TRENZ set for comeback in 2023

New Zealand's most significant international tourism trade event returns for the first time since 2019.

After four years, New Zealand’s most significant international tourism trade event, TRENZ, will return in 2023, with registrations now open

Set to take place at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre from 8-11 May 2023, the four-day event will mark the first full TRENZ to be held since 2019 and the first in Christchurch since 2006.

International buyers will meet with New Zealand’s leading tourism operators to negotiate business for upcoming seasons and hear from industry leaders about the shape of the country’s tourism industry and its plans to build a high value tourism industry.

Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) chief executive Rebecca Ingram said was an opportunity for the country’s tourism industry to show how it has evolved and reorientated over recent years.

“Increasingly, our visitors have expectations that our industry will be acting sustainably, and we expect to see a lot of interest from international Buyers in our many sustainable tourism offerings,” Ingram said.

ChristchurchNZ acting general manager destination and attraction, Tracey Wilson, said TRENZ would welcome the largest contingent of international travel Buyers seen in New Zealand in many years.

“They are going to experience our revitalised beautiful city and a spectacular range of hotel accommodation, from boutique to global brands together with our stunning range of visitor experiences,” Wilson said.

It is expected the event will generate $174 of economic impact a minute for the four days that the event is in Christchurch, with ongoing benefits to the city and New Zealand’s tourism industry.

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