Source: Tourism New Zealand
The videos feature a diverse range of fantastic Kiwi operators showcasing the types of experiences that insights tell us consumers are looking for in a holiday.
Since launching in July, Messages from New Zealand has been viewed more than 13 million times.
According to Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive Stephen England-Hall, it is important to continue to maintain our share of voice around the globe.
‘Switching off activity and ‘going dark’ would result in a greater spend and effort to regain that share of voice when New Zealand is ready to welcome international visitors back.
‘Maintaining a share of voice in our offshore markets will play an important role in booking conversion for long-haul destinations like New Zealand, which can take anywhere from six months to two years from initial consideration.’
Tourism New Zealand continues to keep active in key markets like Australia, China, the UK and the US with travel trade training and marketing activity to promote New Zealand’s tourism offering.
“Even though the world can’t visit us right now, there are many ways consumers can choose to experience New Zealand, through our export products including New Zealand’s world-class food and beverage as well as digital content and experiences.”
“We’re working hard to encourage Kiwis to get out and try something new to support domestic travel and our tourism sector. At the same time, it’s equally important that we continue to build preference for New Zealand’s brand offshore to support exports today as well as drive our economic recovery when borders do reopen.”
According to TravelManagers Helen Rolton,’No-one knows New Zealand like these Kiwi tour operators. They’re true experts in their field and with them on my side, my clients get to see the best of New Zealand.”