Kāpiti Blogger helps take New Zealand to the world

A grassroots blogging and social media movement, supporting New Zealand in the wake of the Christchurch earthquake, is gathering major support worldwide with plans to saturate the internet with Kiwi travel content.

Independent travel bloggers are getting together to blog about New Zealand through #Blog4NZ – an event that calls for a 72-hour blackout of travel content throughout the world from 21 – 23 March.

The idea is designed to let the world know that New Zealand is still very much open for business.

Blog4NZ is already gathering momentum and key tourism operators as well as New Zealand businesses are offering incentives for the bloggers around the world to support the initiative.

The idea is the brain-child of New Zealand travel blogger John Reese, a Christchurch resident, and Kāpiti’s Jim McIntosh who turned to the power of the internet in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake to help New Zealand’s tourism industry.

While all thoughts went out to those people affected by the earthquake, they said travel bloggers were uniting to tell the world that New Zealand is a great place to visit and there is no better time than now.

For 72 hours, organisers want travel bloggers to publish as many articles as possible about New Zealand and for Twitter to be dominated by Tweets about travelling to the country.

See the Facebook link: www.facebook.com/blog4nz