8 Apr 2015

AA to produce Chinese language guide to NZ

11:53 am on 8 April 2015

The Automobile Association says it will publish a travel-guide written in Chinese, aimed at tourists and Chinese people who live here.

Melanie Pipson

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AA Traveller general manager Moira Penman said alongside travel and attraction material, the guide will include information on road safety.

She said it was designed to cater to the needs of the 260,000 Chinese who visit this country each year, as well as the 170,000 who live here.

Ms Penman said that while there was travel information available to Chinese visitors, there was no comprehensive printed material available in their own language to assist them in deciding what to do while in New Zealand.

After Australians, Chinese tourists are the second largest group of visitors to New Zealand, followed by travellers from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan.

The guide will be available by November.