This year's summit will focus on the challenge of unlocking New Zealand's year-round visitor demand.

Our goal is to provide a forum that not only addresses industry issues but also provides relevant, useful tools to take away.





Doors open for International Travel Summit registration
Enjoy a light buffet lunch and networking




Call to be seated




Welcome from our MC, Ali Mau




Adrian Littlewood - Chief Executive, Auckland Airport
Auckland Airport infrastructure update
Comment on Auckland Airport's perspective on the tourism industry's opportunities

12.55pm     Scott Tasker - GM Aeronautical Commercial, Auckland Airport
New Zealand's aviation picture - International visitors and market demand
Year round demand - addressing the challenges

1.20pm     Nathan Farmer - Qual Research Partner and Jennifer Calvey - Senior Strategy Director, Big Picture
Sharing insights into research conducted on how to attract and grow visitors from Australia, the US and China during the off-peak season in New Zealand








Emma Eichbaum - Executive Director, Kantar TNS
Insights into research identifying the potential for Visiting Friends and Family to New Zealand to grow tourism


Nicole Scott - Market Development Manager Australia, Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand Australia VFR marketing activity designed to stimulate incremental demand from Australia to New Zealand across the year

3.20pm     Panel discussion - Unlocking New Zealand's year-round visitor demand
Angela Clifford - Chief Executive, Eat New Zealand
Kathy Hill - National Account Manager USA, Air New Zealand
Annie Dundas - General Manager, Hawke's Bay Tourism
Kiran Nambiar - Business Development & Convention Bureau Director, Destination Queenstown

4.20pm     Adrian Littlewood - Chief Executive, Auckland Airport
Auckland Airport Tourism Development Grant and wrap up




Day concludes

Presentations, photos and videos

Presentations, photos and videos

View presentations, videos and photos from the International Travel Summit 2018

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Speaker profiles

Speaker profiles

We have a fantastic line up of speakers this year from across the industry, providing useful insights and sharing experiences

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