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Philippine Airlines industry partnership Thursday, 25 August 2016

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Philippine Airlines to provide high-value visitors from this market a further incentive to choose New Zealand as a holiday destination.

Philippine Airlines’ Million Miler, Premier Elite, and Elite level Mabuhay Miles members are now eligible to receive streamlined visa processing from INZ, making it even easier for them to apply for a New Zealand visitor visa. 

Tourism New Zealand’s Regional Manager for South and South East Asia, Steven Dixon, say the recent launch of Philippine Airlines’ one-stop flight to Auckland via Cairns has contributed to the strong growth in holiday arrivals from the Philippines to New Zealand.

We warmly welcome this new initiative which makes it even easier for Filipinos to come and enjoy our fresh air and spectacular landscapes, meet our friendly locals and experience the diverse range of activities our country has to offer,

Mr Dixon says.

All applicants will still need to meet health and character requirements. INZ has worked with Philippine Airlines to put a robust process in place to ensure that all visa applicants who submit visa applications under these streamlined arrangements meet the necessary requirements. 

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