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Published on : Thursday, May 12, 2016
New Zealand has once again won the award for the Best International Destination for Adventure by the Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2016. This is the fourth time and the second consecutive year that the tourism board is receiving this prestigious award.
Speaking about the award, Steven Dixon, Regional Manager – South and South East Asia, Tourism New Zealand, says, “New Zealand is known for the variety of adventurous experiences that it offers to travellers and we are very happy to see that the country is being recognized for this time and again. We see great interest in this segment from Indian travellers visiting the country and the award highlights our expertise in this travel segment to the world.”
For Indians seeking an adrenaline rush, New Zealand has become a favourite destination due to the wide variety of activities available throughout the country. The destination is famous for experiences such as skydiving, bungy jumping, scenic flights, hiking, canoeing, scuba diving, surfing, glacier walking and jet-boating. Sidharth Malhotra, Ambassador of Tourism New Zealand for India visited the destination in October 2015 and experienced the adrenaline pumping adventure offerings of New Zealand including activities such as the Skywalk, skydive, sand surfing, diving, hot air ballooning and many more activities.
India is an important emerging market for New Zealand. Latest international arrival figures show a total of 46,512 Indian travellers visited New Zealand for the year ending March 2016 which is an increase of 13.8% over the previous year. Among this, 22,864 travellers visited New Zealand for a holiday, up 17 per cent on 2015.
The Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2016 were hosted in Mumbai on May 9, 2016. Naomi Lobo, Public Relations Manager- India, Tourism New Zealand and Nisha D’souza, Marketing Communications Manager – India, Tourism New Zealand received The Best International Destination for Adventure award on behalf of the board.
Source:-Tourism New Zealand