »
More delegates spent a longer time at fewer conferences in New Zealand last year, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
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