Monday, October 23, 2017
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

TRENZ: 1,200 delegates descend on Auckland

TRENZ 2017 begins in earnest today with around 1200 international and New Zealand delegates in Auckland to attend the annual event.

TRENZ: $20m from Air NZ, Tourism NZ for seasonal dispersal

Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand today committed to a marketing partnership worth up to $20 million this year, to promote New Zealand's off-peak periods.

TRENZ: Products and partnerships on display

Operators are seizing the opportunity to showcase their new products and partnerships to more than 370 buyers at TRENZ this week.

Tourism businesses star for economy

On the eve of TRENZ, the country’s largest tourism conference, the latest industry data has shown that businesses in the tourism industry are outperforming the SME average on every key measure.

British buyers shrug off Brexit to target TRENZ

UK-based buyers have shrugged off the uncertainty surrounding Brexit as New Zealand maintains its pre-eminent place in British tourist plans.

TRENZ: US buyers hunt higher-value, authentic experiences

US buyers attending TRENZ next week are seeking a mix of increasingly higher-value experiences to meet growing demand from the North American market.

TRENZ: Auckland to host tourism activity extravaganza

Auckland will host hundreds of influential international tourism representatives next week to an afternoon of exciting activities, ranging from a face to face encounter with a shark to an afternoon of decadence at a local hotel.

The Ticker at TRENZ 2017

Follow our special coverage from TRENZ next week on www.tourismticker.com as well as Twitter, facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram as we bring you the latest news and insight from Auckland.

TRENZ: Aussie buyers seek quirky, regional product

In the first in a series of articles in the lead-up to TRENZ, the Ticker talks to international buyers attending the conference and asks what they're looking for and why.

TRENZ: Buyers from 29 countries heading to Auckland

Tourism New Zealand will be out in full force at TRENZ next week supporting the tourism industry’s most important international event of the year.

TRENZ: New products set to wow

A world first extreme adventure activity, operators taking visitors off the beaten track and an upscale hotel returning to Christchurch are amongst the new tourism products that will be on show at TRENZ 2017.

International tourism buyers eager for TRENZ 2017

New Zealand’s continuing popularity as a visitor destination is fuelling demand for international travel and tourism buyers wanting to come to TRENZ 2017.
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