Kia Ora,

There are a number of marketing opportunities that are out there at the moment to attract international business to your door so I thought it might be useful to you if they are consolidated into one document.

GNZTR tradeshow in Auckland

This is a collaborative trade show for the regions along the Pacific Coast Highway and the Thermal Explorer Highway. It's target is the entire Auckland inbound industry and key agents and travel decision influencers in the city.

If you have a product you think could be marketed and sold internationally no matter how big or small you are we encouraged you to seriously consider this cost effective opportunity to get yourself in front of the inbound market. It is a perfect stepping stone if you are not ready or your budget does not allow attending TRENZ.

Hawkes Bay, Ruapehu and Taupo have successfully organized this event (then known as eXplore) in Auckland the past few years and it was through discussions with these regional tourism organizations and feedback from inbound operators that has seen the concept expanded to include Rotorua and other central North Island regions. As an indication of how it is viewed by those who have been to it in the past Taupo already has over 20 registrations to attend from within their region.

The date of the show is Wednesday 28th March. Information is attached.

Please note GNZTR members are those who have advertised in the GNZTR international product manual. Please contact James if you are unsure whether this applies to you. Ph) 351 7108


TRENZ 2012

As you should be well aware TRENZ applications are open. They close on Thursday. If you would like to talk over whether TRENZ is right for you please call James on 351 7108. All information can be found at

This very good film produced by TRENZ is a very good illustration of the benefits you could get from attending TRENZ.


Tourism New Zealand Update webinars

Tourism New Zealand regional country managers are currently running market update webinars.

On the 30th November at 4pm Tim Burgess – Australia Regional Manager will be presenting.
On the 6th of December at 8.30am Gregg Anderson – General Manager Western markets will be presenting.

Follow this link here for instruction on how to participate.


Jetstar Airways – new initiative for accommodation properties.

As you may know Jetstar has previously offered hotels on through 3rd party suppliers such as Expedia, Agoda and Ready Rooms for its customers. They have now formed a new dedicated team within Jetstar who have been recruited to build their inventory for a new online property portal that is being rolled out in the coming months.

Some of the key benefits are:

If you are interested you can click the below link to access the Jetstar supplier agreement. They are asking properties for a flat 10% commission.

Jetstar and Tourism New Zealand recently entered into a $9 million joint venture so being available to Jetstar customers is a very good idea.

More information is attached.


South East Asia Roadshow – Tourism New Zealand- 12 – 21 March 2012

Applications are open to attend the South East Asian Roadshow to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore as well as the MATTA Travel Fair (Biggest Consumer fair in market)  in Kuala Lumpur.

More information can be found here.


Greater China Mission – Tourism New Zealand – 5 – 7 March 2012

Applications are open to attend the Greater China Mission from 5 – 7 March 2012 in Shenzhen – purpose of the mission to educate a targeted audience of travel companies consisting of key wholesalers and retailers.

More information can be found here:

James Fitzgerald
International Manager

DDI: +64 7 351 7108
Mob: +64 27 674 1895

Destination Rotorua Marketing
3rd Floor Library Building, 1136 Arawa Street,
Private Bag 3007, Rotorua 3046
Ph: +64 7 348 4133