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Clear objectives key at hotel training event

The value of having clear goals and objectives from training was clearly illustrated during a recent TMS Workshop with the business events team from Millennium Hotels and Resorts New Zealand. Facilitated by Tourism Marketing Solutions’ Tania Adolphe and Sarah Hillman, the workshop was used to ‘anchor’ two days of brainstorming, discussion around internal procedures and… Read More »Clear objectives key at hotel training event

High praise for Novotel Christchurch Airport

Novotel Christchurch Airport has received high praise for its hosting of the recent South Island WoodWorks 2023 Conference. Organised by Innovatek Limited, the two-day event saw multiple trade displays held in the Tekapo Room with the adjacent Manapouri Room set up for plenary sessions  for 160 delegates.    “As event managers with over 30 years’ experience, we’ve run over… Read More »High praise for Novotel Christchurch Airport

Napier Conferences & Events at association event; new face

The Napier Conferences and Events team was back to business at the recent AssociationX trade show in Wellington. It was a great opportunity for events manager Donna Ransfield to network with industry professionals and showcase Hawke’s Bay’s offerings as a top conference and event destination. In other news, there’s a new face at the organisation. Hayden Henderson brings… Read More »Napier Conferences & Events at association event; new face

Limited time offer at Sudima Queenstown Five Mile

The new Sudima Queenstown Five Mile has a tempting special offer for residential conferences booked by 30 June 2023. Every 10th room is free when you book nine rooms, plus, on conference day a complimentary drink per person will served with a selection of shared nibbles. The new hotel offers flexible spaces with an array of options to consider.  The Carrington… Read More »Limited time offer at Sudima Queenstown Five Mile

Auckland’s Viaduct Events Centre is ready for business

Boasting 6,000m² (65,000 sq ft) floor space that spans three levels and with six separate rooms, this versatile venue is ideal for a range of events, including cocktail functions, trade shows and smaller exhibitions, gala dinners and conferences.  The building has been designed to make the most of its impressive Wynyard Quarter waterfront location with easy access to… Read More »Auckland’s Viaduct Events Centre is ready for business

Bay of Plenty out and about at events

The team at Tourism Bay of Plenty have been busy actively promoting the region and its beautiful venues and suppliers at various trade shows and conferences recently with more events coming up. Our travel trade team was joined by a dozen trade-ready tourism operators at the eXplore and TRENZ travel trade shows. These events provide an… Read More »Bay of Plenty out and about at events

Wai Ariki set to shift the dial for Rotorua

Rotorua Mayor Tania Tapsell has had an inside look at the city’s new Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa, nestled into the newly re-developed lakefront. With just a few weeks to completion, Wai Ariki combines the region’s healing geothermal waters with the centuries-old legacy of Ngāti Whakaue culture, healing practices and manaakitanga (caring hospitality) to offer an… Read More »Wai Ariki set to shift the dial for Rotorua

Kaikōura operators at the recent TMS:Workshop

Training to future proof NZ’s regions

As New Zealand’s business events sector (and tourism in general) enters a new phase of post pandemic development, it is important that people receive training that suits their level of experience in the industry. “With all of the challenges around attracting and retaining staff, training and education have taken on even more importance,” says Tania… Read More »Training to future proof NZ’s regions

Coco Cabana has a fun vibe and great food that delegates will love

Introducing Ramada Suites by Wyndham Queenstown Central

Planners looking at Queenstown for their next meeting should consider Ramada Suites by Wyndham Queenstown Central. As the name suggests, the hotel is located close to the action downtown, and is the company’s flagship property in New Zealand. Sixty hotel rooms and 62 fully self contained studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments suit a range of markets… Read More »Introducing Ramada Suites by Wyndham Queenstown Central