Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Tourism Manifesto

Tourism Manifesto

The Tourism Election Manifesto’s six key priorities will keep an emphasis on reaching the $41B target set out in Tourism 2025.

David Perks, Chair of Regional Tourism Organisations New Zealand (RTONZ) commented that “it’s time that tourism is better recognised as one of the bedrocks of New Zealand’s economy. From a regional tourism perspective, a far greater investment needs to be made both in money terms and political will to move tourism up the ladder of economic importance,” he says.

“Getting the workforce right, infrastructure improvement and sustainable tourism were 3 elements identified in the Manifesto that regions must absolutely focus on to lift the long term health and growth of the industry,” said Mr Perks.

A robust partnership between industry and government is essential to growing the tourism economy and enhancing Brand New Zealand.

Visitors, both international and domestic, are more discerning and sophisticated in the way they spend their hard earned tourism dollars. The opportunities for regions lie in bringing new thinking and fresh, innovative ideas and product to market in a rapidly changing consumer landscape.

“Central Government must be seen as a partner in tourism at the grassroots. It needs to play its part in supporting tourism, not just through off-shore marketing, but by ensuring that the right policies and structures are put in place regionally to ease constraints on local industry and Territorial Authorities,” he said.

RTONZ applauds the release of the manifesto, and is fully supportive of the aims and objectives contained in the document.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Real Estate: Foreign Buyers Ban Passes Third Reading

The Bill to put in place the Government’s policy of banning overseas buyers of existing homes has passed its third and final reading in the House. More>>

ALSO:

Nine Merger: Fairfax Slashes Value Of NZ Business

Fairfax Media Group more than halved the value of its Kiwi assets, attaching just A$40 million to mastheads that were once the core of a billion dollar investment. More>>

Collecting Scalpers: Commerce Commission To Sue Viagogo

The Commission will claim that Viagogo made false or misleading representations: • that it was an “official” seller, when it was not • that tickets were limited or about to sell out • that consumers were “guaranteed” to receive valid tickets for their event • about the price of tickets... More>>

ALSO:

Price Of Cheese: Fonterra CEO Goes Early After Milk Price Trimmed

Aug. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group chief executive Theo Spierings is leaving the role early after the world's biggest dairy exporter lowered its farmgate payout and trimmed its dividend to retain cash. More>>

ALSO: