• Cyril McAree

Talking Screen Tourism In New Zealand

Wellington in New Zealand, from its position as ‘Middle-earth’, provided the perfect setting for a recent discussion on the importance of screen tourism. Moderated by Irish-born Cathy O’Sullivan, the panel included Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons and Tourism New Zealand CEO Stephen England-Hall. The audience was made up of influential members of the New Zealand film and tourism sectors, as well as government representatives.

PIC SHOWS: Jake Downing, Head of Tourism, Weta; Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland; Stephen England-Hall, CEO of Tourism New Zealand; Stefan Roesch, Founder, FilmQuest; and moderator Cathy O’Sullivan, at a screen tourism discussion in Wellington.

The event also featured a showcase of some of the best on-screen partnerships – including Tourism Ireland’s work with Lucasfilm and Star Wars and with HBO and Game of Thrones.


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