Sponsored Content The digital revolution in the tourism industry continues to accelerate — and success in meeting the needs of tomorrow’s traveller relies on our ability to embrace innovation and seize the MORE »
New Plymouth in Taranaki will host Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s 2024 conference.
BEIA’s Lisa Hopkins on the development of a new national strategy for NZ’s business events industry.
Picton is preparing for a buoyant cruise season with around 120,000 passengers and 42,000 crew expected from October.
The week aims to raise the profile of the industry, recognise its value, and celebrate achievement.
More than 300 delegates including 200 travel agents are gathering in Auckland this week for the Travel Managers Australia conference at Te Pae Christchurch.
More than 200 industry professionals have converged on Shantytown near Greymouth for the West Coast Tourism Summit.
The airline is exploring more direct regional connections to be serviced with new aircraft.
A call goes out for industry to engage with the education sector to ensure it gets the workforce it needs.
New Zealand’s backpacker industry is making a steady recovery from the pandemic with some operators managing to hit pre-Covid levels but significant challenges remain.
Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s MEETINGS has generated an estimated value of $157m for New Zealand business events following the conference at Tākina Wellington in June.
The global cruise industry is bouncing back fast from the pandemic with a record 32 million passengers expected in 2023, says CLIA.
The industry is seeing a strong recovery with passenger numbers this season expected to exceed the 2018-19 record.
Business Events Industry Aotearoa has announced the first tranche of speakers for its annual conference in Marlborough.
The Auckland Convention Bureau says it has secured 148 new business events through to 2027, resulting in an estimated economic impact of $64.4m.
Around 300 delegates are expected to attend the International H2 2 ZERO Summit on the possibilities for hydrogen-based transport and energy solutions.
Around 200 chemical engineers and scientists will converge on the Hilton Auckland in October for the Chemeca 2023 conference.
Tākina Wellington Convention Centre will host the 2025 World Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music for the event’s first time in New Zealand.
Electrify heat or electrify transport – those are the two options tourism operators have to reduce their climate emissions, says Malcolm Johns.
Invercargill will be the host city for the Tourism Export Council of New Zealand’s annual conference next year.
The current mandatory seven-day Covid isolation requirement could be about to go.
The Waikato Chamber of Commerce will host around 60 delegates from chambers around the country at the New Zealand Chambers of Commerce Conference next month.
ITOs are heading to the association’s annual conference and trade show in Rotorua this week.
A record 38 inbound tourism operators are expected to attend The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand’s annual conference and tourism trade event next week.
Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre will host Local Government New Zealand’s annual conference in August 2024.
Data, decarbonisation, and the work-life balance are some of the key elements that can help holiday parks succeed, according to an industry panel.
Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre will host the Holiday Parks New Zealand Conference in 2024.
Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s annual conference in Marlborough will include international keynote speakers from International Congress and Convention Association next month.
Hundreds of school board members have converged on the Rotorua Energy Events Centre over the weekend for the 33rd New Zealand School Trustees Association annual conference.
Air New Zealand, Tourism New Zealand and KiwiRail will be among those on stage at the West Coast Tourism Summit in August.
Around 200 delegates are expected to attend the Bus and Coach Association’s 2023 conference in Christchurch at the Wolfbrook Arena this September.
Rotorua will host two large international forestry conferences in 2024 and another one the following year.
Happy Travels chief executive Eddy Brown and ROADY founder Roscoe Price Moor will be among the speakers at the Backpacker and Youth Adventure Tourism Association 2023 conference in Christchurch.
The country’s accommodation and hospitality professionals have snapped up all the tickets to the joint Maximum Occupancy and Hospitality New Zealand conferences at Pullman Auckland.
The new goal follows 84 bids worth $120m in FY23, with 54 confirmed wins so far.
RotoruaNZ, HOT Events and Kim Chan Events have been crowned the winners of the Best Stand Awards at MEETINGS 2023.
The five-day forum will bring together industry, govt, and other stakeholders to focus on opportunities in the high-value sector.
Southern venues are seeing significant growth thanks to increased investment and development.
Te Pā Tū Rotorua’s summer season has hundreds of visitors through the doors every week with the reintroduction of cruise, but its quieter months are coming with a focus on food events and the returning MICE sector.
NZ’s new generation of convention centres is helping to rejuvenate an industry hit hard by the pandemic.
After a booming domestic market due to closed borders followed by a burst from returning internationals, caution has taken hold in the accommodation sector.
Hastings has secured the hosting bid for the 2024 Australasian Airports Roundtable for its first event outside Australia.
Tākina Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre has had its official opening.
The date has been set for Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s 2023 Tourism Awards dinner in Wellington, taking place on Tuesday 7 November.
Delegates at Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s MEETINGS conference next month will be able to engage in a series of knowledge and professional development sessions.
A full-programme TRENZ makes a welcome return but there’s a glaring omission, writes the Ticker’s Paul Yandall.
The Bed & Breakfast Association has set the dates for its annual conference in Wellington.
The Hospo Hui will bring together leaders in New Zealand food and hospitality to help chart the future of the industry.
Google head of travel and financial services Michelle Allen will be a keynote speaker at the Maximum Occupancy New Zealand and Hospitality New Zealand 2023 conferences.
Budget 2023 should include a stronger focus on business events and funding for Tourism New Zealand, says BEIA’s Lisa Hopkins.