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Monday , July 24 2017

Events

New seller packages for TRENZ 2017

New Zealand tourism operators wanting to sell their product internationally are invited to apply for TRENZ 2017, taking place in Auckland, 9-12 May. TRENZ is New Zealand’s annual business-to-business travel and trade event. Over four days of appointments, activities and networking functions, more than 250 New Zealand tourism businesses (Sellers) gather to showcase their products and services to more than …

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China’s Golden Week was gold for New Zealand

The tills were ringing and China’s state-backed China Travel Academy reported New Zealand experienced a 60% year-on-year increase of Chinese tourists during the first week of October, known in China as ‘Golden Week’. This month will end when a large group of affluent Chinese travel here for the inaugural New Zealand Tourism Investment Summit to be held 31 October in …

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How to manage your rates over a key event

What if there were two sporting finals happening this weekend: rates are high but the city is not full and it is Wednesday….  What should you do?  Hold or drop? First, ask yourself a few questions then do a little research: What is my financial goal over said event? Am I aiming for a revenue target or am I aiming for an …

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CINZ Outstanding Contributor Award goes to Waikato leader

Hobbiton Movie Set’s Russell Alexander has been recognised for his dedication and commitment to business tourism with the 2016 CINZ Outstanding Contributor Award. Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) chief executive Sue Sullivan presented him with the award at the association’s 40th annual conference gala dinner held at Hobbiton Movie Set in October. “As general manager of Hobbiton Movie Set …

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Top World Travel Awards for Christchurch hotels

The Brook Serene Collection of boutique hotel experiences in Christchurch, New Zealand has won three top honours at the 23rd World Travel Awards – Australasia region, presented on October 15 in Vietnam. The Residence at The George was named Australasia’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2016, and is now nominated as the World’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2016. For the 10th …

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Awards for Excellence celebrate the crème de la crème of NZ hospitality

Hospitality New Zealand has once again recognised the very best of Kiwi hospitality, at their 19th annual 2016 Awards for Excellence gala dinner, held in central Auckland. More than 450 people gathered at SkyCity for the black tie event, representing the full breadth of New Zealand’s food and beverage, and accommodation sectors – from small town pubs, to high end …

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Hospitality NZ Conference another success in Auckland

Hospitality NZ Conference 2016 was held in mid-October with more than 300 delegates attending. The conference and trade show was held at Auckland’s SkyCity Convention Centre with delegates from all over New Zealand. They came from a wide range of hospitality venues including restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, taverns, retail liquor, casinos and a wide range of short and long term …

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Conference bids result in twin win for Christchurch

Two new international conference wins will bring 900 biology and engineering experts and an estimated economic benefit of over $1.9 million to New Zealand. Christchurch will host the both the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) International Biology Symposium in 2021 and the International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) Congress in September 2020. The events, to be held …

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Cycle trail a $37m boost for regions

More than a million people used New Zealand’s Great Rides last year, generating around $37.4 million in economic benefits for local communities, according to a new report. The evaluation of the Great Rides of Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail, includes an independent cost benefit analysis showing that for every dollar attributable to construction and maintenance of the trails, …

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Golf world still talking about 2016 New Zealand Open

This year’s New Zealand Open is over but Tourism New Zealand says the golfing event is still delivering significant profile gains with international media continuing to publish articles about their time in New Zealand. The 2016 Open was held in Queenstown at The Hills and Millbrook in March. The event had the largest broadcast scope ever, with 25.8 million households …

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