The group will split into two teams upon arrival with the first making sales calls to industry representatives in Mt Maunganui and Hamilton. The second team will visit Christchurch and Dunedin in the South Island. The teams will reform in Auckland on 31 August to host two impressive seminars at the Langham Hotel and the Spencer on Byron Hotel on the North Shore. Over 100 members of New Zealand's tourism community will attend the seminars where the Roadshow Team will promote Tonga directly to the international market.
Winner of the 2011 Miss Heilala Pageant, Miss Liberty Afeaki, will join the group on Tuesday to provide public relations support at the event. She will continue to promote Tonga during the Rugby World Cup. With millions of people watching Auckland it is a fantastic opportunity to steal some of the spotlight for Tonga.
The Roadshow Team will be returning to the Kingdom on Saturday 3 September.ENDS
Issued by the: Ministry of Tourism, Tonga Visitors Bureau, Nuku'alofa, 2011.