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Christchurch Airport Showcases to the US

The stunning natural beauty of New Zealand’s South Island and its many incredible attractions and experiences have been showcased to travel trade across North America, with three spectacular events in four days taking place in New York, Dallas and Los Angeles.

SOUTH, a focused group of the South Island’s 14 regional tourism organisations working collaboratively with Christchurch International Airport and other industry partners to grow international tourism to the South Island, partnered with American Airlines and Tourism New Zealand to take its Kia Ora SOUTH series of trade events on the road in the US.

The events, which feature performances from a Maori culture group, shine a spotlight on one of the most desirable travel destinations in the world.

Exhibitors featured at the event and included the Marlborough Tour Company, Destination Queenstown, Skyline Group, The Helicopter Line, ChristchurchNZ, Distinction Hotels, Heritage Hotel, Southern Discoveries, Whale Watch Kaikoura, Great Journeys of New Zealand, Ngāi Tahu Tourism, Hapuku Lodge and Scenic Hotels.

The events provided the perfect platform for American Airlines to promote its seasonal non-stop flights connecting Los Angeles and New Zealand.