New products at TRENZ 2017

New products at TRENZ 2017

A world first extreme adventure activity, operators taking visitors off the beaten track and an upscale hotel returning to Christchurch are among the new tourism products that will be on show at TRENZ 2017.
TRENZ, the $35 billion New Zealand tourism industry trade show, will run from 9 to 12 May, and will be attended by 370 international trade and tourism buyers and 300 Kiwi tourism operators.

Chris Roberts, chief executive of Tourism Industry Aotearoa, says TRENZ will showcase 75 diverse new products ranging from star gazing in Tekapo, to hunting and fishing safaris in Fiordland, to a Northland B&B targeting honeymooners, complete with an Italian bath, champagne and night walks for two.
Top Trail Hire & Tours will be promoting its new Ultimate Coast to Coast cycle package, says manager Ray Clarke.
‘This product takes international visitors to small New Zealand towns that don’t usually experience that sort of quality tourism. It’s giving those communities a boost and we can already see business growth in accommodation, food suppliers and cafes supporting the cycle trail.’
Adventure tourism operator AJ Hackett Bungy will be meeting with buyers to discuss the company’s ‘world first’ extreme experience at the company’s Nevis site in Queenstown. Under development with the help of a $500,000 grant from the Government’s Tourism Growth Partnership Fund, the new experience will combine height, speed and flight and promises to push thrill seekers to the limit, says sales & business development Manager Kathleen Magon.
Meanwhile, IHG will be talking to buyers about the return of the Crowne Plaza to Christchurch, which opens mid-year.

Auckland Airport will also be hosting an international travel summit immediately prior to TRENZ, the New Zealand tourism industry’s annual conference for tourism operators, travel buyers and media.
The 2017 Auckland Airport International Travel Summit will be held at the Hilton Hotel, 147 Quay Street, Auckland from 9am to 4pm on Tuesday, 9 May.
Attendance at the summit is free and online registration is open.

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