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.