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TRENZ 2015: Rotorua venue "a great decision"

Tourism New Zealand is welcoming the announcement that TRENZ 2015 will be held in Rotorua.

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Visitors hosted at Te Puia in Rotorua. Source: Fraser Clements

The rights to host New Zealand tourism's biggest annual international business event have been won by Explore Central North Island, a collective representing eight regions - The Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Eastland, Hawke's Bay, Ruapehu, Lake Taupo, Rotorua and Hamilton & Waikato.

Kevin Bowler, Chief Executive of Tourism New Zealand, believes having the event return to Rotorua in 2015 is a great decision that will lead to an unforgettable experience for buyers and exhibitors.

"It's worth remembering that Rotorua was the birthplace of tourism in New Zealand, with the Department of Tourist and Health Resorts established there in 1901.

"Today, the region remains intrinsically linked to our unique tourism offering.

"With TRENZ incorporating local activities into the schedule for delegates they will have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of New Zealand's unique history, our Maori culture, geothermal areas and of course nearby Hobbiton.  I'm sure this will enhance buyers' knowledge and enthusiasm for the region and New Zealand as a whole."

TRENZ is proudly supported by Tourism New Zealand. The event brings together about 260 New Zealand tourism operators (exhibitors) with targeted international travel and tourism buyers and media from New Zealand's key established and emerging tourism markets.