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Virtual experience brings Rotorua destination to life

A new, innovative and exciting way of presenting Rotorua’s conference venues and tourism activities to event organisers was a huge success.

Rotorua locals encouraged to ‘explore local’ and support newly opened businesses

Destination Rotorua has launched the second phase of its In our Element marketing campaign, encouraging residents to explore their wonderful backyard and to support local businesses.

Rotorua says “Haere Mai” to New Zealanders at Level 2

Destination Rotorua says the city’s visitor tourism industry is raring to go as the country prepares to move into Level 2, and operators are extending New Zealanders an invitation to explore their wondrous city when domestic travel ‘restarts’ later this week.

Destination Rotorua comments on Government's business relief package

The Government has today announced a wide-ranging business relief package to try and mitigate the impacts of Covid-19 on the NZ economy. The package includes a $500 million boost for health, $8.7 billion in support for businesses and jobs, and $2.8 billion for income support to boost consumer spending.

Giving Australians a taste of Rotorua

Destination Rotorua and 15 tourism operators have been travelling across Australia this week to showcase Rotorua to travel agents and conference organisers.

Large Chinese incentive group visits Rotorua

A large cosmetics company from China is in Rotorua this week as part of a New Zealand incentive trip.

Rotorua shines for business events industry

Rotorua’s Business Events team is reflecting on a successful week promoting the city at the year’s biggest tradeshow for the business events industry.

Experiencing kai the Rotorua way at TRENZ

Elevating TRENZ cuisine with experiential elements and sharing the stories and history behind the flavours, will give TRENZ delegates a deeper understanding of Rotorua this week.

Top tips for Rotorua businesses preparing for TRENZ

Travel professionals from around the world are touching down in Rotorua ahead of New Zealand’s biggest tourism trade event TRENZ next week, giving local businesses the opportunity to benefit from increased demand in the city.

Largest international conference to be hosted in Rotorua

Rotorua is hosting the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) conference on 7-11 April 2019, which is the largest international conference that the city has ever secured.

Unlocking the Chinese market

The story of Pic’s Peanut Butter’s success in China provided a useful lesson on Chinese market potential for members of Rotorua’s visitor industry at a recent workshop.

Volcanology conference predicted to inject millions into economy

One thousand delegates from around the globe will attend four days of workshops and lectures at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre.

Capers Award Winning Rotorua Cafe

Rotorua's Capers has been named the 2017 Meadow Fresh New Zealand Cafe of the Year.