A major travel conference is being held in Christchurch this week – returning for the first time since 2006.
More than 1,500 international travel delegates and the country’s leading tourism operators will descend on the city to experience the new Ōtautahi Christchurch during the four-day TRENZ trade event.
In 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tourism industry was valued at over $39 billion to the New Zealand economy, with $1 billion spent in the Christchurch economy while still in recovery post-earthquake. In 2010 visitor expenditure in the city exceeded $1.7 billion.
“ChristchurchNZ is thrilled to welcome back TRENZ delegates to our vibrant city. For many of the delegates it will be their first experience of Christchurch. For others it will be their first time back since 2006 – they will be surprised and delighted,” says ChristchurchNZ’s Head of Tourism, Kath Low.
The event offers delegates a chance to experience the city’s attractions including the tram and gondola, the International Antarctic Centre, the Christchurch Adventure Park, a waka ride and a walking food tour exploring the city’s cultural heritage, she said.
TRENZ 2023 will be held at the Te Pae, Christchurch from 9–11 May.