Trenz coming to Queenstown


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

According to a well-informed source, the Tourism Industry Association will announce the resort as the venue for the annual Tourism Rendezvous New Zealand (Trenz) conference tomorrow. 

About 1200 delegates, including 252 exhibitors – with 21 from Queenstown – are attending the four-day expo in Auckland this week. 

The expo, which features buyers from around the world who come to learn about and book NZ tourism products, has also been held in Christchurch and Rotorua, but in the past it’s been thought Queenstown doesn’t have a big enough venue to host it. 

There’s been speculation the Coronet Peak base building, which has capacity for about 800 people, could be considered as a venue. 

According to Mountain Scene’s source, the size of exhibition booths will be pared back to accommodate the event in Queenstown.