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Working with the trade

Tourism New Zealand arranges and participates in a number of trade shows and events each year.

These include:

  • Tourism New Zealand Kiwi Link events (aimed at training product managers)
  • Tourism New Zealand frontline training events (aimed at training travel agents)
  • Tourism New Zealand Roadshows
  • Major trade shows
  • Consumer expos

If you are ready to take your business offshore we encourage you to register for these events. There is a fee for participating and operators are required to cover the costs of their travel expenses and accommodation. Tourism New Zealand will provide full support before and during the visit, making all event arrangements and ensuring you have the opportunity to build relationships with key travel trade representatives in market.

Please note, to be eligible to participate in Tourism New Zealand events, you must be Qualmark endorsed and have participated in at least one TRENZ.

You can find all the latest events in the events calendar, along with full selection and participation criteria for Tourism New Zealand events.

TRENZ

TRENZ is New Zealand’s biggest annual business-to-business travel and trade event. It is managed by the Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA), with the support of Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand.

Over the four days of appointments, activities and networking functions, more than 1500 delegates gather to connect, do business and gain fresh media stories.

Over 1100 New Zealand tourism industry leaders and professionals, and top government representatives, meet to showcase their products and services to over 380 International and New Zealand Buyers. With ample opportunities to connect, network and secure contracts, the event has been a huge driver of tourism business since its conception.

TRENZ is an excellent way to get to know the offshore travel trade, educate them about your product and build business relationships, as well as to network with hundreds of other operators and people from the New Zealand tourism industry.

You should participate in at least one TRENZ before considering travelling offshore with Tourism New Zealand. Identify the markets you are thinking of operating in and focus on obtaining appointments with buyers and agents from these markets.

Find out more on the TRENZ website.