China-New Zealand Year of Tourism 2019

The 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism was an opportunity for China and New Zealand to strengthen cultural, economic and people-to-people ties through tourism.

The year was a chance for New Zealanders to show our manaakitanga – our unique hospitality that promotes diversity, inclusivity and warmth to visitors from all over the world.

It was also an opportunity for all of us to learn more about China, so we can provide visitors with the best experience we can, and broaden our understanding of their deep and fascinating culture.

Tourism Cooperation Arrangement

Deepening our bilateral relationship and creating an enduring legacy of the China-New Zealand Year of Tourism, was the backbone of an updated Tourism Cooperation Arrangement between Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and Ministry of Culture and Tourism China. The Arrangement was signed in China on 26 June 2019.

The Tourism Cooperation Arrangement includes a range of undertakings including:

  • the exchange of expertise on ways of delivering high-quality, authentic visitor experiences
  • the sharing of knowledge and experience on innovative and sustainable tourism practices for example, developing new tourism products and creating additional value add from natural attractions
  • annual tourism cooperation dialogues of officials at a Vice-Minister level (or Deputy Chief Executive level) to discuss areas of cooperation

2019 New Zealand – China Tourism Cooperation Arrangement [PDF, 161 KB]

Last updated: 13 July 2021