Could it have been, possibly, maybe, just slightly, like, the best TRENZ ever? Wherever it ranks, Dunedin put on a #dunnerstunner week, writes the Ticker’s Paul Yandall.
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TRENZ 2018 came to a rousing end last night as hundreds of delegates helped bring down the house at the Dunedin Town Hall.
A predicted 37% increase in international visitors to New Zealand over the next six years has raised concerns that under-pressure infrastructure will be pushed to “breaking point”.
The New Zealand tourism industry needs to transitions from being focused on creating growth to optimising value from the $36bn sector.
Air New Zealand has underlined its regional strategy of flying bigger aircraft to fewer locations by announcing additional services between Dunedin and Auckland.
Tourism New Zealand plans to boost to regional growth by $1bn by 2023.
Around 1500 industry professionals were welcomed to TRENZ at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr stadium yesterday evening.
Around 1500 delegates from around the world converge on Dunedin for the tourism industry’s major conference, TRENZ. It is the first time the event has been held in the city.
In March there was Ed, this month there is TRENZ. NZ’s four-day tourism roadshow kicks-off tonight with Dunedin set to welcome more than 1,500 delegates for the annual event.
TRENZ is to return to Rotorua next year, and will be held in Christchurch in 2020.
Hundreds of international tourism marketers will get the chance to experience the best that Dunedin has to offer visitors during the TRENZ 2018 conference in two weeks.
A Steampunk museum, an innovative camping option, an adventure business founded to grow the confidence of urbanites in the outdoors, and an all-in-one 3D Trick Art Gallery are among the 49 new tourism products that will be on show at TRENZ 2018.
Booming international interest in New Zealand is attracting more overseas travel marketers to TRENZ, the premier annual business event for New Zealand’s $36 billion tourism industry.
Tourism and hospitality operators in the lower South Island are “absolutely fizzing” following the announcement that Dunedin will debut as host city for TRENZ 2018.
Australia will continue to be the backbone of New Zealand’s tourism industry despite growth from the China-led Asian markets.
Tourism Minister Paula Bennett has today announced a new $102 million Tourism Infrastructure Fund which has been launched alongside $76 million in new funding for our most important tourism asset, the DOC Estate.
The government’s $102m Tourism Infrastructure Fund has earned the ire of some industry and political interests and a wholehearted welcome from others.
Strong growth in international visitor numbers and spending is forecast for New Zealand’s tourism sector, with international visitors projected to spend $15.3 billion annually by 2023.
Developing a Great Walk in partnership with iwi or in Northland are two options favoured by Department of Conservation director-general Lou Sanson.
Industry operators could comprise more than half of the panel being put together by the government to help deploy its new $102m Tourism Infrastructure Fund.
Infrastructure, sustainability and having a powerful tourism voice are the three guiding themes underpinning the Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s election manifesto.
Some of New Zealand’s most beloved tourism experiences have been united under one brand, The Great Journeys of New Zealand.
Entries have opened for the prestigious New Zealand Tourism Awards 2017, with competition expected to be fierce given the record results the industry is achieving.
TRENZ 2017 begins in earnest today with around 1200 international and New Zealand delegates in Auckland to attend the annual event.
Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand today committed to a marketing partnership worth up to $20 million this year, to promote New Zealand’s off-peak periods.
Operators are seizing the opportunity to showcase their new products and partnerships to more than 370 buyers at TRENZ this week.
On the eve of TRENZ, the country’s largest tourism conference, the latest industry data has shown that businesses in the tourism industry are outperforming the SME average on every key measure.
UK-based buyers have shrugged off the uncertainty surrounding Brexit as New Zealand maintains its pre-eminent place in British tourist plans.
US buyers attending TRENZ next week are seeking a mix of increasingly higher-value experiences to meet growing demand from the North American market.
Auckland will host hundreds of influential international tourism representatives next week to an afternoon of exciting activities, ranging from a face to face encounter with a shark to an afternoon of decadence at a local hotel.
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In the first in a series of articles in the lead-up to TRENZ, the Ticker talks to international buyers attending the conference and asks what they’re looking for and why.
Tourism New Zealand will be out in full force at TRENZ next week supporting the tourism industry’s most important international event of the year.
A world first extreme adventure activity, operators taking visitors off the beaten track and an upscale hotel returning to Christchurch are amongst the new tourism products that will be on show at TRENZ 2017.
New Zealand’s continuing popularity as a visitor destination is fuelling demand for international travel and tourism buyers wanting to come to TRENZ 2017.
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