Meeting Newz May / June 2021

[ TAUPO TOGETHER IN PARTNERSHIP WORKING T he partnership was founded recently by Destination Great Lake Taupō and includes around 16 business event partners. Some six or seven of them are set to attend the MEETINGS exhibition in Auckland. Lee Watkins, director of sales and marketing at Wairakei Resort Taupō and Chateau Tongariro Hotel, says the properties are members of the partnership and welcome the increased presence at MEETINGS. “With the borders having been closed, Wairakei Resort and the Taupō District have experienced a significant increase in business events enquiries since the start of 2021,” says Watkins. “The region is in an excellent position to leverage this growth Attendees at MEETINGS 2021 will see an increased presence from the Taupō region ~ the first tangible evidence of the new Taupō Business Events Partnership. of the BE sector, with its central North Island location and variety of product. “This partnership gives operators a platfrom to create a collaborative approach in attracting the BE market and providing unforgettable delegate experiences.’” Watkins says Wairakei Resort has definitely seen an upswing in enquiries By Stu Freeman Destination Great Lake Taupo [24] meeting newz [may jun] 2021