Tourism's Future Focus to be Unpacked at Key Industry Forum – Hotel Magazine


Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) and Auckland Airport have collaborated to hold the Auckland Airport Tourism Forum at TRENZ, New Zealand’s most prestigious tourism tradeshow.

The forum has been integrated into the TRENZ programme with the purpose to bring tourism industry leaders and professionals together and aims to offer a fresh viewpoint and insight into the industry, whilst still achieving an inspiring conversation.

Auckland Airport chief executive, Carrie Hurihanganui said that integrating the forum into the main programme will give the opportunity for TRENZ sellers and media attendees to hear from a panel of both international and local speakers, and a chance to make relations with industry counterparts.

“With New Zealand well and truly reconnected with the world, we’re wanting to set the scene for our tourism future in a way that makes it possible for people working at all levels of the industry to get the message first-hand,” said Hurihanganui.

“We’re aiming to deliver an uplifting afternoon, with a bit of interactivity and networking thrown in, as we look at the industry’s path forward and how organisations like Auckland Airport and its industry partners are working to support and grow New Zealand’s tourism industry.”

Tourism Industry Aotearoa chief executive Rebecca Ingram said that having the vision of changing dynamics in the aviation industry in particular will have critical effects on the long-term viability of tourism planning.

“Holding the Forum as part of the TRENZ programme means TRENZ delegates will be able to hear first-hand, in an engaging format, the latest on what’s shaping our industry.”

The forum will also include an aviation market update from Auckland Airport chief customer officer, Scott Tasker, as well as guest speaker  Dan Te Whenua Walker, who will discuss indigenous value-led businesses.

The TRENZ tradeshow will take place on Wednesday 10th May, in Christchurch.

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