Why Invest in Membership?

Inbound visitor numbers are estimated to rise to 4.9 million by the year 2023 and holiday arrivals (core business of the Tourism Export Council market) are forecast to expand to 2 million.

This is good news for Tourism Export Council Inbound Member tour operators, who process approximately 50% of the holiday visitor arrivals to New Zealand.

Key events such as America’s Cup, the Rugby World Cup and coverage generated by blockbuster movies including The Lord of the Rings epic, have put New Zealand in centre stage with wonderful media coverage world-wide. There has never been a more exciting time to be involved in New Zealand’s fastest growing export industry – now worth over $20 billion to the economy and responsible for 1 in every 8 jobs in New Zealand.

The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand is committed to adding value to your business and our Inbound Member tour operators provide the vital link between suppliers of New Zealand products and services, and the overseas wholesalers and travel agents who buy them. Approximately 80% of the world’s international travel business is processed by the travel agent and tour operator distribution system.

The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand’s focus is commercial and is designed to build long-term business relationships with your distribution networks, offer opportunities for networking and expand your business horizons in order to boost your business growth.

The Tourism Export Council is a family of Inbound Member Tour Operators and Allied Member product suppliers. Inbound Members endeavour to support and market Allied Member products, because they meet quality standards and offer the overseas visitor a New Zealand experience to remember.

Tourism Export Council of New Zealand members – Inbound Member tour operators and Allied Member suppliers – work together to expand the market for the benefit of New Zealand tourism and our overseas visitors. We are committed to putting the customer at the centre of our business.

Tourism Export Council – your tourism business 2 business network!

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