René de Monchy
This year kicks off a huge year for New Zealand hosting world class sporting events that will attract tens of thousands of international visitors to New Zealand.
The Prime Ministers announcement that New Zealand had secured the largest incentive group to ever visit New Zealand was the perfect end to what has been a massive month for the business events team at Tourism New Zealand.
As we kick off another big year of activity we have had a close look at our offshore trade events to ensure we are focusing our spend in the right places and at the right times. As a result some changes are being made this year which will impact on those of you who are planning to take part in our offshore events programme.