The inaugural Destination: Digital event being held today at Auckland’s Wētā Workshop Unleashed has sold out with 160 delegates attending.
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.
Tourism New Zealand is inviting international business event planners to leverage the ‘If You Seek’ campaign designed to attract international visitors.
The event wants to encourage the sector to challenge the way the region promotes itself.
Blenheim has been selected as the host for the Global Cities New Zealand Conference next year.
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.
Increasing demand, rising costs, and shortages are putting pressure on the coach network.
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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.
The tourism minister says attracting world-class events and living up to and protecting NZ’s clean, green image are helping the recovery.
The new initiative aims to showcase the positive impact that tourism has on communities and New Zealand.
We must do all we can to ensure visitors feel good about their choice to travel to NZ, says TIA’s CEO.
Jacinda Ardern says she will “mark a couple of milestones in our tourism sector” by speaking at Thursday’s event.
Destination marketing organisations need to become more sophisticated and adaptable, says the CEO.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s annual TRENZ trade show will take place at Te Pae Christchurch next year and will be the first full event since 2019, and the first in the city since 2006.
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.
SIT research manager Dr Sally Bodkin-Allen says some delegates have chosen to extend their visit to explore the south.
Dunedin is using its reputation as a knowledge hub to encourage more conferences and events to come to the city.
The Scenic Hotel Group and HCA chair on hotels’ struggle to engage government.
The New Zealand Cruise Association will hold next year’s Cruise Conference at the Christchurch Town Hall.
About 450 delegates are expected at today’s inaugural Aotearoa Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition at Pullman Auckland.
The industry is struggling with what could be a substantial gap between supply and demand this summer.
Two top business events professionals have been recognised at Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s industry gala dinner in Napier last night.
Wellington’s reputation as a business events destination is on the rise, with the region seeing an increase in market share in the June 2022 quarter of 30% year-on-year for all conferences.
A new agreement to help engage more Māori tourism businesses is also in development.
The sector needs to be innovative in the way it markets itself, particular to those flying longhaul, says the tourism minister.
Te Pae will host the In-house Lawyers Association of New Zealand annual conference, which begins tomorrow in Christchurch.
Economic development professionals will converge on Christchurch next week for the Economic Development New Zealand 2022 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.
Extreme weather is posing more risks for operators and will transform business models, says RealNZ’s CEO.
More than 80 multi-day conferences are lined up for Wellington’s Tākina, including one event that will take place before its official opening.
The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand Xmas Symposium will be held in Auckland on Tuesday 6 December 2022.
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.
But cost pressures and corporate competition could shape the recovery for operators.
Experiences must be great for visitors and the environment but also create rewarding connections for Kiwis too, says Stephen England-Hall.
Wellington will host New Zealand’s first Life Sciences Summit Life Sciences Summit on 22-23 March 2023 at Shed 6.
More than 100 people are expected at the conference in Auckland next week, which is based on the theme of embracing high-value youth within the rebuild of tourism.
It’s been a long three years but the future of cruise looks strong, she tells the industry’s annual conference.
“The value of passengers who come through the distribution channel should not be underestimated,” says GTNZ’s Anna Black.
Rotorua and Invercargill will host the next two Tourism Export Council of New Zealand annual conferences.
Around 220 industry professionals are converging on Auckland for the first NZ Cruise conference since 2019.
Registrations are now open for Tourism Summit Aotearoa and New Zealand Tourism Awards, which will both be held in Hamilton this year.
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.
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.
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.
The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand brought the curtain down on its 2022 annual conference and tourism trade expo with a Survivor-themed party on Thursday night.
Up to 300 delegates are expected in Auckland next year for the Massage & Myotherapy Australia 2023 National Conference.
Auckland has been selected to host the 2035 Oceania Summit at the Aotea Centre from 10 – 11 October.
The tourism recovery will take “multiple years” to return to stability despite early indications of strong demand, says René de Monchy.
Six operators and industry leaders have been recognised for their work during the pandemic.