NZ’s premier tourism trade event returns to Queenstown

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New Zealand’s largest tourism trade show is returning to Queenstown next year.

Trenz – Tourism Industry Rendezvous – was held for the first time in Queenstown in May, attracting about 900 people, including 562 delegates, and was acclaimed as a huge success.

“Queenstown performed strongly as a location for Trenz, providing us with fantastic new opportunities to showcase both the region and NZ’s top tourism operators to our international delegates,” Tourism Industry Association chairman Norm Thompson says.

“Work has already started to ensure we will make Trenz 2012 even better, with improvements and innovations that will add real value for both international travel buyers and NZ tourism operators.”

Ninety-nine per cent of buyers and exhibitors said their attendance was very successful or successful.

A “famil afternoon”, where Trenz delegates spent an afternoon enjoying local tourism activities – introduced this year for the first time – will be repeated next year.

Next year’s Trenz will start on May 7.