Queenstown’s top tourism operators partner to support ISPS Handa New Zealand Open
Coronet Peak, Real Journeys, Eichardt’s Hotel and Shotover Jet are collectively partnering as a new entity called the Queenstown Group to become a major sponsor of next year’s golf tournament
The four partners want to showcase the wide range of tourism opportunities in Queenstown and forge a strong link between golf tourism and other experiences on offer in the multi-award-winning resort town. The Queenstown Group is supporting the tournament alongside event owners, the Ishii family at Millbrook Resort, which is the home of the open in 2017.
News of the sponsorship comes as tickets for the event go on sale. Ticket buyers will all go in the draw to win a prize package from the Queenstown Group, including two tickets on Shotover Jet, ski equipment, day passes and lessons for two at Coronet Peak, a BBQ dinner for two at the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant at Walter Peak, two passes to The Champions Lounge at the Open on the Thursday and Friday, and a two-night accommodation package at Eichardt’s including breakfast and cocktails.
The Queenstown partnership has been welcomed by Tournament chairman John Hart.
“It is especially exciting to have four of Queenstown’s most long-standing and successful tourism companies, all of them recognised around the world by the many visitors to this region, supporting next year’s tournament,” he said.
“This is one of New Zealand’s premier sporting events that delivers unique experiences, so it’s important for us to have support at this level from within the community in which we operate.
“We’re very proud that these four tourism operators are supportive of our efforts to continue to bring this world-class event to Queenstown and help us showcase what this region has to offer.”