Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Auckland Airport welcomes visitor visa improvements

Media Release | 10 April 2013

Auckland Airport welcomes visitor visa improvements

Auckland Airport welcomed the announcement that the New Zealand Government would be facilitating travel to New Zealand for high value Chinese tourists.

The announcement was made yesterday in Shangai by the Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism during an official visit to China and includes a number of initiatives to make it easier for Chinese tourists to visit New Zealand.

Auckland Airport’s General Manager Corporate Affairs Charles Spillane said, “The initiatives by Immigration New Zealand to double the length of the multi-entry visitor visa and to create a Chinese language website to really engage with Chinese travellers are very much the type of steps identified in the China Market Review which has been released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.”

“We support these improvements to the experience of Chinese visitors as first steps by NZ Inc to embrace the huge growth opportunity that Chinese travel represents for the country,” continues Mr Spillane. “China is New Zealand’s fastest growing tourist market and these changes will help to fuel that growth. It is important that we continue to work together as a sector to maximise the potential benefits this growth can bring to our tourism industry and the New Zealand economy.”

As part of its Ambition 2020 strategy to grow New Zealand’s share from high growth markets, Auckland Airport has implemented a number of initiatives aimed at increasing Chinese arrival numbers, including their Chinese Luxury New Zealand programmes which are now delivering impressive growth in high-value segments.

On Friday 19 April, Auckland Airport is also holding an industry summit for New Zealand’s tourism leaders which will focus on engagement with Asia. The Asia Summit will help the New Zealand industry gain valuable insight into how to develop for future Asian travel customers. For further details on the Auckland Airport Asia Summit 2013 please visit www.asiasummit.co.nz.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: Alex Swney Pleads Guilty To $2.5M Fraud Charge

Alex Swney, former chief executive of the Auckland city centre business association Heart of the City, has pleaded guilty to dishonestly using documents to obtain $2.5 million. More>>

ALSO:

Petrol Burns Prices: Second Consecutive Quarterly Fall For CPI

The consumers price index (CPI) fell 0.3 percent in the March 2015 quarter, following a 0.2 percent fall in the December 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. The last time the CPI showed two consecutive quarterly falls was in the December 1998 and March 1999 quarters. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Broadcasters Launch Battle Against Global Mode ISPs

New Zealand broadcasters have confirmed they’ve launched legal proceedings against internet service providers who give customers’ access to “global mode”, which allows customers access to offshore online content, claiming it breaches the local content providers’ copyright. More>>

ALSO:

Sanford: Closure Of Christchurch Mussel Processing Plant Confirmed

The decision comes after a period of consultation with the 232 staff employed at the Riccarton site, who were told on 9 April that Sanford was considering the future of mussel processing in Christchurch. Recent weather patterns had impacted on natural spat (offspring) supply... More>>

ALSO:

Price Of Cheese: Dairy Product Prices Fall To The Lowest This Year

Dairy product prices fell in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, hitting the lowest level in the 2015 auctions so far, as prices for milk powder and butter slid amid concern about the outlook for commodities. More>>

ALSO:

Houston, We Have An Air Route: Air New Zealand To Fly Direct To The Heart Of Texas

Air New Zealand will fly its completely refitted Boeing 777-200 aircraft between Auckland and Houston up to five times a week opening up the state of Texas as well as popular nearby tourist states such as Louisiana and Florida. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Reserve Bank’s Spencer Calls On Govt To Rethink Housing Tax

The Reserve Bank has urged the government to take another look at a capital gains tax on investment in housing, allow increased high-density development and cut red tape for planning consents to address an over-heated Auckland property market. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news