Auckland has been named best meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) destination in Oceania at the inaugural World MICE Awards 2020.
New Zealand's former Prime Minister, Rt. Hon Sir John Key will be special guest speaker at the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) 2018 Conference in Auckland on 1 November, sponsored by Celebrity Speakers.
Auckland has secured the bid to host the world’s most significant library and information congress in 2020.
Registrations are now open for the 42nd Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) annual conference from 30 October to 1 November 2018.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced Auckland will welcome a flagship InterContinental hotel in 2022.
Mercure Auckland Queen Street, a 96-room hotel spanning eight storeys, is set to open in 2019. It will feature a restaurant, conference room and fitness centre and is being created within an existing commercial building retrofitted as a hotel at 500 Queen Street.
The Auckland Chamber of Commerce says a watered-down version of the Auckland Council’s proposed targeted accommodation rate is still massively flawed.
Chamber of Commerce chief Michael Barnett says talk of a compromise targeted accommodation rate that excludes camping grounds, backpackers and motels on the fringe of the city is underway at council, but not in a way that includes the tourism industry and business and may result in a response that is flawed and potentially illegal.
Watering down the proposal to leave only larger hotels to pay the rate means it is even less justifiable or defendable, he says.