Tuesday, 09 July 2024 22:12

Asia Now roadshow sets 2024 dates

Organisers of Asia Now are urging agents to be in quick to register, following resounding interest from the trade just a week after details of the roadshow were released.

Committee member Paul Dymond points out that two of the events – Christchurch and Auckland-Northland are already full and running a waitlist.

‘It is further reinforcement of what we are seeing in the market - clients are heading back to Asia in big numbers and the trade is keen to learn more about the region,’ says Dymond.

‘Agents who are interested in attending and who have not registered should do so as soon as possible and we are asking anyone who can no longer attend to cancel their spot, so someone on the waitlist can come.’

Dymond says the selection of high quality presenters has no doubt influenced the quick response from agents. Suppliers and organisations on hand will include Adventure World, Francis Travel Marketing, Korean Tourism Organization, Philippine Airlines, Japan Tourism Organization, Wendy Wu Tours, and Air New Zealand.

The evening will comprise of presentations, networking, and food with an Asian influence. It is an opportunity to connect with suppliers, tourist boards, and fellow agents, at a fun and informative event.

Adventure World, which has some of the best bespoke products across Asia. Air New Zealand will upskill attendees on products and services connecting New Zealand to Asia.

Francis Travel Marketing has a variety of ships it represents that visit ports across the region, while Japan National Tourism Organizatision (JNTO) will make sure agents can be confident in selling 2024’s hottest destination.

Korean Tourism Organization (KTO) now has NZ representation, perfect timing for the growth in travel to Korea. Philippines Airlines will showcase its extensive network across Asia and update agents on its latest onboard products.

Wendy Wu Tours has information on its new and expanded fully inclusive touring range.

Dymond says even agents who know the region well will hear of interesting developments and new ideas at Asia Now.

‘The region has seen significant investment in tourism infrastructure so this is a chance to hear about new opportunities for clients.

‘Asia has been a great growth market for outbound tourist from NZ in 2024. The highest percentage of capacity on airlines goes through Asia from NZ, and the New Zealand dollar has stayed resilient against most Asian currencies, making destinations accessible and affordable,’ says Dymond.

Register HERE.