‘We want to make sure there is the opportunity to be doing some face to face training.’
Harrison says events like the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) show the importance of getting together – about 20 New Zealand delegates joined some 700 attendees at the exchange.
The importance of touching base personally is also a driving force behind a TA delegation that will visit New Zealand later this month.
‘We’ll be meeting with the (NZ-based) State Tourism Organisations on a one to one basis, as well as consumer and trade media and airlines. It’s a fact finding exercise to some extent, but we will also be hosting a trade function at QT Auckland.’
A function for travel trade and also meetings professionals will be held on 21 June.