Sidharth Malhotra as brand ambassador for India

Tourism New Zealand announces Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra as brand ambassador for India

Tourism New Zealand is geared up to introduce exciting activities in the Indian market as they announce one of the most sought after Bollywood actors, Sidharth Malhotra, as the brand ambassador for India.

Sidharth will be Tourism New Zealand’s first Indian ambassador from India. The lead actor of Student of the Year, Hasee Toh Phasee, Ek Villain and Brothers is a self-made star who stands out from the crowd and has a massive following, particularly among young people. He has over 4.3 million followers on social, which is the highest following for a male star in his peer group.

As a lover of nature, great outdoors and extreme sports, Sidharth is looking forward to visiting New Zealand soon and will first-hand be exploring its breath-taking beauty, diverse landscapes, warm and hospitable people and an array of activities. Sidharth will also experience New Zealand culture meeting local Maori during his action packed visit to both the North and South Islands.

Sidharth Malhotra

                                           Sidharth Malhotra

Speaking about this announcement, Steven Dixon, Regional Manager – South and South East Asia, Tourism New Zealand, says Sidharth is young and dynamic and extremely keen to experience New Zealand’s offerings. From adventure activities to food and wine experiences, local culture to luxury indulgence, New Zealand is gearing up to surprise Sidharth at every step of his journey. We look forward to hosting him and making him feel at home in New Zealand.

Sharing his excitement, brand ambassador Sidharth Malhotra adds, “I have heard from my friends about the many activities that New Zealand has to offer and I am very excited for this trip. I’m a traveller who believes in experiencing everything that a destination offers and New Zealand has so much to offer. I am gearing up for some hard core adventure such as Skydive, SkyWalk and diving, and I can’t wait to experience the local wildlife in New Zealand. I have also heard extensively about the food and wine, Maori culture and other unique experiences that the country offers. , My fans from New Zealand have already reached out to me and I look forward to interacting with some of them during my trip.”

Steven Dixon

                                                                                                                Steven Dixon

New Zealand (or Aotearoa – land of the long white cloud), truly is one of the most picturesque and photogenic places on earth. The country is made up of some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes, from vast mountain ranges, steaming volcanoes to sweeping coastlines. It is a natural playground for thrill seekers and adventurers and those who simply want to visit for the culture and landscapes.

Additional Information

Tourism New Zealand markets New Zealand to the world as a visitor destination. In the year ending August 2015, 3.017 million international visitors came to New Zealand. International tourism is one of New Zealand’s largest earners of foreign exchange, adding around NZD 9.8 billion.

Visa procedure: One may forward their application to the TT office in Mumbai or Delhi, which will then be directed to the High Commission. A visitor visa for New Zealand is processed within 15 working days.

Airline connections: Connecting flights to New Zealand are available on Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific and Malaysia Airlines with stop-overs in their respective hubs.  New Zealand’s international gateways are Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

Domestic services: You can fly between all New Zealand cities and most major towns using domestic air services. Air New Zealand and Jetstar are the main providers. Their services are complemented by regional airlines, charter companies and scenic flight operators.

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