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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.


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.


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.


TRENZ returns in full to Christchurch in 2023
31 Oct 2022   /

TRENZ returns in full to Christchurch in 2023

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.


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.


Southland music conference a boost for local tourism
21 Oct 2022  

Southland music conference a boost for local tourism

SIT research manager Dr Sally Bodkin-Allen says some delegates have chosen to extend their visit to explore the south.


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.


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.


“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.


BEIA honours industry achievers, reveals 2023 conference region
7 Oct 2022   /

BEIA honours industry achievers, reveals 2023 conference region

Two top business events professionals have been recognised at Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s industry gala dinner in Napier last night.


Wellington’s conference market share rises to 30%…
7 Oct 2022  

Wellington’s conference market share rises to 30%…

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.


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.


Te Pae opens doors to legal conference
4 Oct 2022   /

Te Pae opens doors to legal conference

Te Pae will host the In-house Lawyers Association of New Zealand annual conference, which begins tomorrow in Christchurch.


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.


Hostel outlook: Good times ahead after “brutal” pandemic
31 Aug 2022   /

Hostel outlook: Good times ahead after “brutal” pandemic

But cost pressures and corporate competition could shape the recovery for operators.


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.


Wellington secures new conference
25 Aug 2022   /

Wellington secures new conference

Wellington will host New Zealand’s first Life Sciences Summit Life Sciences Summit on 22-23 March 2023 at Shed 6.


BYATA conference to highlight value of youth in tourism rebuild
22 Aug 2022   /

BYATA conference to highlight value of youth in tourism rebuild

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.


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.


The value of cruise to NZ tourism? Relationships, experiences, sustainability
19 Aug 2022   /

The value of cruise to NZ tourism? Relationships, experiences, sustainability

“The value of passengers who come through the distribution channel should not be underestimated,” says GTNZ’s Anna Black.


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.


Cruise conference set to ‘Make Ship Happen’
17 Aug 2022   /

Cruise conference set to ‘Make Ship Happen’

Around 220 industry professionals are converging on Auckland for the first NZ Cruise conference since 2019.


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.


Gallery: Did you survive TECNZ’s Survivor shindig?
15 Aug 2022   /

Gallery: Did you survive TECNZ’s Survivor shindig?

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.


NZ wins 2023 massage conference
15 Aug 2022  

NZ wins 2023 massage conference

Up to 300 delegates are expected in Auckland next year for the Massage & Myotherapy Australia 2023 National Conference.


Auckland to host agri-food-tech summit
12 Aug 2022   /

Auckland to host agri-food-tech summit

Auckland has been selected to host the 2035 Oceania Summit at the Aotea Centre from 10 – 11 October.


Recovery will take years despite current strong demand – TNZ’s de Monchy
11 Aug 2022   /

Recovery will take years despite current strong demand – TNZ’s de Monchy

The tourism recovery will take “multiple years” to return to stability despite early indications of strong demand, says René de Monchy.


TECNZ Achievement Awards winners revealed
11 Aug 2022   /

TECNZ Achievement Awards winners revealed

Six operators and industry leaders have been recognised for their work during the pandemic.