14 Indian trade partners attend NZ’s TRENZ 2023
Aotearoa New Zealand’s most significant international business-to-business travel and trade event – TRENZ – recently concluded in Ōtautahi Christchurch with participation from 1,500 delegates.
During four days of appointments, presentations, activities and networking functions, over 300 New Zealand tourism businesses showcased their products and services to more than 330 high quality international Buyers from 25 markets including India.
This year, 14 Indian travel trade partners attended TRENZ where they got an understanding of the diverse range of New Zealand tourism products on offer – everything from regional tourism offices to hotels, attractions and inbound tour operators. Indian travel trade partners like MakeMyTrip, Thomas Cook, Veena World, SOTC, Holidays and Beyond, Flag Holidays, The Travel Temple, Pristine Travels, Flamingo Travels, Ourania Travels, Travel Ties, Parul Tours, Urvi Tours and Vayu Seva attended the 3-day trade event.
Organised by Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA), 44 New Zealand tourism businesses also attended TRENZ as first-time sellers at TRENZ 2023.
“With TRENZ able to be held in person this year, and a ramping up of our online TRENZConnect online showcase, international buyers will be able to develop and renew relationships with top quality Aotearoa New Zealand tourism operators. We have 40 new sellers and new products to showcase this year. TRENZ 2023 offers an engaged industry, ready to welcome the world back to Aotearoa, do business, and share what’s special and unique about our country,” said Rebecca Ingram, Chief Executive, TIA.
“TRENZ is a bridge that connects the world with the incredible and holistic tourism offerings of New Zealand. Its significance lies in fostering invaluable partnerships, and when combined with the passion & commitment of our Indian travel trade partners, it becomes a catalyst for promoting New Zealand in new and innovative ways,” said Gregg Wafelbakker – General Manager, Asia, Tourism New Zealand.