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Sunday , May 28 2017

Events

Hotel sector gears up for big July with conferences and awards

The hotel sector is gearing up for a big July, with the annual New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference on in Auckland 19-20 July, culminating with a gala Awards dinner. Conference registrations and entries for the prestigious New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards 2017 are open. The conference, the largest and most important annual event dedicated to New Zealand’s hotel sector, has …

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Christchurch: new hotels for fresh 21st century city

The Christchurch Centre features the flowing Otakaro river. Photo CMG Studios

Christchurch is a city of ribbon-cutting, as New Zealand’s oldest city becomes its newest, five years into a NZD40 billion regeneration programme. Christchurch and Canterbury Convention Bureau (CCCB) manager Caroline Blanchfield says new venues, shops, restaurants, restored heritage and generous green spaces are opening every month to reveal a fascinating 21st century city. “We are unveiling an impressive new built environment …

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Secrets to successful functions

Wedding function

Hosting a successful function for business or pleasure; whether it’s a laid-back get-together or a formal wedding, the experience is all about the food. How is it presented? How does it look? How does it smell? How good does it taste? Do you want your guests to feel welcomed and relaxed, or stimulated and engaged? Either way, you will always …

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New Zealand culture, connection and new infrastructure on show

traditional hongi greeting

New Zealand’s latest infrastructure and its special cultural approach to business events will be on show to the international industry in Melbourne this month. Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) is exhibiting on a new, larger stand with Tourism New Zealand and 14 partners at the 25th Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) on February 21 and 22.  They will be …

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Valentine’s Day less than two weeks away

Valentines Day hotel scene

For hotel directors of sales and marketing, Valentine’s Day is less about romance or showing one’s affection and more about delivering some semblance of occupancy during the traditionally lower-revenue tail-end of summer months (outside of the school holidays). Most plans are ideated and drawn out in broad strokes in late fall or prior to the holiday season, with tactical execution beginning in earnest …

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Grand Millennium Auckland launched with a bang

Grand Millennium hotel

A spectacular event for 300 guests marked the official launch of Grand Millennium Auckland to the New Zealand market. Millennium Hotel and Resorts unveiled New Zealand’s largest hotel as the country’s first Grand Millennium hotel. Paul Gallop, general manager says Grand Millennium Auckland joins eight other international Grand Millennium Hotels around the world to become a significant part of Millennium Hotels …

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