Friday, August 18, 2017
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China

Chinese set to overtake Kiwis as top visitors to Australia

China is set to overtake New Zealand as Australia’s biggest source of international visitors within months if current trends continue.

NZ seventh most desired destination for Chinese

The sixth annual Chinese International Travel Monitor released by Hotels.com has revealed that Chinese travellers are spending a whopping 28 per cent of their income on average on international travel.

Deloitte: NZ tourism well positioned for Chinese investment

The New Zealand tourism industry is well positioned for a wave of Chinese investment in tourism assets, according to Deloitte Access Economics.

The numbers behind Tourism NZ’s new $900K China video campaign

Tourism New Zealand's Heart of the Long White Cloud online video campaign costs $889,000 and is estimated to eventually reach 15m Chinese viewers.

Sichuan Airlines’ new Auckland route

Sichuan Airlines’ new Auckland route provides New Zealand’s first direct connection to south west China

Tourism NZ appoints new GM Asia

Tourism New Zealand chief executive Stephen England-Hall is pleased to announce the appointment of Gregg Wafelbakker to the role of General Manager Asia.

China tourism winner presents ‘presents’

Auckland Airport's award for contribution to the growth of Chinese tourism in New Zealand was awarded to Lisa Li, managing director of China Travel Service.

Christchurch Airport: Operators “leaving money on the table”

Tourism operators are "leaving money on the table" if they do not join a Chinese electronic payment system to make it easier for tourists from China to spend.

China Ready lands in NZ, slaps seal of approval on THL

The 'China Ready & Accredited' system has launched in New Zealand with Tourism Holdings Limited becoming the first company here to earn the seal of approval.

Operators to reach FIT Chinese through new partnership

Chinese internet giant Tencent has partnered with Christchurch agency Alexanders paving the way for tourism operators to reach FIT Chinese

Australia to remain NZ’s visitor backbone as Chinese spend accelerates

Australia will continue to be the backbone of New Zealand’s tourism industry despite growth from the China-led Asian markets.

China-NZ Year of Tourism opportunities on the horizon

Auckland is gearing up to seize opportunities created by the official bilateral ‘China-New Zealand Year of Tourism’ in 2019.

China Southern boosts Tekapo tourism

China Southern Airlines has become an official partner of Mt John Observatory in a deal believed to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

China tops global tourism markets with 12% jump in spend

Chinese international tourism spend grew by 12% in 2016 to reach $372bn.

PM criticised over Chinese FIT comments

The Bus & Coach Association has hit back at government comments encouraging Chinese visitors off tours and into independent travel.

ANZ’s Charts that Matter: Tourism boom easing

Tourism is on a tear with no sign of slowing, driven by ever-higher numbers of Chinese tourists, right? Actually, no.

Year of Tourism offers new opportunities for China-ready businesses

The 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism offers opportunities for the tourism industry to forge closer links in China

What to expect from 2019 China-NZ Year of Tourism

Trade missions, marketing campaigns, airline partnerships and business, academic and cultural exchanges could follow the signing of the 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism initiative.

More flights, new visa rules to boost Chinese market

Air services to New Zealand from China have been boosted by 20% and measures to facilitate easier travel for Chinese visitors have been launched.

First North China trade famil to visit Kaikoura since earthquake

The first trade famil from North China to visit Kaikoura since the earthquake arrives this week.

Chinese spending plummets 26% over summer

Spending by Chinese visitors plummeted by more than a quarter over summer, according to Marketview.

New Zealand a Qyer Destination of the Year

New Zealand has been named a Destination of the Year by Qyer, a major Chinese free independent traveller online community with 80 million users.

Auckland Airport welcomes Sichuan Airlines

Auckland Airport welcomes the announcement that Sichuan Airlines will start flying between Auckland and Chengdu in China from June this year.

Is a gambling clampdown behind a big drop in Chinese visitor spending?

Chinese New Year spending dropped 10% across New Zealand compared to the corresponding holiday period last year, according to Marketview.

Hotel occupancy was down for Chinese New Year, even in Queenstown

Hotel occupancy across New Zealand dropped markedly for Chinese New Year in 2017, even in the country’s major resort town of Queenstown.

Lunar New Year: How agri can reap the rewards of Chinese tourism

Booming Chinese visitor numbers present a huge opportunity to create new agritourism products and experiences, according to ANZ Bank.
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