Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Auckland to host tourism extravaganza in 2017
Mumbai, May 17, 2016: TRENZ, New Zealand’s biggest annual international tourism showcase, will return to Auckland in 2017, Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) announced today.
“After two highly successful years in Rotorua, we look forward to taking TRENZ back to New Zealand’s biggest city and international gateway,” TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts says.
The announcement was made on the final day of TRENZ 2016, which has brought more than 350 influential international travel buyers and media to meet about 300 leading New Zealand tourism operators at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre this week.
TRENZ 2017 will take place on the Auckland waterfront, 9-12 May 2017.
“TRENZ is a fabulous opportunity for Auckland to showcase what it has to offer international visitors,” Mr Roberts says.
TRENZ 2017 will be hosted by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED).
ATEED Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says the city is delighted to be hosting TRENZ again.
“The benefits of hosting TRENZ can be felt for several years, with buyers having the chance to discover how much Auckland has to offer. This first-hand experience of the region helps secure Auckland’s place on their clients’ future itineraries,” he says.
TIA is currently working to secure venues and dates for TRENZ in 2018 and beyond, and is in discussions with several regions.
About TRENZ: TRENZ brings together about 300 New Zealand tourism operators (exhibitors) with targeted international travel and tourism buyers and media from New Zealand’s key established and emerging tourism markets. The event directly helps to grow New Zealand’s $30 billion tourism industry. Hosted by Destination Rotorua, TRENZ 2016 is being held at the Energy Events Centre Rotorua, 10-13 May 2016. This is the second consecutive year TRENZ has been held in Rotorua.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) manages TRENZ on behalf of the Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust. TRENZ is supported by Tourism New Zealand, Air New Zealand and other industry partners.
Tourism New Zealand markets New Zealand to the world as a visitor destination. In the year ending March 2016, over 3.25 million international visitors came to New Zealand. International tourism is one of New Zealand’s largest earners of foreign exchange, adding around NZD 11.8 billion annually to the nation’s economy. www.tourismnewzealand.com.
Visa procedure: One may forward their application to the TT office in Mumbai or Delhi, which will then be directed to the High Commission. A visitor visa for New Zealand is processed within 15 working days. www.immigration.govt.nz
Airline connections: Connecting flights to New Zealand are available on Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific and Malaysia Airlines with stop-overs in their respective hubs. New Zealand’s international gateways are Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.
Domestic services: You can fly between all New Zealand cities and most major towns using domestic air services. Air New Zealand and Jetstar are the main providers. Their services are complemented by regional airlines, charter companies and scenic flight operators.
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