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TRENZ 2019 - May 16, 2019 - ALL NEW ZEALAND, TRENZ 2019

Govt tourism strategy supports sustainable development

The new Government tourism strategy will enable a closer working relationship between government and the tourism industry, to the benefit of New Zealand and New Zealanders, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

Tourism Industry Aotearoa - May 15, 2019

Tourism industry launches careers package to attract young Kiwis

A three-year package of initiatives designed to attract New Zealanders to tourism careers has been launched today at TRENZ 2019 (15 May).

TIA, Tourism2025 - May 14, 2019 - ALL NEW ZEALAND, ROTORUA, NEW PRODUCTS, TRENZ 2019

NZ tourism industry increases focus on sustainable growth

Sustainability – of our communities, our environment, our economy and our visitors – has been placed firmly at the heart of the New Zealand tourism industry’s updated growth framework, released today at TRENZ 2019.

TRENZ - May 13, 2019 - ROTORUA, ATTRACTIONS, TRENZ 2019

More buyers, more markets, more TRENZ impact

TRENZ 2019 will begin on a high note in New Zealand’s original ‘birthplace of tourism,’ with a formal Pōwhiri at Ohinemutu and an opening function hosted at Te Puia.

Immigration New Zealand - May 13, 2019 - ALL NEW ZEALAND, TRENZ 2019

New government travel requirement for 1.5million visitors

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is introducing a new travel requirement for some visitors and transit passengers, which is expected to affect around 1.5 million travellers each year. It’s called the NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) and is required for travel from 1 October 2019.

TRENZ - May 8, 2019 - NATIONAL, TRENZ 2019

Industry encouraged to adopt Tiaki – Care for New Zealand

Tiaki – Care for New Zealand will feature heavily at TRENZ in Rotorua this year to raise awareness of the initiative and encourage industry adoption. Tiaki – Care for New Zealand encourages Kiwis and visitors alike to experience New Zealand in a way that keeps everyone safe, protects our environment, respects our culture and protects the country for future generations.

TRENZ 2019 - April 26, 2019 - ROTORUA, ACTIVITIES, NEW SELLERS

From Aotearoa’s sacred island to world-first daredevil catapult – new products at TRENZ 2019

Touring a sacred island, stargazing in the world’s darkest skies, taking on the exhilarating Nevis catapult, and controlled indoor freefalling – travel and tourism buyers arriving from around the globe can be assured that whatever kind of experience they’re after, they will be impressed by the range of new products on offer at TRENZ this year.

Alpine Adventures - April 23, 2019 - CENTRAL OTAGO, QUEENSTOWN, ADVENTURE AND OUTDOOR, NEW SELLERS

Putting the ‘local and genuine’ into premium New Zealand tourism experiences

Family-owned tourism businesses often like to emphasise their connection to the area in which they operate. But it would be hard to find a family-run business with a more genuine connection than that of Lee Saunders and Emma Chisholm, owners of Alpine Adventures and first-time participants at this year’s biggest travel and trade event TRENZ.

Silver River™ Stargazing - April 16, 2019 - MACKENZIE COUNTRY, ATTRACTIONS, NEW PRODUCTS

Silver River™ Stargazing launches Lake Tekapo’s first official astrophotography tours

Lake Tekapo has long been a destination for keen astrophotographers looking to shoot the night sky. Understanding the increase in popularity and enthusiasm for the gold-rated International Dark Sky Reserve location, Silver River™ Stargazing has created an exciting opportunity to bring astrophotography tours to the region’s locals and visiting photographers alike.

Capstone Hotels & Resorts - April 9, 2019 - ACCOMMODATION

Capstone Hotels & Resorts – A Year in review

New Zealand owned Capstone Hotels & Resorts have been busy over the last 12 months adding several new properties to their expanding portfolio as well as undertaking refurbishment works and supporting property owners to take their accommodation offerings to the next stage.

KJet Queenstown - April 9, 2019 - QUEENSTOWN, ACTIVITIES

Queenstown marina redevelopment

KJet Queenstown is excited to be involved in the redevelopment of the existing Frankton Marina into the ‘Queenstown Marina’, due for completion in mid to late 2019.

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  • Destination Rotorua

    May 21, 2019 / Rotorua, Activities, Adventure and outdoor, Environmental

    Walking backwards into the future on the Tarawera Experience

    A colourful scarred ravine streaks 17 kilometres across the peak of Mt Tarawera, a stark reminder of the 1886 eruption and the starting point for the TRENZ 2019 Tarawera tour.

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  • Hurunui Tourism

    May 20, 2019 / Christchurch / Canterbury, Activities, Adventure and outdoor, Attractions, TRENZ 2019

    Huge push to promote Hanmer Springs and Hurunui at TRENZ 2019

    Tourism businesses in the Hurunui are turning their attention to global travel buyers this year, with a record number of local operators attending New Zealand’s biggest tourism and travel trade show.

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  • Real Journeys

    May 16, 2019 / Marlborough, Environmental, Food and beverage, New products

    Real Journeys introduces innovative recyclable paper coffee cups as one of several new sustainable measures in Milford Sound

    Real Journeys will introduce innovative new recyclable coffee cups on its cruises in Milford Sound next season. The takeaway cups are made from paper that can be recycled up to six times into a moulded fibre product (like cup holders or egg cartons) here in New Zealand.

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  • Tourism Central Otago

    May 16, 2019 / Central Otago, Activities, Adventure and outdoor, Attractions, Environmental

    Wheels Start Turning on New Lake Dunstan Cycle Trail

    Construction of the Lake Dunstan Trail between Clyde and Cromwell begins on 20 May 2019 with completion of the first sections scheduled in time for summer 2019-2020. This is the fourth great ride trail in Central Otago and connects with the popular Otago Central Rail Trail and Roxburgh Gorge Trail, both of which are part of Nga Haerenga - The New Zealand Cycle Trail.

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  • Real Journeys

    May 16, 2019

    Real Journeys double celebration at TRENZ

    Real Journeys attends TRENZ following a double celebration this month; its 65th anniversary and winning the inaugural 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Award at the Qualmark awards for its Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise.

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  • Destination Rotorua

    May 16, 2019 / Rotorua, Attractions

    Rotorua’s famous love story comes to life at TRENZ

    Walking in the footsteps of Rotorua’s famous lovers Hinemoa and Tūtānekai, TRENZ media will explore sacred Mokoia Island – a place steeped in cultural history and home to endangered wildlife.

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  • TRENZ 2020

    May 16, 2019 / Christchurch / Canterbury, TRENZ 2020

    Dates announced for TRENZ 2020 in Christchurch

    As New Zealand’s biggest tourism trade show for 2019 enters its final day, Tourism Industry Aotearoa has revealed that TRENZ 2020 will be held at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, 18-21 May 2020.

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  • TRENZ 2019

    May 16, 2019 / All New Zealand, TRENZ 2019

    Govt tourism strategy supports sustainable development

    The new Government tourism strategy will enable a closer working relationship between government and the tourism industry, to the benefit of New Zealand and New Zealanders, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

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  • OGO

    May 16, 2019 / Rotorua, Attractions

    OGO buys Zorb – now rolling as one

    The Zorb journey has come full circle with the inventor buying back the company launched 25 years ago, amalgamating the OGO business to offer the world’s premier ball rolling park.

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  • Rotorua Lakes Council

    May 16, 2019

    Progress on talks to secure Central Government funding for Rotorua Museum

    Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick says discussions with senior ministers to secure Central Government funding for the strengthening and restoration of the city’s iconic museum are progressing well.

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  • Minister of Conservation

    May 16, 2019 / Mount Cook

    Visitors to Aoraki/Mt Cook exceed 1 million

    For the first time, Aoraki Mt Cook National Park’s annual visitor numbers have exceeded 1 million, says Conservation Minister Hon Eugenie Sage.

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  • Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

    May 16, 2019 / All New Zealand, TRENZ 2019

    MBIE publishes New Zealand Tourism Forecasts for 2019 – 2025

    MBIE publishes New Zealand Tourism Forecasts for 2019 – 2025. Moderate growth is forecasted for both international arrivals and spend in New Zealand across the forecast period. Key factors contributing to the overall growth forecast include strong growth in the US in the short-term, and growth in Asian markets, especially China in the longer-term.

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  • TIA

    May 15, 2019 / All New Zealand, Rotorua, Environmental, New products, TRENZ 2019

    Planting the seed of sustainability at TRENZ with Trees That Count

    Delegates at TRENZ 2019 are leaving a legacy of over 1200 native trees to benefit the New Zealand environment, as the result of a partnership with Trees That Count. A tree is being planted in each delegate’s name to commemorate their attendance at New Zealand’s biggest annual tourism and trade event.

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  • ChchNZ

    May 14, 2019 / Christchurch / Canterbury, Activities, Attractions

    Christchurch update– Hospitality and Retail

    Christchurch continues to bolster its hospitality and retail offering with the opening of various central city precincts and centres. As more developments come online, visitors can expect a smorgasbord of shops and eateries, creating a central city unparalleled in its freshness and diversity.

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  • Tourism Industry Aotearoa

    May 15, 2019

    Tourism industry launches careers package to attract young Kiwis

    A three-year package of initiatives designed to attract New Zealanders to tourism careers has been launched today at TRENZ 2019 (15 May).

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  • Destination Rotorua

    May 15, 2019 / Rotorua, Food and beverage, TRENZ 2019

    Experience kai (food) the Rotorua way at TRENZ

    Elevating TRENZ cuisine with experiential elements and sharing the stories and history behind the flavours, will give TRENZ delegates a deeper understanding of Rotorua this week.

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  • INFLITE

    May 14, 2019 / All New Zealand, Activities, Adventure and outdoor

    INFLITE expands skydive & scenic flight operations

    INFLITE, one of New Zealand’s leading aviation tourism companies, has greatly expanded its skydive operations today announcing the acquisition of Skydive Abel Tasman and in September, the opening of Skydive Mt Cook. Nelson Tasman Air also joins INFLITE, adding to its scenic flight experiences throughout New Zealand.

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  • TIA, Tourism2025

    May 14, 2019 / All New Zealand, Rotorua, New products, TRENZ 2019

    NZ tourism industry increases focus on sustainable growth

    Sustainability – of our communities, our environment, our economy and our visitors – has been placed firmly at the heart of the New Zealand tourism industry’s updated growth framework, released today at TRENZ 2019.

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  • TRENZ

    May 13, 2019 / Rotorua, Attractions, TRENZ 2019

    More buyers, more markets, more TRENZ impact

    TRENZ 2019 will begin on a high note in New Zealand’s original ‘birthplace of tourism,’ with a formal Pōwhiri at Ohinemutu and an opening function hosted at Te Puia.

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  • Tranzit Group, Hammonds Wellington Tours

    May 13, 2019 / Wairarapa, Attractions, Environmental, TRENZ 2019

    Tranzit’s new Dark Sky Tours offer unique experiences for visitors to Wairarapa

    With Wairarapa set to become an internationally recognised Dark Sky Reserve in New Zealand - one of only a handful in the world - Tranzit Group is creating a suite of group tours that will provide visitors with a unique experience.

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  • Immigration New Zealand

    May 13, 2019 / All New Zealand, TRENZ 2019

    New government travel requirement for 1.5million visitors

    Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is introducing a new travel requirement for some visitors and transit passengers, which is expected to affect around 1.5 million travellers each year. It’s called the NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) and is required for travel from 1 October 2019.

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  • Hamilton and Waikato Tourism

    May 10, 2019 / Hamilton / Waikato, Adventure and outdoor, Attractions, Environmental, New products

    The Mighty Waikato on show at TRENZ

    New boutique accommodation, gourmet dining options for group travel and wildlife experiences are just some of the new Waikato products being showcased to the world at our country’s largest tourism trade expo.

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  • ChristchurchNZ

    May 11, 2019 / Christchurch / Canterbury, Activities, Adventure and outdoor, Attractions, Environmental

    Christchurch region – so much to offer

    Canterbury is home to a diverse people, a varied landscape and a range of experiences unparalleled in Aotearoa. It is a region of exploration, a basecamp from which to launch South Island adventures.

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  • Edgewater-Lake Wanaka

    May 12, 2019 / Wanaka, Accommodation

    New General Manager for leading Wanaka Hotel

    The Board of Edgewater-Lake Wanaka has appointed a new General Manager. Catherine Bone will start on 21 May 2019.

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  • TRENZ 2019

    May 12, 2019 / Rotorua, TRENZ 2019

    Light and sound experience for TRENZ delegates in Rotorua

    A striking light installation and soundscape is on display in Rotorua during TRENZ. From 5pm each day Pou Rama (Light Posts) will be lit from within, inviting people to walk through the artwork and enjoy the accompanying sound track.

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  • Dive! Tutukaka

    May 12, 2019 / Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Adventure and outdoor, Attractions

    Dive! Tutukaka celebrates twenty years in business

    New Zealand's largest diver charter operator has recently celebrated its twentieth year of taking visitors to the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve.

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  • GCH Aviation Group, Kaikōura Helicopters

    May 10, 2019 / All New Zealand, Kaikoura, Activities, Adventure and outdoor, New products, Services, Tours and transport

    GCH Aviation Group expands tourism portfolio with purchase of Kaikōura Helicopters

    GCH Aviation is boosting its investment in tourism infrastructure by buying Kaikōura Helicopters.

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  • TIA

    May 9, 2019 / Rotorua, Environmental, TRENZ 2019

    Focus on sustainability at TRENZ 2019

    From trapping rats and possums to delegate bags made from recyclable and washable paper and donating left-over food to local charities, this year’s TRENZ in Rotorua will be the greenest ever.

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  • ChristchurchNZ

    May 9, 2019 / Christchurch / Canterbury, Accommodation, Attractions

    Christchurch update on infrastructure

    Bringing visitors into Christchurch, having sufficient accommodation and hospitality offerings, and enabling efficient transport once they are here remain a focus for city authorities.

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  • Go Rentals, Road Guru

    May 9, 2019 / All New Zealand, New products, Tours and transport

    New seamless one-stop-shop for guided tours

    Innovative tourism company, Road GURU, has partnered with award winning GO Rentals to provide agents with a seamless, new, professional Vehicle + Driver Guide service in one easy booking.

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  • Swiss-Belhotel International

    May 8, 2019 / Auckland, Queenstown, Accommodation

    Swiss-Belhotel International announces presence at TRENZ 2019

    Swiss-Belsuites will be showcasing its unique properties located in Auckland and Queenstown, offering luxury suites like no other. This marks the first year the company has had a presence at TRENZ.

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  • Southern Discoveries

    May 8, 2019 / Fiordland, Services

    A decade of conservation milestones

    A conservation project dedicated to Milford Sound’s Sinbad Gully is about to celebrate 10 years of preserving native wildlife one of New Zealand’s most special places, Sinbad Gully.

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  • TRENZ

    May 8, 2019 / National, TRENZ 2019

    Industry encouraged to adopt Tiaki – Care for New Zealand

    Tiaki – Care for New Zealand will feature heavily at TRENZ in Rotorua this year to raise awareness of the initiative and encourage industry adoption. Tiaki – Care for New Zealand encourages Kiwis and visitors alike to experience New Zealand in a way that keeps everyone safe, protects our environment, respects our culture and protects the country for future generations.

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  • TRENZ 2019

    April 26, 2019 / Rotorua, Activities, New Sellers

    From Aotearoa’s sacred island to world-first daredevil catapult – new products at TRENZ 2019

    Touring a sacred island, stargazing in the world’s darkest skies, taking on the exhilarating Nevis catapult, and controlled indoor freefalling – travel and tourism buyers arriving from around the globe can be assured that whatever kind of experience they’re after, they will be impressed by the range of new products on offer at TRENZ this year.

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  • Bolton Hotel

    April 23, 2019 / Wellington, Accommodation

    A Taste of Independence

    2019 sees an exciting and delicious new offering from Wellington’s Bolton Hotel with a complete overhaul of their minibar. Local brands from the Wellington region feature heavily in the hotel’s new, more luxurious, offering, including Ata Rangi wine from the Martinborough Terrace, all-natural soft drinks from Six Barrel Soda based in Wellington’s Luke’s Lane.

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  • Alpine Adventures

    April 23, 2019 / Central Otago, Queenstown, Adventure and outdoor, New Sellers

    Putting the ‘local and genuine’ into premium New Zealand tourism experiences

    Family-owned tourism businesses often like to emphasise their connection to the area in which they operate. But it would be hard to find a family-run business with a more genuine connection than that of Lee Saunders and Emma Chisholm, owners of Alpine Adventures and first-time participants at this year’s biggest travel and trade event TRENZ.

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  • Silver River™ Stargazing

    April 16, 2019 / Mackenzie Country, Attractions, New products

    Silver River™ Stargazing launches Lake Tekapo’s first official astrophotography tours

    Lake Tekapo has long been a destination for keen astrophotographers looking to shoot the night sky. Understanding the increase in popularity and enthusiasm for the gold-rated International Dark Sky Reserve location, Silver River™ Stargazing has created an exciting opportunity to bring astrophotography tours to the region’s locals and visiting photographers alike.

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  • James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

    April 15, 2019 / Wellington, Accommodation

    Multi million dollar refurbishment

    James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor’s multi million dollar accommodation refurbishment update Wellington’s iconic James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor’s multimillion refurbishment is running to schedule, with the Club Rooms and Lounge due to open in late June 2019, followed by Executive Rooms in July 2019.

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  • Capstone Hotels & Resorts

    April 9, 2019 / Accommodation

    Capstone Hotels & Resorts – A Year in review

    New Zealand owned Capstone Hotels & Resorts have been busy over the last 12 months adding several new properties to their expanding portfolio as well as undertaking refurbishment works and supporting property owners to take their accommodation offerings to the next stage.

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  • KJet Queenstown

    April 9, 2019 / Queenstown, Activities

    Queenstown marina redevelopment

    KJet Queenstown is excited to be involved in the redevelopment of the existing Frankton Marina into the ‘Queenstown Marina’, due for completion in mid to late 2019.

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  • TRENZ

    April 9, 2019 / TRENZ 2019

    TRENZ 2019 attracts world’s travel and tourism buyers

    New Zealand’s continuing popularity as a visitor destination is fuelling demand from overseas travel and tourism marketers wanting to come to TRENZ 2019, our $39.1 billion tourism industry’s most important annual business event.

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