Tourism New Zealand has tied up with Singapore Airlines and Auckland Airport to offer special travel fares and achieve 50,000 high-value Indian arrivals to the country as per a release. To avail of the offer, one will have to make bookings by May 15, 2015. The special promotional fares of the campaign will be applicable for the travel between May and October 2015. The campaign will focus on travel from the cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Vishakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram.
Speaking about the partnership, Steven Dixon, Regional Manager – South and South East Asia, Tourism New Zealand, said, “We have recently seen a surge in Indian visitors to New Zealand during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The mega sporting event was the ideal platform for us to showcase New Zealand to aspiring travellers from India. The partnership with Singapore Airlines aims to further increase the rise of interest among Indian travellers to visit New Zealand. With the stunning scenery, diverse experiences and warm hospitality it offers, New Zealand is the perfect getaway for Indian travellers seeking a story to tell.”
“We have seen impressive growth from the Indian market recently. For the year ending February 2015, New Zealand saw 39,168 visitor arrivals from India, an increase of 24.6% over the previous year. Of these, 18,464 were holiday arrivals, a 26% increase over the previous year,” said Norris Carter, General Manager, Aeronautical Commercial, Auckland Airport. “This collaboration with Singapore Airlines and Tourism New Zealand will help further stimulate this growth,” Carter added.
Musafir Namah Bureau