After a brief pause with its in-market presence in the New Zealand and Australian markets, Travel Oregon is back to re-engage with the travel trade and media here.
Account director for Australia and New Zealand and principal of Canuckiwi, Corey Marshall, says the pandemic has been incredibly challenging to navigate.
American Airlines and five USA destination partners have launched the 2022 Sell Your Way to the USA incentive programme.
This offers New Zealand and Australian travel agents an opportunity to Sell Their Way to the USA and secure a spot on one of five famil opportunities to travel from October 2022 to March 2023.
Destination DC has reappointed Canuckiwi Ltd as its representative agency in the Australian and New Zealand markets.
Pre-pandemic, the markets produced more than 90,000 visitors per year for Washington, DC, keeping them in the top 10 overseas arrival markets for the nation’s capital. During the pandemic, there have been new attractions, renovations and exhibits that have extended growth in DC’s neighbourhoods and will continue to be the draw card for visitation.
Visit Anchorage is re-entering the New Zealand and Australian markets with the re-appointment of Canuckiwi Ltd as its representative agency.
‘Pre-pandemic our markets were ranked as Alaska’s number one international market for visitor arrivals,’ says Corey Marshall, director of Canuckiwi. ‘With the rise in interest for wide open spaces and independent travel vacations post pandemic it is an extremely important time to ensure awareness amongst trade partners of the offering Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska has available for when international travel resumes in 2022.’
Premium economy flights on American Airlines and famils packed with interesting land content are features of the 2020 Sell Your Way to the USA incentive programme launched recently.
Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau has appointed Canuckiwi as its international representation firm in Australia and New Zealand.
A long term relationship with the New Zealand and Australian markets and the trade here continues to pay off for the US state of Oregon, says Todd Davidson, chief executive officer of the Oregon Tourism Commission. Davidson says Australasia is now the fifth largest overseas market for Oregon, spending US$42 million dollars a year there. Traffic from the combined markets grew by 53% from 2013 to 2018.