Chinese travellers are being invited to try a real New
Zealand experience by staying at holiday parks - including in
Otago - promoted by a new video from the Holiday Parks
Association showing them what to expect.
The video was shot in Auckland using Chinese actors and there
are Mandarin, Cantonese and English language versions.
''The Mandarin version has been loaded on to our youk.com and
Weibo accounts to enable Chinese nationals to easily view the
video,'' association chief executive Fergus Brown said.
''We are seeing an increasing number of mainland Chinese
visitors travelling in camper vans and staying in holiday
parks. The free, independent travel [FIT] market from China
is growing quickly and we are finding that these FIT visitors
are big spenders when it comes to buying activities and
attractions through our holiday parks.''
China is now New Zealand's third-biggest visitor market, with
more than 191,000 visitors a year.