Thursday, 26 May 2022 05:04

Kiwis welcomed at ATE

To kick proceedings off, Tourism Australia and Destination New South Wales hosted a New Zealand welcome cocktail function at The Pavilion in the new Crown Towers, Sydney.

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Thursday, 26 May 2022 04:44

Opportunities for trade in Australia

Now is an ideal time for Kiwis to discover that they don’t know Australia as well as they think they do – and for the trade here to take advantage of that, says Tourism Australia’s executive general manager commercial and business events, Robin Mack.

Nine New Zealand wholesalers / product managers plus five ‘lux buyers’ and a small media contingent were in in Sydney now for the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE 2022).

Published in Australia
Thursday, 26 May 2022 07:32

Tassie ready for NZ resumption

Despite last year’s trans Tasman travel bubble being ill-fated, one Aussie destination saw enough to gain new optimism in the Kiwi market.

Cat Carey, head of industry and partnerships at Tourism Tasmania, says the destination saw enough last year to  be excited about the potential from New Zealand when Air New Zealand relaunches Auckland-Hobart services early July.

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Tourism Australia is set to appoint an Aussie Specialist Programme (ASP) trainer in the New Zealand market. The recruitment process is underway now. For all non-ASP related business the contact will be TA’s Sydney-based general manager domestic and New Zealand Andrew Hutchinson and his team.

Phillipa Harrison, TA’s managing director, says the move reflects the importance of personal meetings now that the trans Tasman bubble has opened.

Published in Australia
Tuesday, 15 June 2021 01:00

Tasmania 'super confident' about NZ

Tourism Tasmania is pleased with the start of the Air New Zealand flight between Auckland and Hobart, and the office is hearing from New Zealand trade that there is plenty of interest in the destination.

Chief executive of Tourism Tasmania, John Fitzgerald, says Air New Zealand is also reporting to be happy with how things are tracking.

‘We are tracking where we thought we would be and the holiday periods of July and October are looking strong. We’re super confident about the market long term.’

Published in Australia
Tuesday, 15 June 2021 00:54

QLD optimistic on Kiwi pick-up

The New Zealand market into Queensland is showing the patterns that the domestic Australia sector did when state borders opened, according to Tourism & Events Queensland.

Michael Branagh, group executive global marketing at TEQ, says both started slowly while confidence built up.

‘We are starting to see a pick-up from New Zealand and we are optimistic of that continuing. Once it gets colder we’ll see more interest.

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Putting together packages with experiences clients can not find in the average brochure and connecting with small businesses that don’t necessarily have a strong presence on this side of the Tasman are among the aims of 17 New Zealanders with face to face appointments at Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE21) in Sydney this week.

Buyers were also checking out high end accommodation and activities, plus adventure options for families and couples.

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