There are almost too many great reasons to sell New Zealand as a holiday destination.
It’s a country that offers something for everyone – with its diverse range of landscapes and activities, you can create a holiday full of adventure, a food and wine connoisseur’s dream trip, or the most relaxing getaway from life’s hustle and bustle ever.
Read on for more reasons why you’ll love recommending New Zealand to your clients.
Variety of landscape
Glaciers or beaches, thermal wonders and lakes, mountains and the best vistas in the world – it’s all here in New Zealand. Best of all, clients don’t have to travel far within New Zealand to experience it all.
New Zealand has a temperate climate all year round, although it’s generally warmer at the top of the North Island and gets cold and sometimes snowy down south in the winter – with amazing pockets around the country where the sun is often shining, like in Nelson or Marlborough. You can be skiing in the morning and home for a surf at the beach by the afternoon.
There are four distinct seasons in New Zealand:
Spring, September-November 7-17C/ 45-63F,
Summer, December-February: 12-23C/54-75F
Autumn, March-May: 8-18C/48-65F
Winter, June-August: 3-12C/39-55F
Your clients can get their adrenaline pumping with adventure activities around the country such as jet boating, sky-diving, caving and heli-biking, bungy jumping and much, much, much more!
If your clients are looking for a more relaxed experience there are many on offer, from beautiful golf courses to spectacular wineries and restaurants to enjoy, the chance for a soak in a natural spa or just a relaxing day spent at one of New Zealand’s many beaches.
Fantastic food and wine
New Zealand has an abundance of different food and wine experiences available to your clients, from fine dining to casual café culture with great coffee. New Zealand also has some of the best wineries in the world, producing many award-winning wines including a Kiwi favourite, the Sauvignon Blanc.
Unique culture and history
New Zealand is a young country, but one with a rich culture and history. There’s a vibrant arts culture, with many museums and art galleries including Te Papa
– our national museum – in the capital city, Wellington. The unique Māori culture of its indigenous people can be explored around the country, with plenty of chances for visitors to visit a marae or see a traditional kapa haka (Māori performing arts) show.
Accessibility for international travellers:
- Over 20 international airlines fly into New Zealand.
- The main cities are serviced by international airports in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
- Once here, visitors can easily travel around the country. Domestically, most main centres are served by two primary airlines, Air New Zealand and Jetstar, supported by smaller regional airlines. A variety of aircraft can be chartered, if required.
A few more reasons why New Zealand is also an easy place to visit:
- New Zealand has an excellent tourism infrastructure.
- It’s safe here – we’re regularly voted one of the world’s safest countries.
- Visitors are warmly welcomed – the Kiwi hospitality is well known.
- From 1 October 2019, visitors from visa-waiver countries must request an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) prior to coming to New Zealand. Your clients may also have to pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). For more information on the ETA and IVL, visit Immigration New Zealand.