Thursday 26 September 2013

Tourism New Zealand Partners with Thai Travel Agents on Spring Themed Tours

Orchard in Spring, Cromwell, Central Otago, South Island, New ZealandTourism New Zealand, in collaboration with five Thai travel agents, is offering group and independent tours to picturesque New Zealand during the colourful spring season.

The promotion features independent tours starting from THB16,970 and all-in This is part of the ‘100% Pure New Zealand Spring Colour's campaign celebrating the country’s most vibrant season, as both Kiwis and visitors head outdoors and the events calendar is packed with experiences from food and wine festivals to jet-boating and even spring skiing.

The Thai travel agents partnering Tourism New Zealand are Holiday Tours & Travel, First World Tour, Always Vacation, Global Link and Reliance Holidays.

Group tours include a full board eight day/six night discovery of ‘New Zealand North and South Islands’, priced THB85,900 – exploring the length and breadth of the country from Auckland and Christchurch to popular adventure and sport capital of Queenstown, and the world famous geo-thermal hot springs of Organised by Global Link and Reliance Holidays, the tours are from 19-26 October 2013 and 16-23 November 2013, price inclusive of return international air ticket with Qantas Airways, domestic air ticket, all tax and fuel surcharges.

Among independent tour promotions, First World Tour offers self-drive North/South Island holidays of five days/ nights with motel accommodation and rental car from THB29,900 per couple, available until 30 April 2014.

32004TS00: Tourists photographing on deck of cruise boat in Harrison Cove, Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park. Mount (Mt) Pembroke behind (2015masl). Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, Southland Dist., NZ
Always Vacation features five day/night self-drive North/South Island tours from THB16,970 per person, with motel studio room accommodation and rental car (1.6-1.8L), available throughout October 2013.

Holiday Tours & Travel offers five day/night self-drive North Island tours from THB11,900 per person, with motel accommodation and Hertz rental car, The “Discover 100% Pure New Zealand Colours” campaign is also supported by Thai Airways, offering special roundtrip fares to Auckland starting at THB 29,580* (economy) and THB 87,745* (business class) until 30 November.

New Zealand’s events-filled spring calendar includes numerous garden festivals such as the Taranaki Garden Spectacular and traditional blossom festivals in the fruit-bowl regions of Hastings and Alexandra.
L457_MASTER_reDescribed as 'Mardi Gras meets haute couture', New Zealand's World of Wearable Art (WOW) is a unique creative event at end of September has become a global phenomenon. New Zealand's largest and most dynamic art event in Wellington attracts entries and an audience from all over the world as more than 300 designers, and a cast and crew in excess of 400, join forces in a spectacular performance where fashion and art collide.
For seafood lovers, the Kaikoura Seafest on October 5, 2013 takes place on the South Island’s eastern coast, showcases the region's amazing bounty. Wine lovers are not forgotten, with the acclaimed Toast Martinborough event bringing together top local wineries just outside of the capital for a celebration of this year’s vintage.

Wildlife and walking experiences are ‘must-do’ activities, and in springtime, natural waterways are at their best for hurtling downstream in a jet boat and white water rafting. Skiing in New Zealand also lasts into spring extending the season for the seriously keen, and providing breath taking colour contrasts for photographers.

Wow factor venues like the Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch are also welcoming visitors alongside other iconic tourist attractions, with the Gondola recently reopening, and both the heritage Tramway and Arts Centre Market Square scheduled for an October return.

New Zealand Cup and Show Week, the country’s largest spring festival, features nine days of racing, rural fun and style in November. A feast of creative events include the Christchurch Arts Festival and SCAPE Biennial public art installations, the Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA), and the Body Festival, an annual festival of performance and dance.

“New Zealand is a quality, attractive holiday destination for Thai travellers and springtime is without question the most pleasant and exciting time of the year to visit,” said Mischa Mannix-Opie, TNZ Regional Manager for South and Southeast Asia. “From popular festivals and breath taking vistas to thrilling adventures, there is definitely something for everyone.”

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