Destination Rotorua shoots for Big Gun travel tourism buyers

April 12, 2016
Destination Rotorua shoots for Big Gun travel tourism buyers

In the biggest event of its kind, Rotorua will host 600 TRENZ delegates, including hundreds of the worlds most influential travel and tourism buyers, to an afternoon of activities, ranging from exhilarating mountain biking to a rejuvenating spa.

TRENZ is the $30 billion tourism industrys premier international trade show. The 2016 event (10-13 May) is being hosted by Destination Rotorua and will be attended by 350 international tourism and travel buyers and representatives from around 300 of the countrys leading tourism operators.

On Thursday afternoon, 12 May, hundreds of TRENZ delegates will take a break from their business meetings to experience first-hand some of the world-class visitor activities on offer in Rotorua, Chris Roberts, Chief Executive of the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) which manages TRENZ said.

They will discover a part of the country that has something for every type of visitor from authentic cultural experiences, adventure, and spas to geothermal, eco-tourism and luxury, always infused with warm hospitality.

This time away from scheduled TRENZ meetings is also an opportunity for delegates to network informally, make new contacts and potentially identify new business opportunities.

Destination Rotorua General Manager Oscar Nathan says the activity afternoon features around 30 different options and will showcase the diverse range of world-class activities Rotorua offers international travellers, along with some of the innovative new products that have come on stream recently.

Activities range from plunging down the worlds highest commercially rafted waterfall to a wine-matching session and an exploration of a living Maori village.

Delegates keen to get close to the natural wonders of the region can walk amongst the Redwoods high above the forest floor, fly over an active volcano or tour an otherworldly geothermal field.

Oscar Nathan says TRENZ and the activity afternoon are a valuable opportunity to highlight to influential international travel and tourism buyers why Rotorua is New Zealands coolest hotspot.

About TRENZ www.trenz.co.nz

TRENZ brings together about 300 New Zealand tourism operators (exhibitors) with targeted international travel and tourism buyers and media from New Zealands key established and emerging tourism markets. The event directly helps to grow New Zealands $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.

The Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (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.