It's important your clients stay safe on the road on their trip to New Zealand.
The New Zealand Lions Series Tour 2017 will be taking place during New Zealand winter – which can create challenging driving conditions. Snow, ice and fog can be common in winter, especially in the South Island and around mountain passes. Your clients should be clued up on the weather forecast for the region that they are driving in, leave large following distances and make sure they travel with snow chains (and know how to fit them). For more advice on staying safe on New Zealand's roads in winter, check out our winter driving tips
There are plenty of options for transport if your clients would prefer not to drive. Choose from shuttles, buses and trains; many have flexible itineraries and take in some great winter sights and activities.
Some tips to help keep your clients safe on the road:
Print out or email your clients the Driving in New Zealand fact sheet.
Refer them to the Drive Safe website for comprehensive information about driving in New Zealand.
Advise your clients to use the Travel Time and Distance Calculator or GPS to plan their journey, as driving in New Zealand can often take longer than expected due to narrow windy roads.
Encourage your clients to take the tourist driving test to ensure a self-drive holiday is the right travel style for them.
As a travel seller you can educate yourself on the unique differences of driving in New Zealand by completing the online module, ‘Driving Safely in New Zealand’.