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Key events for NZ tourism in 2019

Posted on 15/01/2019 by

If you’re interested in attending any of the major trade shows or conferences for NZ tourism in 2019, it’s a good idea to mark the dates in your diary.

Happy 2019, everyone!

This year is expected to be another big one for the New Zealand tourism industry, with lots of important events on the horizon.

Here are some key industry events to add to your calendar.

China-NZ Year of Tourism

2019 is the China-NZ Year of Tourism, an initiative created to further strengthen the ties between New Zealand and China and encourage more tourism in both countries. There are several China-NZ events happening throughout the year; check out the China-NZ calendar to find an event near you.

TRENZ 2019

TRENZ is back for another year in 2019. This event is New Zealand’s biggest international annual tourism showcase, attracting hundreds of international travel sellers each year. It will be held at Rotorua’s Energy Events Centre from 13 to 16 May.

i-SITE Conference 2019

Located all throughout New Zealand, i-SITEs are a key part of the tourism industry. They provide information and assistance to travellers (both domestic and international) and help to make everyone’s travels more enjoyable. A lot of ITC graduates go on to work at an i-SITE, especially in their first year after finishing study. You can find out more about the conference here.

New Zealand Tourism Awards 2019

A chance to celebrate the best in the business, the New Zealand Tourism Awards are scheduled for September 2019. This event is always a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the industry’s greatest achievements and celebrate newcomers. Award submissions typically open a few months out from the event date.

2019 New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference

Coming to Cordis in June 2019, this conference plans to reflect on challenges and opportunities within the hotel industry. It will feature international speakers, networking and business opportunities, a trade exhibition, a gala dinner, and the presentation of the New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards.

These are just some of the biggest industry events scheduled for 2019, where plenty of robust discussion will take place to continue moving the industry in the right direction. We look forward to attending some of these events or watching them unfold from the sidelines.

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