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  • 19 Feb 2014 5:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The State of Victoria is acknowledged as Australia’s food bowl, with a global reputation as a secure, reliable and competitive producer of safe, quality, fresh and diverse food and beverages.
    To provide you with the opportunity to meet with some of Victoria’s premium food and beverage producers, the State Government of Victoria is pleased to invite you to our stand at Foodex 2014 and introduce you to the wide range of companies and products on display.
    Features
    • 29 companies:
    • More than 100 new and innovative food and beverage products, including wine, beer, juices, processed foods, meat, dairy, health and snack foods, nuts, ready to eat meal and desserts;
    • A seminar on Victorian Agriculture on Wednesday 5 March from 13:00 – 14:00 at Seminar Room B, Hall 3;
    • Business matching and meeting program;
    • Wine and Food Sampling; and
    • Japanese speaking staff from the Victorian Government Office in Tokyo and Austrade
    Date: March 4 (Tue) – 7 (Fri), 2014
    Time: 10:00 – 17:00 (Last day 10:00 – 16:30)
    Booth No.: B04, International Hall 2, Makuhari Messe

    Click on Link below to register your interest in meeting with specific companies, to order an entry pass and/or attend the seminar.

    Click here to complete the form online

    For further information please contact the Victorian Government Business Office Tokyo.
    Joe Gayton or Yukiko Hachiya at tokyo@invest.vic.gov.au or call us on +81 3 3519 3371+81 3 3519 3371 .
  • 18 Feb 2014 4:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


     

    Media release

    18 February 2014

     

    Air New Zealand launches low fare to boost Japanese arrivals

     

    Air New Zealand today launches a major campaign toattract Japanese travellers to New Zealand, teaming up with Tourism New Zealand to entice travellers between April and October.  

     

    The campaign, being pushed through digital and print platforms, targets both senior nature lovers and young adventurers with a lead in fare from ¥75,000 including taxes and surcharges for return travel to New Zealand, a discount of more than 30 percent on the standard lead in fare level.

     

    Air New Zealand’s General Manager Japan, Scott Carr, says Japan remains New Zealand’s fifth largest source of international visitors with more than 3 percent growth in 2013.

     

    Japanese tourists are some of New Zealand’s highest spending visitors and encouraging more to travel to New Zealand has benefits for both the airline and the country’s tourism industry.

     

    “The airline has an ambitious target to double visitation from Japan by 2019.  We’re focused on growing year round traffic and working with trade partners to develop attractive seasonal product and pricing to achieve this”.

     

    The airline works closely with Tourism New Zealand within the Japanese market and last year formalised this by signing a joint marketing MoU aimed at encouraging increased visitation.

     

    Nick Mudge, Tourism New Zealand’s Regional Manager Japan says demand over the peak New Zealand summer months has been extremely strong, and the two organisations are working  together to extend that high interest into the traditionally quieter shoulder season period.

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     “Interest in a New Zealand holiday is on the up at the moment and with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug launching in Japan late February, we are confident that interest and preference will only increase.

     

    “This campaign is perfectly timed to take advantage of New Zealand’s high profile with both the traditional Japanese traveller and the ‘young adventurer’ segment that we have been targeting together over the past months.”

     

    Air New Zealand currently operates daily return services between Narita and Auckland, with capacity set to increase from November 2014, with the progressive introduction of 787-9 operated services on this route. 

     

    Fares can be accessed via the Air New Zealand website www.airnewzealand.co.jp .

     

    Ends

     

    Issued by Air New Zealand Public Affairs ph +64 21 747 320+64 21 747 320

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