Greetings from New Caledonia.
It’s safe to say that 2020 has been a very challenging year, and 2021 will be certainly again. In order to protect the local population and to avoid the widespread of the Covid-19 virus, our Caledonian government has taken the decision to maintain our borders closed until end of July. The situation will be reevaluated as much as needed.
As you know, CWW has been represented New Caledonia as a tourism destination on the market from 2016. Although we are very happy with their commitment, in this difficult context, we have to reorganize our activities on the Japanese market from January 1, 2021. Our Board of Directors has decided to temporary pool our strengths and resources with our strategic airline partner “Air Calédonie International” to maintain our brand awareness and trade relationships on the Japanese market.
The teams of Aircalin Japan, Aircalin Head office and New Caledonia Tourism Head office will entirely support you and help in any way we can. We will continue to entertain our training sessions, webinars, respond to media activity inquiries, promote New Caledonia through our social media, and implement marketing activities. We also are working hard on a bold marketing strategy in order to be ready to welcome our Japanese friends when travel reopens.
After January 1, please continue to reach out to us for all your needs and direct inquiries by contacting:
Aircalin Japan (represented by Shigeru Nakata, General Manager Japan)
Adresse: P.O. 78, Kasumigaseki Bldg, Chiyoda -ku, Tokyo, Japan 100-6017
Phone: 03-5860-9330 (available from 12Jan 2021)
The Japan market remains one of the largest inbound markets for New Caledonia and we are committed to continuing to engage with the Japanese travel industry, media and consumers as we wait for regular air service between New Caledonia and Japan to resume. New Caledonia is COVID-19 free and we are eager to welcome back Japanese visitors to our islands once tourism resumes.
Finally, I take also the opportunity of this letter to thank you for your continued support. New Caledonia has been the closest island to Paradise so far and it is even more true than ever.
Stay safe, and we look forward to welcoming you and your clients again soon.
(Source: New Caledonia Tourism / Julie Laronde)