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TRENZ 2013

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key released more details of the direction for the additional $158 million in tourism funding on the eve of TRENZ in Auckland. Tourism New Zealand will receive an additional $29.5m in the 2013-14 year commencing 1 July, taking our total budget to $113m.

The extra $29.5m funding will be committed across four key areas of Tourism New Zealand's business: international business events, emerging markets, high-value premium travel and the up-scaling of specific activity in core markets.

At TRENZ, Tourism New Zealand CE Kevin Bowler presented on the direction of the organisation in its new Three Year Marketing Strategy, for implementation from 1 July, following the announcement from the Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism.

Further information on the funding is available here in TNZ's release or read the Government's media releases on initiatives for International Business Events and high-value tourists and investing in new and existing markets.

The Hobbit, the digital space and market trends

During TRENZ, General Manager Brand and International PR Catherine Bates also presented on the organisation's work to leverage the international attention The Hobbit Trilogy provides NZ.

Further presentations from TNZ discussed the digital space and traditional market trends.

Organised by the Tourism Industry Association, TRENZ is New Zealand's premier tourism trade event, held this year in Auckland.

The presentations are available below for download.

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