The two campaigns aim to boost low season visitor numbers. The campaign targeting independent travellers provides a free night’s hotel accommodation including breakfast, for every Thai Airways, Bangkok-Auckland-Bangkok round trip ticket purchased. Visitors can choose to stay in Auckland, Rotorua or Queenstown. Participating hotels include Sky City Hotel, Accor and Millennium Hotels. The promotion is valid until 31 August 2011.
The incentive market promotion offers a refund of the New Zealand group visa fee for every visit group of 20 people or more, with the promotion valid until 30 November 2011.
In the year to June 2011, New Zealand welcomed 20,000 visitors from Thailand with June 2011 arrivals up 1.8 per cent on June 2010 arrivals.
Also in New Zealand today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Wellington.
City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.
Wellington.mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.
Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.
Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.
City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.