TRENZ 2024 will be held at Tākina Wellington Conference and Exhibition Centre from May 8 to 10 next year.
This will be the first time that Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington will host Aotearoa New Zealand’s biggest tourism trade show.
Each year, TRENZ brings hundreds of international travel buyers, sellers and media delegates together to meet with New Zealand’s leading tourism operators. Creating economic benefits for the host region, the event brings together more than 1,500 people, where delegates stay with local accommodation providers, experience local tourism attractions, and spend extended time in the region.
The format for 2024 has been remodelled to allow for more time before and after the business meetings for exploration and discovery of the capital city.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA)’s chief executive Rebecca Ingram said: “TRENZ was back with a bang in May and it’s safe to say the event is rapidly evolving and innovating.”
“We can’t wait to welcome domestic and international manuhiri (Māori for visitors) to Te Whanganui-a-Tara and for them to experience first-hand all that New Zealand’s capital city has to offer,” shared Wellington mayor Tory Whanau.
John Allen, CEO at WellingtonNZ, acknowledged the support from Wellington industry partners: “Te Papa, Wellington Airport, Interislander, Wētā Workshop and many of our hoteliers have been instrumental in helping secure TRENZ, reflecting the spirit of collaboration that Wellington is renowned for.”