ETW STAFF – Mumbai
To attract Indian families to visit New Zealand this summer, Tourism New Zealand announced their collaboration with Malaysia Airlines to promote special travel deals, allowing consumers to explore the many great destinations New Zealand has to offer. Indian arrivals have been on the rise to New Zealand and are currently tracking at 29,920 (+ 5.7 per cent) year end January 2013. This exotic holiday experience can be explored from six departure cities in India including Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
New Zealand offers countless experiences coupled with breathtaking landscapes for Indian families to escape the summer heat. Whether its adventure activities, picturesque getaways, gourmet vegetarian cuisine made from the freshest produce, New Zealand is an ideal destination to break free from the monotonous routine and enjoy a fun filled and safe vacation.
Announcing this partnership with Malaysia Airways, Mischa Mannix-Opie, regional manager – South & South East Asia at Tourism New Zealand said, “We are pleased to associate ourselves with Malaysia Airlines once again. The strong reputation and reach that Malaysia Airlines enjoys in India makes it the perfect airline to partner our family campaign. At Tourism New Zealand, we deliver a 100% Pure New Zealand Family Bonding experience – as the destination has something to offer to everybody across all age groups. It’s an ideal destination for a family vacation where each member can individually and collectively indulge in experiences and create memories for a lifetime.”
Azahar Hamid, regional senior vice president, South Asia & Middle East, Malaysia Airlines said, “We are pleased to partner with Tourism New Zealand again this year after a successful collaboration in 2012. Whilst India remains among the top 5 Asian countries for tourist arrivals in New Zealand, there is plenty of potential to increase in this aspect. Through the support of Tourism New Zealand, we will be offering attractive all inclusive return fares from New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai to Auckland, New Zealand for the Indian holiday seekers.