Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau thanks New Zealand travel trade & media at Auckland industry event
Grapevine, Texas has travelled to Auckland for their first in market sales mission, since engaging with Canuckiwi back in early 2020. Grapevine has remained active and engaged with the trade over the last two years, providing many training experiences and events, from live on location webinars to scavenger hunts, trivia events and a rock painting event.
Heather Egan Director of Leisure and International Sales met and presented Grapevine to a full house of Auckland trade and media at Non Solo pizza in Parnell.
Heather is looking forward to hosting key media to the 36th annual GrapeFest in September. GrapeFest is the largest wine festival of the Southwest and boasts the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation.
At the same time Heather will be taking rocks painted by New Zealand and Australian trade and media partners from their event in 2021, to place them in the international section of the Grapevine Rock Art Trail. The Rock Art Trail has earned a Guinness World Record title for the largest display of painted rocks.
With the launch of the American Airlines flight from Auckland to DFW on 1 November 2022, he timing of this mission has been even more significant. Grapevine, Texas is only 10 minutes away from DFW giving Kiwis direct access to be able to base themselves in Grapevine and explore the area including Dallas and Fort Worth before renting a car to drive to Oklahoma to explore Route 66 and more.