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

 

Bollywood star’s return set to inspire more Indian visitors


28 October 2016

Bollywood star’s return set to inspire more Indian visitors


Sidharth Malhotra, Tourism New Zealand’s hugely popular tourism ambassador to India is returning to New Zealand to experience more of his favourite country and people.

When the Bollywood star visited New Zealand last year and shared his experiences with Indians back home, it resulted in a massive increase in the number of Indians more likely to visit New Zealand for a holiday.

Sidharth’s return visit to New Zealand was announced by Prime Minister John Key who is currently visiting India to further strengthen the relationship between India and New Zealand.

René de Monchy, Tourism New Zealand’s Director of Trade, PR and Major Events said he was delighted about Sidharth’s upcoming visit. “India is a very important emerging market for New Zealand and Sidharth has proved to be the perfect ambassador who can help us raise the profile of New Zealand as a holiday destination in India.

“His genuine enjoyment during his time here last year generated huge interest in India and we have an equally stunning itinerary of experiences lined up for him this year. Next month’s visit is about building on his relationship with New Zealand with Sidharth visiting more regions and meeting more New Zealanders who add to the authentic experience of a Kiwi holiday,” he said.

Sidharth will visit New Zealand from 10-20 November and will travel to the Auckland region, Rotorua, Waikato and Canterbury.

Commenting on his upcoming trip Sidharth said: “I visited New Zealand last year, and the experience stayed with me. Surrounded by such incredible natural beauty, coupled with exhilarating experiences – it makes for the perfect escape into a different world altogether. I’m really looking forward to another amazing getaway soon.”

During his eight-day visit here last year, 2.8 million people engaged with Sidharth via social media, including 57,000 people engaging with each of his Facebook posts.

Figures released last week showed an impressive 23.8 percent increase in holiday arrivals in the year to September, with 25,168 Indians visiting New Zealand for a holiday.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Westpac: Sets Out Plan To Go Cheque-Free

Westpac NZ has announced details of its plan to phase out cheques, after signalling in May that it would be supporting a move to other forms of payment. Cheques will cease to be available as a means of payment after 25 June 2021. Westpac NZ General ... More>>

ALSO:

NZTA: Major New Zealand Upgrade Programme Projects Go To Tender

Two major New Zealand Upgrade Programme projects are beginning tenders for construction. The New Zealand Upgrade Programme is a $6.8 billion investment to get our cities moving, to save lives and boost productivity in growth areas. The first Auckland ... More>>

Reserve Bank: RBNZ Seeks To Preserve Benefits Of Cash

The Reserve Bank – Te Pūtea Matua is taking on a new role of steward of the cash system “to preserve the benefits of cash for all who need them”, Assistant Governor Christian Hawkesby told the Royal Numismatics Society of New Zealand annual conference ... More>>

ALSO:

Economy: Double-Dip Recession Next Year, But Housing Rolls On

New Zealand's economy is expected to slip back into recession early next year as delayed job losses, falling consumer spending, and the absence of international tourists bites into growth. More>>

ALSO:

Microsoft New Zealand: Microsoft Expands “Highway To A Hundred Unicorns” Initiative To Support Startups In Asia Pacific

New Zealand, 14 October 2020 – Today Microsoft for Startups launches the Highway to a Hundred Unicorns initiative in Asia Pacific to strengthen the region’s startup ecosystem. This follows the initiative’s success in India, where 56 startups were ... More>>

Fonterra: Farmers Taking Another Step Towards New Zealand’s Low Emissions Food Production

They’re hot off the press and intended to help take the heat out of climate change. Fonterra farmers are already among the world’s most sustainable producers of milk and now have an additional tool in their sustainability toolbox. Over the last few ... More>>

ALSO:



Courts: Businessman Eric Watson Sentenced To A Four-Month Jail Term

New Zealand businessman Eric Watson has been sentenced to a four-month jail term in the UK for contempt of court, TVNZ reports. More>>

OECD: Area Employment Rate Falls By 4.0 Percentage Points, To 64.6% In Second Quarter Of 2020

The OECD area employment rate – the share of the working-age population with jobs – fell by 4.0 percentage points, to 64.6%, in the second quarter of 2020, its lowest level since the fourth quarter of 2010. Across the OECD area, 560 million persons ... More>>

Spark: Turns On 5G In Auckland And Offers A Glimpse Into The Future Of Smart Cities

Spark turned on 5G in downtown Auckland today and has partnered with Auckland Transport (AT) to showcase some of the latest in IoT (Internet of Things) technology and demonstrate what the future could look like for Auckland’s CBD with the power of 5G. 5G is ... More>>

Stats NZ: Monthly Migration Remains Low

Since the border closed in late-March 2020, net migration has averaged about 300 a month, Stats NZ said today. In the five months from April to August 2020, overall net migration was provisionally estimated at 1,700. This was made up of a net gain ... More>>

University of Canterbury: Proglacial Lakes Are Accelerating Glacier Ice Loss

Lake Tasman, New Zealand | 2016 | Photo: Dr Jenna Sutherland Meltwater lakes that form at glacier margins cause ice to recede much further and faster compared to glaciers that terminate on land, according to a new study. But the effects of these glacial ... More>>

ALSO:

Dairy: Fonterra Sells China Farms

Fonterra has agreed to sell its China farms for a total of $555 million (RMB 2.5 billion*1), after successfully developing the farms alongside local partners. Inner Mongolia Natural Dairy Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of China Youran Dairy Group Limited ... More>>

ALSO: