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Top takeaways from Tourism Summit Aotearoa

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Top three takeaways from Tourism Summit Aotearoa 2018: What all businesses need to know Local and international experts in business, innovation, sustainability, infrastructure and finance spoke at the annual summit…

Recipients of the Major Events Fund announced

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Four major events in Manawatu have received a funding boost from the Central Economic Development Agency’s (CEDA) Major Events Fund. Round One consisted of $65,000 worth of funding being allocated…

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Are you a tourism operator or business owner wanting to promote your business in the wider Manawatu region? CEDA's Resource Hub includes a free Image Library to help you showcase the region's landscapes. Check it out here -

"We need to make sure it's not just positioning ourselves for tomorrow, but for 50 years." @LSinNZ discusses what should be prioritised in Manawatu.

Tourism industry demands better quality data and more research funding

Huge congrats to Holly Green of PNGHS who was awarded a Tourism Industry #NZ Trust academic scholarship of $2500, at @TourismAotearoa Summit this week. Holly's off to @LoveQueenstown Resort College for a career in adventure tourism. We'll see you in a jet boat or bungy platform!

#Manawatu putting on a mighty sunset this evening

The Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) exists to drive and facilitate the creation and growth of economic wealth in Manawatu and beyond.

3,000 international students strong


About 3,000 international students from around the world make Manawatu their home each year. From primary and intermediate through to secondary and tertiary level education, our region is a vibrant hub for international education.

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Bring your conference here!

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CEDA can provide you with FREE support and advice to bring your conference to our region including bid applications, event planning and venue hire.

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