A recent visit to Korea gave Tourism New Zealand's chief
executive Kevin Bowler the opportunity to personally thank the
Korean travel industry for its commitment to New Zealand.
Korean Airlines has confirmed it will return to daily services
from Incheon Seoul to Auckland over New Zealand's summer high
Korean Airlines are currently operating five services a week using
B747-400 aircraft and will return to a daily service from Dec
10 to March 3, 2013.
On meeting with Korean Airlines executives at regional
headquarters, Kevin was able to discuss upcoming high season
promotions and thank the airline for its ongoing support.
During his two-day visit, Kevin also attended the home of New
Zealand Ambassador Patrick Rata for the "Te Papa Club" meeting of
Presidents of the top Korean travel agencies.
The Te Papa Club was established about 10 years ago as an informal
gathering for senior members of the travel industry, for the
purpose of sharing information on developing New Zealand as a
Participants reaffirmed their interest in jointly developing New
Zealand as a destination from Korea and it was noted that the
quality of the Korean market is steadily improving.
Tourism New Zealand's Regional Manager Japan and Korea Nick Midge
says; "In recent times we have seen a move to higher quality tour
programmes coming from Korea which is a very welcome trend.
"We have also seen increasing interest from both group tours and
FIT/SIT clients and we believe this mix is well suited to the
variety of experiences that New Zealand has to offer Korean
Korea is New Zealand's seventh largest visitor marker by number of
visitors and Tourism New Zealand has been marketing in Korea for 19
years. This year marks the 50th year of friendship between New
Zealand and Korea.
There is a range of activity underway in Korea at present. Last
month saw the release of a revised hiking brochure, "New
Zealand - the perfect walks in the world", which will once again
profile our natural landscapes to active Korean hikers. Read more
about the brochure