Auckland Airport: New Zealand fast becoming a hot ticket for high-value Indian visitors

    Auckland Airport released (09-May-2017) new research at their annual International Travel Summit in Auckland highlighting that New Zealand is rapidly becoming a sought after, premium destination for high value free independent travellers from India. The report shows the number of Indian visitors arriving in New Zealand has increased 79% over the past five years, with 53,424 visitors arriving in the country in the year ending Feb-2017. Auckland Airport acting aeronautical commercial GM Scott Tasker stated despite the lack of a direct flight connection to New Zealand and it being relatively distant compared to other choices, “Indian visitors are increasingly viewing New Zealand as a hot destination, particularly those who have high discretionary incomes and are looking for something different”.