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New Zealand tourism paves the way to welcome more Indian travellers

It cannot be denied that New Zealand happens to be the ultimate holiday destination for most Indian travellers. In fact, ever since the Bollywood star, Siddharth Malhotra has been appointed to be New Zealand’s Tourism Ambassador in India (in 2016), there has been a significant growth in TNZ’s brand visibility in the global tourism market.

With an increase in brand visibility as well as driving consumer preference, New Zealand tourism aims to attract more Indian tourists especially during the shoulder seasons. TNZ is tying up with prominent airlines for a smooth and enjoyable travel experience for Indian tourists. Here’s what you need to know about this new tie-up.

Airline Partnership Exclusively For Indian Tourists

Facts state that there has been a steady increase in the number of Indian tourists travelling to New Zealand with a total of 53,424 travellers making a trip to New Zealand till the month of March, 2017. This is 14.9% more than the number of travellers who visited New Zealand around the same time in 2016. With the rise in Indian travellers and keeping in mind the difficulty they face to reach New Zealand by air, Tourism New Zealand has embarked in a partnership with Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines to improve the flying experience for Indian travellers.

Starting from May 2017 until April 2018, Indian travellers can enjoy promotional fares and will be provided with preferred carriers so that they can travel comfortably and cost-effectively to this amazing land of amazing natural beauty with stunning lakes and rugged mountains.

Why Indian Tourists Should Visit New Zealand

Summer time is a treacherous time for Indians with the heat and humidity making it difficult for you to stay at home or go to work. A trip to New Zealand can not only help you escape this burning heat but also give you a chance to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. Take a look at some of the interesting things that await you in the marvellous state of New Zealand.

Visit Waiheke Island For Wine Tasting

This exotic island is only a 35-minute ferry ride away from Auckland. The Waiheke Island is all about olive groves and vineyards, beaches, funky cafes, native forests and art studios. You can also opt for winery tours to spend an entire day soaking in the scenic beauty and taking a sip of the finest wines in New Zealand.

Getting Closer To The Locals

Rotorua is New Zealand’s cultural heart and here you will be given a taste of the Maori hospitality and culture. You can learn more about this pre-European village by getting closer to them and their occupations such as weaving and carving. You also get to taste their contemporary cuisines that are prepared using traditional methods. And to top it all, you get to visit the popular thermal pools in this area.

Cruising In Kaikoura

This is one-of-a-kind experience in which you will be on cruise alongside the giant whales! Now that is what you call an adventure! Kaikoura is a stunning coastal town that lies two hours away from Christchurch (northwards), and this is the place where you get closer to the majestic sea creatures like the Dusky Dolphins and the Giant Sperm Whales. Snorkeling with the New Zealand Fur Seals is an experience of a lifetime!

These are a few of the many new experiences that you will gather in this beautiful and enticing land.

So, with all the benefits provided by the TNZ and so many adventures to look forward to in New Zealand, this is the best time to pack your bags and fly your way out of India to get this life-changing holiday experience.

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Stories by Andy Cowell