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Tourism New Zealand launches virtual travel event for 100% Pure New Zealand Specialists

Ready for the #ArrivalRevival of NZ travel? Say "Kia Ora" to Hui Kaihāpai - an exclusive invite-only virtual event that will bring together certified New Zealand Specialists to connect with hand-picked, awarded operators and exhibitors.

Ready for the #ArrivalRevival of NZ travel? Say “Kia Ora” to Hui Kaihāpai – an exclusive invite-only virtual event that will bring together certified New Zealand Specialists to connect with hand-picked, awarded operators and exhibitors.

Following Tourism New Zealand’s first Virtual Travel Expo in June ‘21, the team has announced it is launching Hui Kaihāpai – a gathering and celebration of 100% Pure New Zealand Specialists, as they prepare to embrace travel in 2022.

Tourism New Zealand says it has gathered invaluable feedback from the Australian market to create Hui Kaihāpai, bringing added value and expertise via 1:1 prescheduled appointments with high-quality, vetted contributors – designed to guarantee connection in a competitive market.

“Australian’s had a taste of quarantine-free travel in 2021 that reignited their passion to explore new international experiences,” said Andrew Waddel, General Manager Tourism New Zealand, Australia.

“Our recent research shows over one in three Australians will likely travel to New Zealand within six months of borders re-opening.

“One in five of these travellers will look to use travel agent services more often, to book their trips to New Zealand. Hui Kaihāpai will equip travel sellers with the tools and information they need to sell New Zealand holidays.”

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Māori dance, New Zealand

The Hui Kaihāpai Virtual Travel Event will be hosted via EventsAIR on Thursday 2nd December 2021 from 10:00am – 12:00pm AEDT.

This event is exclusively for Gold-certified Australia-based 100% Pure New Zealand Specialists, with limited spaces available for 100% Pure New Zealand Specialists who are Silver and Bronze certified.

The event will also include three commendations recognising New Zealand Specialists, presented by Tourism New Zealand executives and distinguished guests.

The primary award, The Aumangea (bravery and resilience), will recognise the Specialist who has Kept the New Zealand Dream Alive in 2021, alongside, The Hoa (friend or companion), and The Ākonga (champion of learning). 

Click here to learn more about the commendations and how to enter for a chance to win.

Click here to register and start the process of becoming a certified 100% Pure New Zealand Specialist.