In order to boost New Zealand trade and tourism with India, tourism New Zealand is going to conduct an annual trade event Kiwi link India 2015 in Mumbai and Delhi from July 13 – 16. This event aim is to serve a platform to improve trade and tourism by involving New Zealand operators to promote travel and trade by interacting with Indian trade and tourism promoters, managers and owners about the new opportunities and services present in New Zealand. Thus, boosting the flow from India to New Zealand.
This kiwi link India 2015 program would receive participation of about 36 operators coming from New Zealand, four airlines and 80 delegates from India. The participants from both countries would undergo full day workshops and training during the full three day event. Tourism New Zealand will also host key buyers all over from India during the entire event.
Among new tourism operators participating this year’s kiwi link India 2015 event include Wai-O-Tapu, XperieNZ Limited, Hassle-free Tours, NTB TRAVEL, the Rees Hotel Queenstown, Vyom Journeys Limited, JUCY Cruise, while previous participants include, NZONE Skydive (Queenstown), AJ Hackett Bungy and Hobbiton Movie Setthe Helicopter Line.
Kevin bowler, the chief executive of tourism New Zealand
, says, India is one of the most important emerging country boosting trade and tourism by conducting such a huge program like kiwi link India, it shows the importance we attached to India as our priority market. This event also paves as an ideal platform for strengthening ties and promoting trade and tourism. In November 2014, New Zealand also signed an agreement with Immigration New Zealand (INZ) and six key travel agents from India, under tourism industry partnership. This MoU aims to attract business people visits by fastening processing time and also reducing paperwork to reach the destination. All of these events would enhance the ties between both countries by creating opportunities and thus giving a New Zealand competitive edge .
Steven Dixon, the Regional Manager – South and South East Asia, Tourism New Zealand, also said, in the past year we have seen a tremendous increase in people travelling to New Zealand with the initiatives like ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. We hope to keep up the momentum by conducting more events in attracting the tourists from India.