Christchurch Airport announces new partnership to grow Chinese tourism in New Zealand

    Christchurch Airport and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) signed (14-May-2018) a MoU which will help New Zealand businesses tap into Chinese e-commerce platform Alibaba. The MoU will see the parties work together to help small to medium sized businesses from both regions sell products and services to Chinese consumers who use the range of digital platforms owned by the e-commerce company. Christchurch Airport chief aeronautical and commercial officer Justin Watson stated: “This is a great example of two large organisations – at either end of the country – working together to grow New Zealand’s collective tourism and export success. In short, the MoU will enable kiwi businesses to connect and do business with the record number of Chinese visitors coming to New Zealand – before, during and after their trip”. [more – original PR]