Hundreds of meetings were held between tourism operators, regional tourism organizations and international travel buyers over the busy three day event.
Over 280 New Zealand Exhibitors were in attendance, showcasing their products to more than 300 International Buyers from over 30 markets. This year also saw 80 new products being showcased for the first time.
The famil afternoon was a popular inclusion again this year with Destination Queenstown organizing the logistics of 500 Buyers, Media and Exhibitors onto more than 43 activities on the Wednesday afternoon. Delegates were able to try a local activity and get a firsthand look at why Lonely Planet named the Southern Lakes as one of the world's top 10 regions to visit in 2012.
Initial reports indicate that TRENZ 2012 has been a great success.
TRENZ 2013 will take place on the Auckland waterfront 21-24 April. It will take advantage of new venues and infrastructure created for the Rugby World Cup 2011.
TIA manages TRENZ, which brings together about 280 New Zealand tourism operators (Exhibitors) with a similar number of invited international travel and tourism Buyers and Media from New Zealand's major tourism markets. The event directly helps to grow New Zealand's tourism industry, worth $9.7 billion in foreign exchange annually.
TRENZ is supported by Tourism New Zealand, Air New Zealand, Qantas and other industry partners.
Watch some of the Tourism New Zealand staff presentations at TRENZ here.