Trenz comes to town


New Zealand’s biggest tourism conference will come to Queenstown in a year’s time. 

The Tourism Industry Association will today announce the resort as the venue for the annual Tourism Rendezvous NZ (Trenz) conference, a well-informed source says. 

About 1200 delegates, including 252 exhibitors – 21 from Queenstown – are attending the four-day expo in Auckland finishing tonight. The expo, which has buyers from around the world who come to learn about NZ tourism products, has also been held in Christchurch and Rotorua, but it had been thought Queens­town didn’t have a big enough venue to host it. 

There’s been speculation the Coronet Peak base building, which can hold 800 people, could be the venue.