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Hundreds to converge on Rotorua for volcanology conference
27 Jan 2023  

Hundreds to converge on Rotorua for volcanology conference

Rotorua will host the IAVCEI Scientific Assembly next week, which will see more than 900 scientists from 41 countries visit the city.


More than 1000 expected at Aotea Centre avocado conference…
24 Jan 2023  

More than 1000 expected at Aotea Centre avocado conference…

More than 1000 members of the global avocado community are expected to converge on Auckland’s Aotea Centre for the 10th World Avocado Congress on 2-5 April 2023.


Te Pae secures international tech conference
13 Dec 2022   /

Te Pae secures international tech conference

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre will play host to the 29th ACM Virtual Reality Software Technology Symposium in October 2023.


TECNZ Xmas Symposium: ITO recovery gathers momentum, and challenges too
7 Dec 2022   /

TECNZ Xmas Symposium: ITO recovery gathers momentum, and challenges too

Around 40% of inbounders expect to see a 90% or better return in business this 2022-23 season compared with pre-Covid levels of activity, according to Tourism Export Council of New Zealand.


Destination Digital: How digital is transforming tourism marketing
6 Dec 2022   /

Destination Digital: How digital is transforming tourism marketing

Operators are in the midst of a digital transformation for their marketing but does it affect their relationship with trade?


Industry converges on Auckland for TECNZ Xmas Symposium, YoungTEC event
6 Dec 2022   /

Industry converges on Auckland for TECNZ Xmas Symposium, YoungTEC event

Hundreds of industry professionals are in Auckland for today’s YoungTEC End of Year Event and Tourism Export Council of New Zealand’s Xmas Symposium.


Inaugural Destination Digital sells out
5 Dec 2022   /

Inaugural Destination Digital sells out

The inaugural Destination: Digital event being held today at Auckland’s Wētā Workshop Unleashed has sold out with 160 delegates attending.


RTO collab showcases West Coast, Canterbury to ITOs
30 Nov 2022   /

RTO collab showcases West Coast, Canterbury to ITOs

In an industry-first collaboration, six West Coast and Canterbury regional tourism organisations have promoted their region to 80 agents from 40 inbound businesses at a product showcase in Auckland.


TNZ expands ‘If You Seek’ to international business event planners
30 Nov 2022   /

TNZ expands ‘If You Seek’ to international business event planners

Tourism New Zealand is inviting international business event planners to leverage the ‘If You Seek’ campaign designed to attract international visitors.


West Coast “rethink, reinvigoration” focus of DWC Tourism Summit
23 Nov 2022   /

West Coast “rethink, reinvigoration” focus of DWC Tourism Summit

The event wants to encourage the sector to challenge the way the region promotes itself.


Blenheim to host Global Cities NZ conference
23 Nov 2022  

Blenheim to host Global Cities NZ conference

Blenheim has been selected as the host for the Global Cities New Zealand Conference next year.


Industry heads to West Coast Tourism Summit
22 Nov 2022   /

Industry heads to West Coast Tourism Summit

The event aims to bring the region’s tourism whanau together to rethink, reinvigorate and challenge the state of the West Coast’s tourism offering.


South Island RTOs join forces in northern push
21 Nov 2022   /

South Island RTOs join forces in northern push

West Coast and Canterbury regional tourism organisations are joining forces to relaunch tourism awareness with inbounders in the North Island.


TECNZ’s Keene urges “positive, frank” approach to coping with coach pressures
17 Nov 2022   /

TECNZ’s Keene urges “positive, frank” approach to coping with coach pressures

Increasing demand, rising costs, and shortages are putting pressure on the coach network.


Google joins a Destination: Digital speaker line-up full of industry experts and thought-leaders
15 Nov 2022  

Google joins a Destination: Digital speaker line-up full of industry experts and thought-leaders

Sponsored Content Borders are open, travel confidence is soaring, and there’s optimism in the air for a smashing summer ahead. To help the industry navigate a new era of travel, MORE »


Summit 2022: Perception change needed to prove tourism a viable career – panel
14 Nov 2022   /

Summit 2022: Perception change needed to prove tourism a viable career – panel

Tourism needs to change its perception among young people and their parents if it is going to appeal as a strong career choice for the next generation.


Summit 2022: Events, environment keys to tourism building back better – Nash
10 Nov 2022   /

Summit 2022: Events, environment keys to tourism building back better – Nash

The tourism minister says attracting world-class events and living up to and protecting NZ’s clean, green image are helping the recovery.


Summit 2022: TIA unveils ‘Share the Aroha of Tourism’
10 Nov 2022   /

Summit 2022: TIA unveils ‘Share the Aroha of Tourism’

The new initiative aims to showcase the positive impact that tourism has on communities and New Zealand.


Summit 2022: Workforce shortage, climate challenge priorities for tourism – Ingram
10 Nov 2022   /

Summit 2022: Workforce shortage, climate challenge priorities for tourism – Ingram

We must do all we can to ensure visitors feel good about their choice to travel to NZ, says TIA’s CEO.


PM to address Tourism Summit Aotearoa
8 Nov 2022   /

PM to address Tourism Summit Aotearoa

Jacinda Ardern says she will “mark a couple of milestones in our tourism sector” by speaking at Thursday’s event.


Te Pae to host large earth sciences conference
2 Nov 2022   /

Te Pae to host large earth sciences conference

Around 800 – 1,000 international delegates will converge on the city in 2026 over five days.


You need to be “ruthless and clear” – TNZ’s de Monchy on the future of DMOs
31 Oct 2022  

You need to be “ruthless and clear” – TNZ’s de Monchy on the future of DMOs

Destination marketing organisations need to become more sophisticated and adaptable, says the CEO.


Auckland secures 102 business events, expects $76m
21 Oct 2022   /

Auckland secures 102 business events, expects $76m

ACB, part of Tātaki Auckland Unlimited, also supported another 203 opportunities during the period, which could add an additional $65m to the region’s economy.


Dunedin’s expertise highlighted in conferences, events push
20 Oct 2022   /

Dunedin’s expertise highlighted in conferences, events push

Dunedin is using its reputation as a knowledge hub to encourage more conferences and events to come to the city.


We’re a $15bn industry and we want to be at the table – Lani Hagaman
18 Oct 2022   /

We’re a $15bn industry and we want to be at the table – Lani Hagaman

The Scenic Hotel Group and HCA chair on hotels’ struggle to engage government.


Delegates converge on Te Pae for water conference
18 Oct 2022   /

Delegates converge on Te Pae for water conference

More than 1,000 delegates are converging at Te Pae Christchurch today for the Water New Zealand Conference and Expo 2022.


Christchurch to host 2023 Cruise Conference
14 Oct 2022   /

Christchurch to host 2023 Cruise Conference

The New Zealand Cruise Association will hold next year’s Cruise Conference at the Christchurch Town Hall.


First NZ AHICE conference mobilises hotel industry’s voice
13 Oct 2022   /

First NZ AHICE conference mobilises hotel industry’s voice

About 450 delegates are expected at today’s inaugural Aotearoa Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition at Pullman Auckland.


Inaugural AHICE hotel conference kicks off in Auckland
12 Oct 2022   /

Inaugural AHICE hotel conference kicks off in Auckland

More than 450 delegates are expected to gather in Auckland today and tomorrow for the first New Zealand Aotearoa Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition.


Gallery: BEIA Conference 2022
10 Oct 2022   /

Gallery: BEIA Conference 2022

Business Events Industry Aotearoa members attending the association’s annual conference enjoyed an impressive sample of Hawke’s Bay’s famous cuisine and wine.


“Tours might suffer” – BCA’s McFadgen on the  challenges for bus & coach
7 Oct 2022   /

“Tours might suffer” – BCA’s McFadgen on the challenges for bus & coach

The industry is struggling with what could be a substantial gap between supply and demand this summer.


…while Tākina hits milestone, on track for June 2023 opening
7 Oct 2022  

…while Tākina hits milestone, on track for June 2023 opening

Construction on Wellington’s Tākina convention centre’s façade, the exhibition and plenary spaces on the first floor are both fully complete.


Business events week planned to boost sector – BEIA
6 Oct 2022   /

Business events week planned to boost sector – BEIA

A new agreement to help engage more Māori tourism businesses is also in development.


Business events innovation needed to tackle carbon emissions – Nash
5 Oct 2022   /

Business events innovation needed to tackle carbon emissions – Nash

The sector needs to be innovative in the way it markets itself, particular to those flying longhaul, says the tourism minister.


Christchurch to host economic development conference
3 Oct 2022   /

Christchurch to host economic development conference

Economic development professionals will converge on Christchurch next week for the Economic Development New Zealand 2022 conference.


BEIA to ‘ignite the future’ at annual conference
21 Sep 2022   /

BEIA to ‘ignite the future’ at annual conference

Workforce training, sustainability and future strategies will be hot topics at the Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s 46th AGM and annual conference in Hawke’s Bay next month.


More collaboration needed to tackle climate change – England-Hall
20 Sep 2022   /

More collaboration needed to tackle climate change – England-Hall

Extreme weather is posing more risks for operators and will transform business models, says RealNZ’s CEO.


Tākina chalks up 80+ events in countdown to 2023 opening
7 Sep 2022   /

Tākina chalks up 80+ events in countdown to 2023 opening

More than 80 multi-day conferences are lined up for Wellington’s Tākina, including one event that will take place before its official opening.


TECNZ Xmas Symposium date set
2 Sep 2022  

TECNZ Xmas Symposium date set

The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand Xmas Symposium will be held in Auckland on Tuesday 6 December 2022.


Te Pae Christchurch to host 2026 wine symposium
1 Sep 2022   /

Te Pae Christchurch to host 2026 wine symposium

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre will host the 2026 International Cool Climate Wine Symposium, which could bring more than $1.1m into New Zealand’s economy.


Time to build tourism bridges that reconnect with nature – Becken
30 Aug 2022   /

Time to build tourism bridges that reconnect with nature – Becken

Businesses need to rethink their products and offer an immersion experience that connects people with nature and puts regenerative tourism first.


Te Pae to host 500+ delegates at finance conference
30 Aug 2022   /

Te Pae to host 500+ delegates at finance conference

More than 500 delegates will converge at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre next week for the annual Financial Advice New Zealand conference.


Tourism must be “good for the soul” for Kiwis too – RealNZ CEO
29 Aug 2022   /

Tourism must be “good for the soul” for Kiwis too – RealNZ CEO

Experiences must be great for visitors and the environment but also create rewarding connections for Kiwis too, says Stephen England-Hall.


Summers exits NZCA chair, heralds ‘new beginnings’ for cruise
19 Aug 2022   /

Summers exits NZCA chair, heralds ‘new beginnings’ for cruise

It’s been a long three years but the future of cruise looks strong, she tells the industry’s annual conference.


TECNZ picks Rotorua 2023, Invercargill 2024 for conferences
19 Aug 2022   /

TECNZ picks Rotorua 2023, Invercargill 2024 for conferences

Rotorua and Invercargill will host the next two Tourism Export Council of New Zealand annual conferences.


NZ must be smart with cruise rules – PONANT’s Sarina Bratton
18 Aug 2022   /

NZ must be smart with cruise rules – PONANT’s Sarina Bratton

The French operator’s APAC chair urges the govt to take a practical approach and criticises proposals to cap visits to Fiordland.


Registrations open for TIA’s summit, NZ Tourism Awards
17 Aug 2022   /

Registrations open for TIA’s summit, NZ Tourism Awards

Registrations are now open for Tourism Summit Aotearoa and New Zealand Tourism Awards, which will both be held in Hamilton this year.


BEIA to ‘Ignite the Future’ in Hawke’s Bay
16 Aug 2022   /

BEIA to ‘Ignite the Future’ in Hawke’s Bay

Business Events Industry Aotearoa has opened registration for its 46th AGM and Annual Conference at Napier Conference Centre in Hawke’s Bay from 4 – 6 October 2022.


Both Brains backs BYATA
16 Aug 2022   /

Both Brains backs BYATA

IT consulting and support business Both Brains has signed on as a silver sponsor for the upcoming Backpacker Youth Adventure Tourism Association Conference at Rydges in Auckland on 25 – 26 August.


Opposition slams Nash’s backpacker comments, urges scrapping of Traveller Declaration
15 Aug 2022  

Opposition slams Nash’s backpacker comments, urges scrapping of Traveller Declaration

The National Party is calling on Stuart Nash to rescind his “damaging” comments about backpackers, who the tourism minister has implied are not valuable visitors for New Zealand.