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Register for China Approved Destination Status market updates

Tourism New Zealand is hosting China Approved Destination Status (ADS) market updates for industry including, inbound tour operators, tour guides, coach operators and visitor attractions.

Over 100,000 Chinese visit New Zealand each year on a group tour using a special ADS visa. To help maintain high standards for these visitors this market is governed by a Code of Conduct managed by Tourism New Zealand’s China Market Development Unit. Tourism New Zealand usually provides an update in Auckland every year but with the rapid spread of this market into the South Island we will hold an additional Market Update in Christchurch.

Dates and details are:

  • Wednesday 7 June, 10am-1pm, Heritage Hotel, Auckland
  • Thursday 15 June, 10am-1pm, Novotel Hotel, Christchurch

The programme will include presentations by Tourism New Zealand, Immigration New Zealand, the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment and others.

Please register you interest in attending by RSVP’ing to chinamarket@tnz.govt.nz by Friday 2 June.