Christchurch tourism recovery

Christchurch’s earthquake recovery is a key priority for government and for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Our team is focused on supporting Christchurch’s important role as a visitor destination and as the gateway for South Island tourism.

One of the ways we are supporting Christchurch’s recovery is through the Canterbury Tourism Partnership.

The Partnership is made up of the Ministry, Christchurch International Airport Limited and the Christchurch City Council. It provides funding and governance support to Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism, the regional tourism organisation, in leading tourism recovery.

[Read the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan].

The Partnership has supported initiatives including South Island and regional joint venture marketing campaigns and the development a long term recovery plan for the tourism sector. This has included working with the Christchurch Central Development Unit on the implementation of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan. 

More recently, MBIE has provided input to the Destination 2025 Discussion Paper: Capturing the Social & Economic Development Opportunities from Christchurch’s Visitor Economy which Christchurch International Airport released in 2015.

Related information

Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism website