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As a travel seller, we understand the importance of knowing intimately a destination to be able to build itineraries confidently so that you can dream weave travel experiences that are tailored to your client’s needs.

Our Destination Queenstown trade team work closely with travel trade to help promote Queenstown, New Zealand as a premier four-season lake and alpine visitor destination.

Majestic natural setting, renowned activities, pioneering spirit and quality infrastructure all set the stage for your client’s next truly inspiring holiday in Queenstown.  Here you can find resources, tools and updates on new activities, attractions, accommodation, airline connectivity including new developments in our Trade Remarks newsletter. You will also find training resources for your team of travel sellers on how best to sell Queenstown whether you are new to our destination or have a focus on building itineraries such as romance, food and wine, or premium to the world.

Do you need images to assist selling Queenstown for your website or next brochure?  To support building a consistent brand story around the world, you can access our Destination Queenstown visual library

Share New Zealand’s favourite visitor destination with your clients.


Why Queenstown:

  • Escape - Queenstown is easily accessible, yet worlds apart from the stress of work and everyday life.
  • Majestic Landscapes - Queenstown’s beautiful, clean and safe environments set the stage for an unforgettable holiday.

  • Open to the World - welcoming, cosmopolitan and multicultural. We are passionate about our place and offer genuine hospitality.

  • Energy - Queenstown’s pioneering spirit has inspired iconic attractions from bungy jumping to award-winning wineries. 

  • Four distinct seasons - Each of the seasons has its own special vibe in Queenstown and the great thing is that most activities can be accessed all year round.

  • Wide range of accommodation - Queenstown has a huge range of accommodation styles to suit every age and stage, style and budget.

  • Bars & Restaurants - Delectable food and a great night out are always on the menu with over 150 bars and restaurants to choose from.


Start planning your client's Queenstown holiday. The possibilities are endless!

Trade Resources

Travel Trade Toolkit

How to Sell Queenstown


Image Library

Queenstown Facts & Statistics

Australian Trade Roadshow

USA Trade Roadshow

Meet the Team

Kiran Nambiar

Business Development & Convention Bureau Director

+64 3 441 0753

Kia Ora, hello, I have been living in Queenstown since January 2018, however my attachment to Queenstown started over 15 years back on my first visit here while I was working with Tourism New Zealand. Autumn is my favourite time of the year when everything around town turns green and gold! I love the trails around town and try to get out on walks with my three year old son as often as I can. Please do feel free contact me for any information you need about Queenstown for your clients.

Ella Zhang

International Markets Manager – Asia

+64 3 441 0708

I have been very lucky to call Queenstown home for the last 8 years. I am very grateful to travel frequently for work and also get to enjoy this amazing lifestyle here. In my spare time, I love taking my miniature dachshund Rocky for a walk or a bike ride around Queenstown. I also love playing golf as well as enjoying a glass of Central Otago pinot noir at 19th hole. I look forward to meeting you and sharing my local knowledge.

Kate Baxter

International Markets Manager - Western

+64 3 441 0702

A South Island Kiwi through and through. After travelling the world, Queenstown is home. Seven years ago, I came for the outdoors, cuisine, adventure, and the opportunity to develop my career in tourism. I have been fortunate to have been involved with some iconic brands and experienced so much diversity that Queenstown has to offer, yet I feel like I have only just started writing my own story. There truly is no other place like it! Every encounter capturing a piece of you and opening your eyes to opportunities so many dream of. I feel incredibly proud and lucky to live here, and have the ability to share my passion for this special place and encourage visitors to live their own adventures. I have a genuine connection to this place and the people – I love it!

Linda McIntosh

Business Development Executive

+64 3 441 0709

I’m a born and bred Kiwi, that is proud to call Queenstown home since 2002. I vividly remember travelling to Queenstown back in 97’ and writing a postcard from the Queenstown Bay lakefront to my family, that said “one day I would live in this place”! I was in awe of the intimacy of this little town that was complemented in striking contrast to the grandeur of the vistas that surround it. Somehow, still to this day, it makes me feel that there is something greater at play living here. Now married and raising two girls and there is no place greater to call home! When I’m not at DQ you’ll find me on the wellbeing seen practising yoga, walking the trails, connecting with the community and visitors alike.