Travel Update

Travel Update

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Destination Queenstown works with a number of partners to promote Queenstown and increase our profile in the domestic and international travel industries.

We have strong ties with our members (local business and tourism operators), Tourism New Zealand, airports, airlines, regional tourism organisations and industry bodies.

The Southern Lakes International Marketing Alliance

The Southern Lakes International Marketing Alliance (IMA) is a marketing collective made up of Destination Queenstown, Lake Wanaka Tourism and Destination Fiordland. The alliance promotes the collective Southern Lakes region as a premium visitor destination in long haul markets via participation in Tourism New Zealand-led trade missions and roadshows (e.g. Kiwi Links) in UK, Europe, Asia and the Americas.

New Zealand Tourism Industry

Destination Queenstown is a member of a number of tourism industry bodies to ensure we are up to speed on issues concerning our industry and to make the most of opportunities. These include: Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA), Regional Tourism Organisations New Zealand (RTONZ) and Tourism Export Council (TEC).

Find out more about the various formal partnerships, alliances and groups we belong to below.

Marketing partnerships

Southern Lakes IMA

Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA)

Regional Tourism New Zealand (RTNZ)

Tourism Export Council (TECNZ)

Heli Glenorchy Scenic helicopter flight

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The Remarkables Lookout in Autumn at sunset

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