Introducing the Auckland Airport New Zealand Tourism Forum

This will be the 7th year that the team at Auckland Airport have hosted travel and tourism industry leaders from throughout New Zealand. Annually, we share new market research, updates on aviation and visitor source markets and invite industry leaders to share their knowledge with the wider industry.

This year we are delighted to deliver an evolution on the tourism calendar and have a new approach with the introduction of the Auckland Airport New Zealand Tourism Forum.

This year’s focus

As part of our role in New Zealand’s tourism industry, we perform an important task sharing market trends and promoting new tourism products and market development activities to ensure New Zealand remains a world leading tourism destination. This year’s Forum is focusing on the topic on everyone’s mind – Sustainable Tourism.

Tourism is now the country’s biggest foreign currency earner with international tourist numbers predicted to rise to 5 million visitors per annum by 2030. This rapid growth has provided increased opportunities to New Zealand economically, but also presents challenges from a social, infrastructure, environmental and sustainability perspective.

Who is presenting?

We are very excited to announce that our keynote speaker Doug Lansky will be winging his way from his home in Stockholm, and will deliver a truly global perspective on the hot topic of tourism sustainability.

Other event speakers will include Auckland Airport executives, as well as Rotorua’s mayor, Hon Steve Chadwick who has first-hand experience in leading the changes in a city that has grown significantly, driven by being a tourism hub. Well-respected economist Shamubeel Eaqub will be presenting a significant step change in terms of measuring key elements of sustainability by launching an index for the industry to measure itself on with the view to annually updating the performance.

So get your TRENZ week off to a great start! We look forward to seeing you on May 13 2019.

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This year's forum is focusing on sustainable tourism

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Presenter Profiles

We have a fantastic line-up of speakers this year from across the industry

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Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel is our venue for the day

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Previous Summits

This is the 7th consecutive year that Auckland Airport has hosted a travel forum, bringing together key tourism leaders from around the industry