|May 11, 2010|
And welcome to the latest edition of mice.net NZ e-newsletter. In this edition we’ve got the latest business event news from around the country. And don’t forget it’s the final count down to MEETINGS NZ. Are you ready?
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On with the show!
|MEETINGS NZ warm-up|
MEETINGS NZ 2010 is just weeks away and is promising to be another impressive show. And it looks like this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever, with a host of new exhibitors signing up.
With extra exhibition space already sold out, attendees can look forward to 184 spaces filled with exhibitors from around New Zealand.
And for rugby fans there’ll be an extra treat at this year’s show, where exhibitor Hospitality NZ 2011 will be displaying the Web Ellis Cup.
Hospitality NZ 2011 sales and marketing manager Justin Ellis said as the official corporate hospitality agent for the Rugby World Cup the company could apply for access to the famous cup.
“Our company is really excited to have access to the cup and be able to display it at MEETINGS 2010 where it may be the only opportunity many people will have to view it in their lives,” he said.
For more information about MEETINGS NZ go to the official website.
|Air New Zealand and Virgin Blue team up|
Air New Zealand and Virgin Blue earlier this month applied for regulatory approval to create an alliance for trans-Tasman flights.
The proposed agreement would mean the airlines could strengthen their competitive offerings for trans-Tasman routes and collaborate on future flight plans, code sharing and frequent flyer programs.
Air New Zealand CEO Rob Fyfe said by working together the airlines can deliver significant benefits to customers and shareholders.
“Our alliance is about working closely together to give customers cheaper fares, increased frequency and better connections, while delivering improved returns,” he said.
The airlines have filed applications with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the New Zealand Ministry of Transport, and the review and approval process is expected to take six months.
|Wellington’s milestone year|
The Wellington Conference & Events Expo will be celebrating its 10th anniversary when it opens its doors later this year.
The annual regional tradeshow has grown from small beginnings at the Michael Fowler Centre to a large exhibition at the TSB Bank Arena, and this year’s event will prove to be another spectacular show.
Wellington Convention Centre manager for business development, Gillian Officer said this year’s exhibition will be extra special to celebrate the milestone.
For more information go to the official website.
|New face at Tourism Exchange|
Tourism exchange has welcomed Leigh Somerville as its new regional development manager for Waikato, Bay of Plenty Rotorua and the Coromandel.
Leigh will be responsible for business development and account management and is bringing 13 years of travel and tourism industry experience to the role.
Previously Leigh was director of Closing the Gap Limited, where she consulted industry clients on strengthening partnerships and enhancing business potential.
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|A winter holiday at Crowne Plaza Queenstown|
Book your ski holiday today and start your countdown to hit the slopes and enjoy Queenstown's vibrant après ski scene. Crowne Plaza puts you in the heart of this winter playground with stunning views and an enviable in-town location. Start counting down today.
Book 2 consecutive nights or more by 30th June and quote
'Ski Queenstown' to receive a $50 voucher for our award-winning threesixty restaurant.
LONG STAY OFFER
Book 5 consecutive nights or more on Long Stay Rates and receive 15% discount with complimentary breakfast daily.
Queenstown's four international ski fields begin to open from Saturday 5th June. Lift passes, equipment, rental and ski field transport can all be booked with our Leisure Concierge.
Book online or call 138 388.
|Hotel Grand Chancellors - our grand gesture|
Hotel Grand Chancellors throughout New Zealand are giving something back this winter. Organisers can choose from 4 great offers, suited to all types of events and meetings.
• Receive 10% back of the total event cost, to spend on your next event at any of our New Zealand hotels. OR
• Receive a free cocktail function when booking a meeting, including catering. OR
• $1 venue hire when booking a meeting, including catering. OR
• Receive a free catering upgrade on any morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, cocktail function or dinner.
Terms and conditions apply, offer does not apply to existing bookings, subject to availability. Valid until 31 August 2010.
Offer applies to: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor Wellington, Hotel Grand Chancellor Christchurch, Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City and Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland Airport.
For more information visit the website or email enquiries.