Dunedin to host major tourism conference

The Dunedin display at the Trenz conference in Auckland today. Photo: Sophie Barker
The Dunedin display at the Trenz conference in Auckland today. Photo: Sophie Barker
Dunedin is set to host New Zealand's largest international tourism conference next year, in what Mayor Dave Cull describes as a ''major coup'' for the city.
Dave Cull
Dave Cull

Tourism Industry Aotearoa this morning announced Dunedin as the next host city for Trenz, the first time the event has been held here.

The event will bring up to 1200 international travel and tourism buyers, media and New Zealand tourism operators to Dunedin over four days.

The buyers meet local tourism operators to do business.

TIA chief executive Chris Roberts said on the final day of the 2017 event in Auckland it would be one of the largest events for the city in the last decade.

Dunedin attracted the event in partnership with Southland and Waitaki,making the lower South the host region.

Mr Cull said as well as the direct economic benefit of hosting such a large event, it was ''a fantastic opportunity to showcase our world class tourism offerings to key global travel, trade and media influencers and allow them to experience all of it first-hand''.

Comments

Well Done Cull, hope you did the maths and for the sake of Dunedin I hope it works out. Or is this to expedite your plan to turn Dunedin in to your village? I hope you understand that if people can't stay in suitable accommodation they will bag Dunedin world wide, don't be remembered as the Mayor who had one job, just one job.

 

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