Tourism New Zealand, Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand have announced their new joint venture partnership for the India market for the travel period May 2017 to April 2018. The campaign aims to increase number of Indian visitors to New Zealand out of Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Coimbatore, Thiruvananthapuram and Vishakhapatnam through special promotional fares.
New Zealand has witnessed a steady increase in arrivals from India with 53,424 travellers visiting the destination as of March 2017 (year-on-year increase of 14.9 per cent).
Speaking about the partnership, Steven Dixon, regional manager – South and South East Asia, Tourism New Zealand, said, “New Zealand is the ultimate destination for many Indian travellers and this special promotional fare provides a great opportunity to turn their dream holiday into reality.”
David Lim, general manager – India, Singapore Airlines, commented, “Singapore Airlines offers 98 weekly connections from 11 cities in India to Singapore and together with our partner – Air New Zealand, we provide over 25 weekly, onward connections to three cities (Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington) in New Zealand. Working closely with our destination partner – Tourism New Zealand – we are delighted to connect the Indian traveller seamlessly to all the iconic Kiwi experiences.”
Scott Carr, regional general manager Asia, Air New Zealand, added, “India is one of Air New Zealand’s fastest growing emerging markets and we’re excited about the potential of this campaign to reach more Indian travellers. Through our alliance and code share services with Singapore Airlines, we connect passengers from 11 Indian cities to Singapore, where they can access three non-stop flights a day to New Zealand. We’re thrilled to be bringing seamless travel experiences to Indian visitors looking to explore New Zealand. ”