Published on : Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Tourism New Zealand has announced its joint venture partnership with Singapore Airlines and Auckland Airport to accelerate high value New Zealand travel out of India. With booking validity till May 15, 2015, the special promotional fares of the campaign will be applicable for the travel period of May to October 2015.
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.”
Through this campaign, the collaboration between the three parties lays foundation to deliver 50,000 arrivals from India on the India – Auckland route. The campaign will focus on travel from the cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Vishakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Kochi and Trivandrum.
Speaking about the partnership, David Lau, General Manager India – Singapore Airlines said, “Our recent alliance with Air New Zealand provides additional, seamless connections to New Zealand. Auckland is a perfect gateway to Middle Earth and these special fares facilitate ease of travel to our customers who are looking to explore the wide diaspora of this country.”
“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 per cent on the previous year. Of these, 18,464 were holiday arrivals, a 26 per cent increase on the previous year,” says Norris Carter, Auckland Airport’s general manager aeronautical commercial. “This collaboration with Singapore Airlines and Tourism New Zealand will help further stimulate this growth.”
For the year ending February 2015, New Zealand’s visitor arrivals from India were 39,168, an increase of 24.6% on the previous year. Of these, 18,464 were holiday arrivals, a 26% increase on the previous year.