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

 


Tourism opportunities with FIFA U-20 World Cup

For immediate release
Thursday 15 August, 2013

Tourism opportunities from North to South with FIFA U-20 World Cup

Tourism New Zealand is once again preparing to use a major international sporting event to leverage New Zealand’s appeal as a visitor destination.

The build-up to the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup has begun in earnest with today’s announcement of the seven regions that will host international games during the tournament.

The regions are Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive Kevin Bowler says the event provides each region with an opportunity to showcase itself to teams, family, fans and international media.

“One of our goals, as it was for the Rugby World Cup 2011, will be on drawing fans and media beyond the stadium and out into the regions for a 100% Pure New Zealand experience.

“We want visitors to get the most out of their visit, to enjoy our world-class tourism products and experiences, and to recommend New Zealand to others.”

Tourism New Zealand has also identified the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup as a key opportunity for engaging with the emerging visitor market of Latin America.

“Our new three-year marketing strategy has put Latin America in the top three emerging markets that we will be targeting, to build demand for a New Zealand holiday.

“A number of Latin American countries will be sending teams to New Zealand for the tournament and that they are crazy about football.

“We know that well before they get here we will have the attention of the fans and the media, and our job is to show everyone that not only is New Zealand a great place to host an international sports event, it is also a fantastic place to visit.”

The tournament will be broadcast to over 100 countries and an estimated global television audience of more than 170 million people[1], providing exposure for the tournament, the host cities, and New Zealand on a massive scale.

It is estimated more than 7,000 overseas fans will pour into New Zealand for the tournament and to support their teams.

Altogether the tournament will host 24 national teams, include 52 matches, and will run for three weeks from 30 May until 21 June 2015 during New Zealand’s local football season.

Tourism New Zealand has significant experience in hosting large numbers of international media on tourism programmes, with more than 2000 international media in the country during the six-week Rugby World Cup 2011.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: Govt Resisting Pressure To Pump More Cash Into Solid Energy

Prime Minister John Key says it is “not the government’s preferred option” to make a fresh capital injection into the troubled state-owned coal miner, Solid Energy, but dodged journalists’ questions at his weekly press conference on whether that might prove necessary... More>>

ALSO:

Lagest Ever Privacy Breach Award: NZCU Baywide Accepts “Severe” Censure In Cake Case

NZCU Baywide says that once it was found to have committed a breach of a former staff member’s privacy, it had attempted to resolve the matter... the censure and remedies for its actions taken almost three years ago are “severe” but accepted, and will hopefully draw a line under the matter. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: PayPal Stops Processing Mega Payments; NZX Listing Still On

PayPal has ceased processing payments for Mega, the file storage and encryption firm looking to join the New Zealand stock market via a reverse listing of TRS Investments, amid claims it is not a legitimate cloud storage service. More>>

ALSO:

Housing Policy: Auckland Densification As Popular As Ebola, English Says

Finance Minister Bill English said calls by the Reserve Bank Governor for more densification in Auckland’s housing were “about as popular in parts of Auckland as Ebola” would be. More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: NZ Government Deficit Smaller Than Expected In First Half

The New Zealand government's operating deficit was smaller than expected in the first six months of the financial year, as the consumption and corporate tax take rose ahead of forecast in December, having lagged estimates in previous months. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news