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ChristchurchNZ Trade Resources

The ChristchurchNZ trade team work closely with travel trade to promote Ōtautahi Christchurch and Waitaha Canterbury as a premier year-round destination.

See below for updates on activities and attractions, where to dine and stay, as well as fun and quirky stories that make Christchurch and Canterbury a unique place to visit.

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Image Library

Explore our video, imagery and city narrative assets.
Christchurch Old Government Building

Hotel Guide

Discover our regional hotels
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Newsroom

Keep up to date with the latest news.
Akaroa Harbour Sailing

Product Directory

Explore our trade ready product.
Christchurch Ilex Cafe Inside

Group Friendly Restaurants

Enjoy our wide selection of group friendly restaurants, many within walking distance of central city hotels.
Pita Bread

Christchurch & Canterbury Halal Guide

Our guide to the best halal and Muslim-friendly eateries.

Explore our Districts

From the Pacific Ocean, ancient volcanic peninsula and wondrous marine life, across patchwork plains, home to adrenalin pumping activities, lush vineyards and braided rivers rising to pristine glacial lakes and the majestic Southern Alps presided over by Aoraki/Mount Cook. You'll find something special in Canterbury.

Work with us

ChristchurchNZ encourages international travel sellers and inbound tour operators to experience our wonderful region year-round. There are varying levels of support available, so feel free to contact us at any stage to ask about assistance with activities, accommodation, site inspections and more.

Christchurch Riverside Lunch Diners Outside

Feeling Social

We have a strong social media network, with passionate fans who enjoy all kinds of images from around our region - especially those big scenery shots! While you are out and about in Christchurch and Canterbury, include  #christchurchnz and #canterburynz  in your social media posts to leverage off a group of people who are actively engaged with the region. 

New Brighton Pier at Sunrise

Travel Trade Visits

ChristchurchNZ encourages international travel sellers and inbound tour operators to experience our wonderful region year-round. There are varying levels of support available, so feel free to contact us at any stage to ask about assistance with activities, accommodation, site inspections and more.
Christchurch and Canterbury Famils.

ChristchurchNZ assists in the development of key partner famils for New Zealand inbound tour operators, international wholesalers, travel sellers, and airlines. If you have staff that would benefit from visiting our city and region, please get in touch so we can discuss your specific needs and determine what assistance may be available to you.

Autumn in Hagley Park Christchurch

Tourism New Zealand

ChristchurchNZ works closely with the Tourism New Zealand trade team in the development of itineraries for visiting travel trade. Our organisation aims to maximise exposure on all travel trade activity with Tourism New Zealand, showcasing Christchurch and Canterbury as a place of opportunity and exploration, offering amazing experiences at all times of the year.

You may also consider applying for the Tourism New Zealand Explore Programme.

Christchurch Margaret Mahy Playground

Explore New Zealand Programme

Tourism New Zealand offers a discounted programme to help you discover New Zealand so you can share your knowledge with clients back home.

The benefit of the Explore Programme includes access to great discounts from accommodation and tourism operators who can showcase the best places and activities of which there are now over 1000 offers to choose from.

The Explore Programme is suited to frontline travel sellers currently selling New Zealand, as well as product planners, managers and other key decision makers who can increase New Zealand's profile as a visitor destination.

For full details and information on how to apply, check out the Tourism New Zealand website.

Regional Itineraries

Breathtaking scenery, thrilling adventures and world class food and wine. Explore our regional itineraries.

Meet the Team

Julia Hunt

Julia Hunt - Trade Partnerships Manager

Julia heads up Trade Partnerships team dedicated to growing the share of international visitor and student markets for Christchurch and Canterbury. Julia is well connected within the Tourism networks in New Zealand and offshore. Julia’s favourite way to showcase the city is with ‘Chill Urban’ bike tour and her favourite day out is exploring Akaroa and Banks Peninsula. If you want to learn more about how channel marketing and international distribution can benefit your business, please get in touch.

Contact Julia

James Brickland

James Brickland - Trade Partnerships Executive

James has a passion for tourism and is exciting about all the new offerings around Christchurch. The Riverside Market is one of his favourite lunch spots and a great place to take visiting agents. When James isn’t hosting a group around the region, you’ll find him mountain biking at the Christchurch Adventure Park. Get in touch with James if you are planning a famil or need local expert knowledge

Contact James

Cissy Chen ChirstchurchNZ

Cissy Chen - Asia Markets Manager

Cissy is the Asia Markets Manager for ChristchurchNZ. One of Cissy's favourite places in Christchurch is Harper Avenue in spring - which comes alive with a spectacular show of beautiful cherry blossoms. Get in touch with Cissy for local advice and information on the latest offerings in Christchurch and Canterbury for your clients.

Contact Cissy