The tourism industry is facing challenges in attracting staff, retaining employees, implementing technology, and how to engage with the new generation of students – which all require smart thinking and engagement in the post-Covid future.
There’s no shame in a weak balance sheet after the past couple of years, says Westpac.
The tourism minister highlights the challenges ahead for the sector but also signals the start of a new positive phase.
Australia is particularly active internationally with its states competing hard in NZ as well.
TIA’s CEO calls on industry to focus on regenerative tourism on the path to recovery.
TRENZ 2023 will be held at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s TRENZ Hui kicks off this afternoon with just over 450 people taking part in the online event over the next two days.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s online TRENZ Hui on 25 and 26 May has attracted more than 400 operators.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa is holding a series of TRENZ Connect online events in April, with the aim of ‘reconnecting New Zealand with the world’.
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Tourism Industry Aotearoa has launched its TRENZ Connect online platform, bringing together the international travel trade with market-ready New Zealand operators.
More recovery than regenerative, the plan introduces yet another initiative to reimagine tourism.
Tourism operators in the New Zealand tourism industry are getting a new platform to showcase their wares, connect with buyers abroad, and provide product updates and hold virtual meetings.
The event at Christchurch Town Hall returns today reshaped after missing 2020.
Expected attendees less than half the number who attended in 2019.
TIA’s Roberts on coping with Covid impacts, applying for STAPP, and lobbying “hard and relentlessly” for industry.
The sector’s major associations have welcomed the new plan, with some saying it was long overdue.
TRENZ 2020 will be held at at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 May next year.
The new plan sets out the govt’s priorities for the sector for the years ahead.
The ministry’s New Zealand Tourism Forecasts for 2019 – 2025 put visitor arrival growth at 4% per annum to hit 5.1m visitors in 2025.
Tourism NZ’s new chair on the evolution of the agency’s work.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa is on the hunt for funding to deliver a $1.9m three-year package of initiatives to attract New Zealanders to tourism careers.
TIA’s refreshed growth strategy sets an ambitious new target and places greater emphasis on sustainability.
Tool has been developed to support investment and product development in NZ’s $39bn tourism industry
New Zealand has climbed up the ranks of global conference destinations, last year moving to number 46 in the International Congress and Convention Association listing.
Around 1500 delegates packed into Rotorua’s Te Puia last night for an evening of networking and nibbles for the launch of 2019 TRENZ.
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.
The Ticker breaks down tourism minister Kelvin Davis’ views on the big issues in the sector.
The tourism minister has committed to implementing a border levy – TIA and TEC chiefs give their views.
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.
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.