Wellington is set to host leading Australian travel group helloworld’s Owners Managers Conference (OMC) in 2015.

With more than 500 of Australian travel agency owners and managers and key suppliers from the industry expected to attend, the conference will have a significant impact on Wellington’s economy, attracting more than $525K to the region.

The event will take place at Wellington’s TSB Bank Arena and Shed 6 on November 26-28, 2015.

Positively Wellington Venues, Wellington City Council, Business Events Wellington, Te Papa, Multi-Media Systems and Restaurant Associates, won the competitive pitch.

Positively Wellington Tourism chief executive, David Perks, said the successful bid is a double win for Wellington.

“A conference of this size is firstly a great result for our Business Events Wellington team. It also means that a group of people who sell over $4.9 billion of travel to Australians annually will get a first-hand experience of Wellington. That’s absolutely a positive.

“The helloworld team are experienced global travel operators.  I have no doubt that they’ll recognise the strength of Wellington’s tourism proposition while they’re here, and will take that insight back to their Australian clients.”