China-New Zealand Year of Tourism 2019

China is a major market for our tourism sector. The China-New Zealand Year of Tourism in 2019 highlights the importance of our relationship.

A major tourism market

China is our second largest source of international visitors. By 2024 China is expected to overtake Australia as our largest source of visitor revenue.

Why China is important Visitor expenditure across key visitor markets 1998 2012

The China-New Zealand Year of Tourism

The China-New Zealand Year of Tourism in 2019 confirms the importance of our relationship, and offers opportunities for:

  • economic growth, and
  • a deepening cultural understanding between our 2 countries.

Visit the China-New Zealand Year of Tourism website(external link) for information about events and programmes planned for 2019.