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How to tackle tourism’s workforce challenges – tips from TRENZ
30 May 2022   /

How to tackle tourism’s workforce challenges – tips from TRENZ

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.


What bankers want to see from operators in the recovery
27 May 2022   /

What bankers want to see from operators in the recovery

There’s no shame in a weak balance sheet after the past couple of years, says Westpac.


Nash on new phase for tourism, NZ’s increasingly “challenging” sell
26 May 2022   /

Nash on new phase for tourism, NZ’s increasingly “challenging” sell

The tourism minister highlights the challenges ahead for the sector but also signals the start of a new positive phase.


NZ faces stiff competition as visitor campaigns launch – TNZ’s de Monchy
26 May 2022   /

NZ faces stiff competition as visitor campaigns launch – TNZ’s de Monchy

Australia is particularly active internationally with its states competing hard in NZ as well.


“The future will not look like the past” – TIA’s Ingram opens TRENZ Hui
26 May 2022   /

“The future will not look like the past” – TIA’s Ingram opens TRENZ Hui

TIA’s CEO calls on industry to focus on regenerative tourism on the path to recovery.


TRENZ 2023 venue confirmed
26 May 2022  

TRENZ 2023 venue confirmed

TRENZ 2023 will be held at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre.


TRENZ Hui ready to roll
25 May 2022   /

TRENZ Hui ready to roll

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.


TIA’s TRENZ Hui attracts 400+ operators
18 May 2022   /

TIA’s TRENZ Hui attracts 400+ operators

Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s online TRENZ Hui on 25 and 26 May has attracted more than 400 operators.


TRENZ Connect events return online in April
28 Mar 2022   /

TRENZ Connect events return online in April

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is holding a series of TRENZ Connect online events in April, with the aim of ‘reconnecting New Zealand with the world’.


Eden Park secures TRENZ Hui 2022
17 Jan 2022   /

Eden Park secures TRENZ Hui 2022

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TRENZ Connect online platform launches
23 Sep 2021   /

TRENZ Connect online platform launches

Tourism Industry Aotearoa has launched its TRENZ Connect online platform, bringing together the international travel trade with market-ready New Zealand operators.


Ticker Take: Will Nash’s plan transform tourism?
7 May 2021   /

Ticker Take: Will Nash’s plan transform tourism?

More recovery than regenerative, the plan introduces yet another initiative to reimagine tourism.


New platform to create online market for tourism operators, buyers
7 May 2021   /

New platform to create online market for tourism operators, buyers

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.


TRENZ “like no other” opens to vastly altered environment
5 May 2021   /

TRENZ “like no other” opens to vastly altered environment

The event at Christchurch Town Hall returns today reshaped after missing 2020.


TRENZ Hui reaches capacity for shortened event
22 Apr 2021   /

TRENZ Hui reaches capacity for shortened event

Expected attendees less than half the number who attended in 2019.


Wednesday Letter: TIA’s Roberts on supporting the survival of NZ tourism
24 Jun 2020  

Wednesday Letter: TIA’s Roberts on supporting the survival of NZ tourism

TIA’s Roberts on coping with Covid impacts, applying for STAPP, and lobbying “hard and relentlessly” for industry.


Tourism Strategy: Industry reaction
17 May 2019   /

Tourism Strategy: Industry reaction

The sector’s major associations have welcomed the new plan, with some saying it was long overdue. 


Watch: Get ready for TRENZ 2020
17 May 2019   /

Watch: Get ready for TRENZ 2020

TRENZ 2020 will be held at at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 May next year.


Tourism Strategy: Five outcomes, four priorities and a work plan
16 May 2019   /

Tourism Strategy: Five outcomes, four priorities and a work plan

The new plan sets out the govt’s priorities for the sector for the years ahead.


MBIE tourism forecasts 2019-2025: Downgrades across the board
16 May 2019   / /

MBIE tourism forecasts 2019-2025: Downgrades across the board

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.


Tuuta: Stability, continuity, evolution and change
15 May 2019   / /

Tuuta: Stability, continuity, evolution and change

Tourism NZ’s new chair on the evolution of the agency’s work.


TIA seeks $1.9m backing for tourism careers initiatives package
15 May 2019   /

TIA seeks $1.9m backing for tourism careers initiatives package

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.


Industry sets sights on $50bn by 2025
14 May 2019   /

Industry sets sights on $50bn by 2025

TIA’s refreshed growth strategy sets an ambitious new target and places greater emphasis on sustainability.


TNZ launches Visitor Profiles data and insight tool
14 May 2019   /

TNZ launches Visitor Profiles data and insight tool

Tool has been developed to support investment and product development in NZ’s $39bn tourism industry


ICCA’s 2018 global rankings – how did NZ’s events market perform?
14 May 2019  

ICCA’s 2018 global rankings – how did NZ’s events market perform?

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.


Gallery: TRENZ launch event at Te Puia
14 May 2019  

Gallery: TRENZ launch event at Te Puia

Around 1500 delegates packed into Rotorua’s Te Puia last night for an evening of networking and nibbles for the launch of 2019 TRENZ.


Wednesday Letter: The best TRENZ ever?
16 May 2018  

Wednesday Letter: The best TRENZ ever?

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 Davis break down: What the minister said at TRENZ
11 May 2018  

The Davis break down: What the minister said at TRENZ

The Ticker breaks down tourism minister Kelvin Davis’ views on the big issues in the sector.


TIA, TEC reaction to govt’s plan to implement border levy
11 May 2018  

TIA, TEC reaction to govt’s plan to implement border levy

The tourism minister has committed to implementing a border levy – TIA and TEC chiefs give their views.


Rousing end to TRENZ 2018
11 May 2018  

Rousing end to TRENZ 2018

TRENZ 2018 came to a rousing end last night as hundreds of delegates helped bring down the house at the Dunedin Town Hall.


Infrastructure “breaking point” fears as visitors top 5m by 2024
9 May 2018  

Infrastructure “breaking point” fears as visitors top 5m by 2024

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”.


TIA: OIA Bill’s “unintended consequences” for hotels
9 May 2018  

TIA: OIA Bill’s “unintended consequences” for hotels

The New Zealand tourism industry needs to transitions from being focused on creating growth to optimising value from the $36bn sector.


Air NZ ups ante in Dunedin
9 May 2018  

Air NZ ups ante in Dunedin

Air New Zealand has underlined its regional strategy of flying bigger aircraft to fewer locations by announcing additional services between Dunedin and Auckland.


England-Hall: TNZ to boost regional growth by $1bn by 2023
8 May 2018  

England-Hall: TNZ to boost regional growth by $1bn by 2023

Tourism New Zealand plans to boost to regional growth by $1bn by 2023.


Dunner stunner for Dunedin delegates
8 May 2018  

Dunner stunner for Dunedin delegates

Around 1500 industry professionals were welcomed to TRENZ at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr stadium yesterday evening.


TRENZ: 1,500 delegates rock in to Dunedin
6 May 2018  

TRENZ: 1,500 delegates rock in to Dunedin

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 2019 goes to…
6 May 2018  

TRENZ 2019 goes to…

TRENZ is to return to Rotorua next year, and will be held in Christchurch in 2020.


TIA: ‘Biggest activity afternoon ever’ for TRENZ delegates
23 Apr 2018  

TIA: ‘Biggest activity afternoon ever’ for TRENZ delegates

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.


From Glampers to Steampunk – new products on show at TRENZ 2018
9 Apr 2018  

From Glampers to Steampunk – new products on show at TRENZ 2018

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.


TRENZ 2018 lures travel buyers from all over the world
26 Mar 2018  

TRENZ 2018 lures travel buyers from all over the world

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.


Dunedin “absolutely fizzing” for TRENZ 2018
15 May 2017  

Dunedin “absolutely fizzing” for TRENZ 2018

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 to remain NZ’s visitor backbone as Chinese spend accelerates
15 May 2017  

Australia to remain NZ’s visitor backbone as Chinese spend accelerates

Australia will continue to be the backbone of New Zealand’s tourism industry despite growth from the China-led Asian markets.


Minister: $178m package for tourism infrastructure
12 May 2017  

Minister: $178m package for tourism infrastructure

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.


From “an insult” to “congratulations”, a mixed reception for $102m TIF
12 May 2017  

From “an insult” to “congratulations”, a mixed reception for $102m TIF

The government’s $102m Tourism Infrastructure Fund has earned the ire of some industry and political interests and a wholehearted welcome from others.


International visitor spend to leap 52% to $15bn by 2023
12 May 2017  

International visitor spend to leap 52% to $15bn by 2023

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.


Treaty partner for Great Walk mooted by DOC boss
12 May 2017  

Treaty partner for Great Walk mooted by DOC boss

Developing a Great Walk in partnership with iwi or in Northland are two options favoured by Department of Conservation director-general Lou Sanson.


Industry to be tapped to help deploy $102m TIF
12 May 2017  

Industry to be tapped to help deploy $102m TIF

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.


TRENZ: Infrastructure funding, DOC support top TIA election manifesto
11 May 2017  

TRENZ: Infrastructure funding, DOC support top TIA election manifesto

Infrastructure, sustainability and having a powerful tourism voice are the three guiding themes underpinning the Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s election manifesto.


The Great Journeys of New Zealand launched at TRENZ
11 May 2017  

The Great Journeys of New Zealand launched at TRENZ

Some of New Zealand’s most beloved tourism experiences have been united under one brand, The Great Journeys of New Zealand.


Entries open for NZ Tourism Awards 2017
11 May 2017  

Entries open for NZ Tourism Awards 2017

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.