A new online training module focusing on safe driving provides offshore travel sellers with the information they need to prepare people for a self-drive holiday in New Zealand.
The module, developed by Tourism New Zealand is the latest in a series of modules and was developed in answer to growing concern in New Zealand about the safety of visiting drivers. It will be available in seven languages and includes information from the New Zealand Transport Agency and the New Zealand Road Code.
Tourism New Zealand’s Chief Executive Kevin Bowler says: “We know that driving in New Zealand is often very different to where our visitors are from and that there are some unique conditions that people are unlikely to have encountered before.
It provides the sellers with all the information they need when they are talking to people who are planning their holiday and deciding whether or not self-drive is their best option.”
Driving Safely in New Zealand will be available to all travel agents selling New Zealand as a destination through the 100% Pure New Zealand Specialist Programme and will be actively promoted by Tourism New Zealand’s 12 international offices. The module is currently in English but will be translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, French, Spanish and Bahasa Indonesian.