Tourism industry

Keep up to date with the latest tourism industry news, events and activities happening in the West Coast region.

Latest industry news


Upcoming and current marketing campaigns for Tourism Industry operators

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TRENZ Connect

TRENZ Connect - connecting NZ's Tourism with our International Marketplace

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NZ Market overview & insights

Infographics from Tourism New Zealand, including information of the international appeal of New Zealand as a destination.

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Working with Inbound

The tools to help you understand why this relationship is vital to your business.

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April 1, 2022

West Coast Regional Events Fund

Supporting existing events to continue to operate or supporting new events to form.

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Upcoming Industry Events

May 25, 2022


Updating international market-ready New Zealand tourism operators on how they can prepare for the return of international visitors.

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June 7, 2022

Anthony Harper: The AH Workplace Webinar Series

A fantastic opportunity to join Anthony Harper’s Webinar Series about employment and health and safety over the coming months. The first of the series includes Tourism Export Council of NZ’s CEO Lynda Keene.

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June 15, 2022

Meetings 2022

Two days to connect face-to-face with qualified buyers, to create business opportunities and share knowledge with other industry professionals.

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July 24, 2022

Kiwi Link North America 2022

Kiwi Link North America 2022 will be the first major in-person Tourism New Zealand trade event in North America since the start of the pandemic.

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Aug. 1, 2022

Kiwi Link UK/Europe 2022

The trade landscape in UK/Europe remains integral to New Zealand tourism’s recovery, and enabling tour operators to fill our 22/23 season.

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TECNZ Conference 2022 - Nelson

The TECNZ Annual Tourism Conference brings together Inbound Tour Operators (ITOs) and leading tourism businesses from around New Zealand to discuss key issues affecting international tourism and this year, the return of long-haul international visitors to NZ.

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Aug. 29, 2022

Kiwi Link Asia 2022

Tourism New Zealand event held in Singapore 29-31 August 2022. Kiwi Link Asia 2022 will be the first major in-person Tourism New Zealand trade event in Asia since the start of the pandemic.

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Nov. 9, 2022

Tourism Industry Aotearoa - New Zealand Tourism Awards 2022

Showcasing and celebrating the success of our Tourism industry.

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Nov. 10, 2022

Tourism Industry Aotearoa - Tourism Summit Aotearoa 2022

Join industry leaders and influencers for a full-day event that will bring innovative ideas and people together to unpack challenges, seek solutions and recognise successes.

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Other useful resources

For any enquiries or assistance, please contact:

Development West Coast (DWC) Tourism and Destination Management team

0800 768 0140

Development West Coast is a member of The Tourism Export Council New Zealand (TECNZ)