New Zealand

B&B Association to hit the road in July and August

Inaugural event aims to create connections for hosted accommodation providers

B&B operators are being invited to ‘create connections’ at an inaugural roadshow series specifically designed for hosted accommodation around Aotearoa New Zealand in July and early August.

Bed & Breakfast Association New Zealand (BBANZ) President, Donna Brooke said the Creating Connections Roadshow 2022, which replaces the cancelled annual conference, is all about reconnecting with each other, the industry and guests.

BBANZ has teamed up with digital marketing company and association sponsor Tomahawk to provide opportunities for upskilling and networking to hosted accommodation providers in their own regions..

The roadshows will also include updates from Tourism New Zealand and the local regional tourism organisations on international, national and regional marketing trends and information.

Ms Brooke said her organisation was inviting all hosted accommodation providers to attend their nearest roadshow, whether they are Association members or not, with the aim of lifting the whole hosted accommodation sector.

“Hosted accommodation businesses are a niche but important part of the tourism industry in New Zealand,” she said.

“They offer personalised and exclusive experiences to high value visitors who they are looking forward to welcoming back as the tourism industry rebuilds.

“This roadshow is a first for the Bed and Breakfast Association and we are extremely excited to be teaming up with Tomahawk to bring a day of networking and education specifically designed for hosted accommodation. 

“For us as an Association, it is all about the people and we look forward to reconnecting at the Creating Connections Roadshow 2022. It will be a superb opportunity to both upskill and network with other accommodation hosts in each area.”

 The Bed & Breakfast Association New Zealand represents and promotes home-hosted bed and breakfasts throughout the country – including homestays, farmstays, boutique, heritage and luxury accommodation.

The Creating Connections Roadshow will be held in nine locations around New Zealand. Further details and road registration are available here.

Mike Parker-Brown

Mike Parker-Brown is a UK-trained and qualified journalist and an award-winning travel communicator with more than 30 years experience. Since 2002, Mike has worked as a freelance writer and PR consultant providing his services to major organisations in Australia and internationally in the tourism, aviation, hospitality, recruitment and export marketing sectors.

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