Next year's Tourism Rendezvous New Zealand (TRENZ) will be held for the first time in Rotorua, the most popular shore excursion destination for passengers in cruise ships calling at Tauranga, from May 21-24. The location's bubbling mud pools, dramatic geysers and Maori heritage will be a major drawcard for delegates at the annual event which has been running for more than 20 years to showcase the country's new and established tourism products.
In keeping with Ports of Auckland's innovative strategy to develop year-round cruising (Seatrade Cruise Review December 2006), regional tourism organisations and operators have been asked to come up with reasons to visit New Zealand during shoulder and low seasons for the buyers at TRENZ.
TRENZ 2007 is managed by the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand in partnership with Tourism New Zealand, Air New Zealand and Qantas. Full details for buyers and sellers are available on www.trenz.co.nz.