May 27, 2011

Kia Ora !*FIRSTNAME*!,

Put this important date in your diary now: 

Industry Forum: WED 8 JUNE, 1-5pm at Holiday Inn Hotel

It’s been a busy few months and much has happened recently that makes the notion of a Rotorua tourism industry get-together something that would be well timed about now. 

In collaboration with Maori in Tourism Rotorua, and as promised by the Rotorua Tourism Committee, we’ve developed an update we think you will find stimulating and informative, including an opening presentation from Todd McClay outlining the government’s tourism perspective.  See below for the full programme.

As you’ll have seen from recent communications, there’s a lot going on and being planned, so it’s important for us to get your feedback as we get you across it.  There’ll also be more details of how you can be involved in some of the exciting projects in the pipeline.

And of course it’s also a long-overdue opportunity to catch-up with colleagues over some networking drinks afterwards as well.

Please register your attendance to Samantha Luther by clicking here:  , or call her on 07 351 7100. Responses required by 12 noon on Friday 3 June.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tania Bui
Acting General Manager
Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing

Mereheni Meads
Tourism Support Services Manager
Maori in Tourism Rotorua



Welcoming refreshments


Opening Karakia


National Perspectives Relative to Rotorua

Hon. Todd McClay, MP
Update on government tourism focus and issues being considered

Tim Cossar
Chief Executive, Tourism Industry Association (TIA)
Update on industry-wide issues and TIA election manifesto

Stewart Brown
CIN Regional General Manager, Inbound Tour Operators Council
Update on inbound sector issues

George White
Chief Executive, Rotorua International Airport Limited (RIAL)
Update on Rotorua International Airport, Trans-Tasman and GNZTR

Elizabeth Valentine
Chief Executive, Aviation, Tourism and Travel Training Organisation (ATTTO)


Afternoon Tea


Rugby World Cup 2011

Peter McLeod
General Manager, Events and Venues, Rotorua District Council
Overview of Rotorua’s RWC plans and activities

Open Panel
Including Martin Croft, Renee Nathan, Sandra Kai-Fong, Nick Delamore


Destination Rotorua Marketing

Gina George
Research Co-ordinator
General update across DRM activity

Tania Bui
Acting General Manager
Update on business plan and #1 Queen Street


125th Anniversary of Mt Tarawera Eruption

Ken Raureti
Chairman, Ruawahia 2B
Update on Mt Tarawera and plans for open weekend


Closing Karakia


Tourism Industry Networking

Cocktail reception and open bar


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