18 May 2014

Auckland hosts tourism 'showcase'

7:53 am on 18 May 2014

Representatives of more than 30 countries have arrived in Auckland for the country's biggest tourism trade fair.

More than 1000 delegates, including 260 New Zealand tourism operators, will attend the Tourism Industry Association conference (Trenz) from Sunday.

The association said the event would generate tens of millions of dollars in new business.

Tourism is the country's second-biggest annual export earner.