Tourism Minister Stuart Nash will head to Sydney in a federal government-backed thrust to reconnect the tourism and journey sector with New Zealand’s greatest market in Australia.
Nash is leading a delegation to just one of the first major worldwide trade activities by Tourism New Zealand given that the Covid-19 outbreak in March 2020 – The Tourism New Zealand Regional Showcase.
“Our tourism delegation will see important gamers be a part of forces to highlight just one concept for Australia: New Zealand is open for tourism, travel and business enterprise activities,” claimed Stuart Nash.
“The Tourism New Zealand Regional Showcase in Sydney follows the Primary Minister’s productive trade and travel visits to Singapore and Japan final month. The resumption of tourism and trade missions is crucial for our economic recovery as we reconnect to the planet.
“Around 60 delegates from pretty much 30 Regional Tourism Organisations in New Zealand will choose part in the two-day celebration. Tourism New Zealand will help them to create relationships with essential travel sellers and enhance their current market intelligence and insights.
“The trade exhibit is an chance for regional operators to reconnect with Australian vacation trade organizations, showcase the special tourism attractions in their areas, and establish new organization associations.
“Tourism New Zealand investigate demonstrates the proportion of travellers who would use a vacation agent is growing. The Regional Showcase in Sydney is designed to reignite Trans-Tasman vacation, and to inspire opportunity Australian site visitors to assume about and guide a excursion here.
“Australia was our most significant international visitor current market pre-COVID, accounting for above 40 per cent of intercontinental customer arrivals, all-around 1.55 million people today. Our proximity and near friendships will carry on to generate tourism and enterprise travel as we reconnect.
“Visitors from Australia return to New Zealand a few to 4 instances in their life span. They are open to checking out a amount of unique areas and 71 p.c opted for self-travel holidays when in this article.
“Tourism New Zealand has been actively working in Australia to continue to keep New Zealand prime of mind as a location, and its action has greater as borders reopen. This trade display makes certain tourism restoration continues to enable generate our reconnection to the globe,” Stuart Nash claimed.
Stuart Nash will be out of New Zealand from Sunday 8th to Wednesday 11th Could. When in Sydney he will also meet Australian tourism field leaders like Qantas, the Sydney Global Convention Centre, AccorHotels, Australian Federation of Journey Agents (AFTA), the Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF), and journey publications, and the New Zealand Large Commissioner to Canberra.