Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Destination Queenstown to lead tourism delegation to China

Destination Queenstown to lead tourism delegation to China in inaugural Tourism Exchange

Queenstown, New Zealand (16 August, 2018) – Destination Queenstown is leading a delegation of Queenstown tourism businesses and officials to China in one of the first events celebrating the China-New Zealand Year of Tourism 2019 in October.

The China Tourism Exchange will provide a platform for Queenstown tourism businesses to strengthen relationships with key travel trade partners in China, focusing on highlighting unique experiences and encouraging year-round travel.

The event is also one of the first engagements as part of the China-New Zealand Year of Tourism 2019, an initiative between the New Zealand and China governments that encourages tourism and cultural exchange, strengthening the mutual opportunities for growing our relationship.

Destination Queenstown chief executive Graham Budd says the Exchange, held 15-20 October in three China cities, will also provide an opportunity for a group of Queenstown’s tourism industry operators to gain market intelligence about Chinese travellers’ travel habits.

“Chinese visitors are a vitally important part of our visitor make-up, being our largest long-haul market by both value and volume. The Exchange will provide a forum for Queenstown businesses to connect with and deepen relationships with key Chinese contacts, with the intention to showcase Queenstown’s premium experiences as a collective.”

Mr Budd is also delighted to announce that Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult and Mayoress Karen Boult have accepted an invitation to join DQ’s inaugural China Tourism Exchange visit in October.

Mayor Boult will attend DQ’s VIP tourism industry event in Shanghai on 16 October, before travelling to Queenstown Sister City Hangzhou for two days of official meetings and a Sister City function.

Mayor Boult says he and his wife are excited to join the China Tourism Exchange, which will include his first official visit to Queenstown Sister City Hangzhou, and to understand more about the opportunities for Queenstown’s local economy.

“I look forward to visiting China as part of the Exchange and to further strengthen Queenstown’s relationship with Sister City Hangzhou.”


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On What Leadership (And The Lack Of It) Looks Like

Leadership is an intangible quality, but most New Zealanders will be thanking their lucky stars for what’s being provided by PM Jacinda Ardern and Ministry of Health Director-General Ashley Bloomfield. On a daily basis, both have been clear and decisive about the rationale for the policies they’re pursuing and - by and large - they’re managing to re-assure the public, and yet prepare them gradually for the bad times and challenges to come...More>>


Police Commissioner: Christchurch Terrorist Pleads Guilty

Police acknowledge the guilty pleas in the Christchurch Mosque attacks prosecution that were entered in the Christchurch High Court today. The guilty pleas to 51 charges of murder, 40 charges of attempted murder and one charge of engaging in a terrorist ... More>>


Government: Nation Steps Up To COVID-19 Alert Level 2

New Zealand has been moved up to COVID-19 Alert Level 2, Reduce Contact, in an escalation of efforts to reduce the spread of the virus in New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today... More>>


COVID-19: Business Response Package

Cabinet today approved the development of a Business Continuity Package to help support the economy through the disruption caused by COVID-19. “New Zealand is well-placed to respond to COVID-19. More>>


Transport: $54 billion Investment In Draft GPS 2021

The Draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) 2021 on land transport confirms that the Government will invest a record $54 billion in its balanced transport policy over the next decade. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Loss Of Abortion Safe Zones

No doubt, last night’s defeat of abortion law reform provisions that would have created safe zones around abortion clinics will be portrayed, by some, as a victory for free speech. It isn’t. It was a victory for bigotry and intimidation directed ... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On National's Regulation Crusade

Lets step back in time now, to simpler days and to simple-minded solutions. So…. if National gets elected, landlords will once again be able to evict tenants at will, raise rents anytime they like, and ignore the need to install a healthy standard of heating in the homes they put out to rent. This promised ‘bonfire of regulations’ is being done in the name of cutting red tape... More>>


SMC - Expert Reaction: PF2050 Strategy

DOC has released a strategy to reach Predator Free 2050, along with an action plan through to 2025. The predator-free goal focuses on three groups of mammals: possums, three species of rats, plus stoats, ferrets and weasels... More>>


Land, Air And Sea: Regions To Benefit From NZ Upgrade

Regional New Zealand will be a hive of activity in the coming months as the New Zealand Upgrade Programme delivers on its promise to modernise our infrastructure, prepare for climate change and help grow our economy. As part of the $12 billion ... More>>






InfoPages News Channels