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Page 12 • MICEBTN - NovEMBEr 2015 NEW ZEALAND Auckland’s newest Conference Centre opening May 2016. 63 Westney Road, Mangere, Auckland 2022 • Phone: +64 9 275 4100 • Freephone: 0800 538 466 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org For all conference enquiries or bookings contact Joanne Powles on email: email@example.com .nz or phone: +64 9 256 2190 Artist impression Jet Park Hotel’s new multi-storey conference centre will have capacity for 250 people and will be located close to the existing hotel. With modern guest rooms and state of the art facilities the hotel and conference centre complex will offer the very best services to a variety of market segments. Key Features • Just 5 min to Auckland Airport with free 24hr return airport shuttles • Modern contemporary development seating up to 250, including 60 new guest rooms • Natural lighting in all conference rooms + cutting edge technology • Award winning restaurant and lounge bar • Complimentary WiFi in all rooms and throughout hotel • Free car parking, including valet parking plus 14 days free car storage • 24hr reception and concierge service • Able to cater to meetings, events, gala dinners, conferences, small trade shows & more. www.jetpark.co.nz Tourism NZ and Auckland Airport extend joint marketing agreement TOURISM NZ and Auckland Airport are to continue their joint marketing efforts by a further three years. “Together we’ve identified that by continuing our work together in a more structured and co-ordinated way we can maximise growth from our key markets,” said Kevin Bowler, TNZ’s chief executive. His airport counterpart Adrian Little- wood added: “Our two organisations have worked together for a number of years to grow the number of New Zea- land visitors from key overseas markets. “This new partnership will ensure we are even more focused on working together, identifying what is needed to boost visitor numbers from new and emerging markets and determining how we can best invest our resources to ben- efit New Zealand’s tourism industry.” Auckland Airport now boasts new and enhanced routes. In September, for example, China East- ern Airlines began a year-round Auckland/ Shanghai service with four flights a week that goes daily from January. China Eastern had previously flown seasonally, proving the demand on this route. On December 10, Air China will inaugu- rate a Beijing/Auckland service in tandem with Air NZ, flying daily. “A specific focus of Auckland Airport has been to address the seasonality of tourism by increasing the number of in- ternational arrivals during off-peak months, through our Four Seasons, Five Senses mar- keting campaign,” said Norris Carter, the airport’s general manager aeronautical com- mercial. “We are delighted that this new Beijing daily service will significantly improve connectivity during the tourism industry’s shoulder and off-peak seasons.” Air NZ itself is launching several new international routes, with more believed to be in the planning process. In December it will introduce Buenos Aires and Houston flights to and from Auckland as well as a seasonal extra service between Perth and Auckland with connectivity to Los Angeles, San Fran- cisco and Vancouver (as well as Buenos Aires and Houston). A summer season between Auckland and the Sunshine Coast is also being launched in December, adding to the suc- cessful winter schedule which has done well in both directions. In June next year Air NZ is starting a seasonal service linking Auckland and Ho Chi Minh City. The same month American Airlines will begin an Auckland/LAX service in part- nership with Qantas. And in July United Airlines will start flying San Francisco/ Auckland. Auckland Airport Auckland top NZ MICE city A TOTAL of 523,000 delegates attended 5,400 NZ conferences/conventions in the year ended September 2015 according to New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Convention Activity Survey (CAS) for the year ended September 2015. The survey indicates fewer delegates attended a greater number of events compared to year ended September 2014, when 527,000 delegates attended 5,200 conferences. The number of delegate days for conferences and conventions was un- changed between the two years, at around one million days. Around 31 per cent of multi day confer- ences/conventions and 37 per cent of one day conferences/conventions were held in Auckland in the year ended September 2015.