The Chinese Chamber of Commerce is hosting a tourism investment summit to help then capitalise on the growing Chinese tourism market and encourage investment in this country's infrastructure.
The high profile event will host about 100 high net worth guests, comprising China's top tourism investors, in addition to those all too important investors looking to invest in tourism infrastructure.
China is New Zealand's biggest partner when it comes to trade and there will be over 50 direct flights from New Zealand to China per week over summer. New Zealand tourism arrivals have reached record levels; they hit 3.36 million in the year, with China contributed the largest increase with almost 84,000 people.
New Zealand’s tourism industry is seeking to attract off season tourists as well as increased investment in infrastructure; it is estimated that the country will have a shortfall of 26 hotels in the next decade.