Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

New Tourism Forecasts Released At Conference

New Tourism Forecasts Released At Tourism Conference


The Minister of Tourism Mark Burton has released new forecasts on the expected growth in tourism activity over the next 6 years.

The forecasts are the latest outputs of the Tourism Research Council's research programme, and have been undertaken for the Council by McDermott Fairgray Group.

"This is a very substantial body of work," Mark Burton told the Tourism Conference in Rotorua this morning.

"It includes forecasts of international visitor arrivals, international visitor nights and expenditure, the regional impacts of international tourism, and domestic tourism activity.

"Among the highlights are that international arrivals are forecast to grow by an average of 6.3% per annum to 2.7 million arrivals in 2007. In this period, annual expenditure by international visitors is forecast to increase from $4.7 billion to $8.1 billion.

"These forecasts provide the industry and its related sectors with a very sound basis for planning to meet these robust levels of demand," Mark Burton said.

"The forecasting programme has also been extended to provide analysis of tourism demand and expenditure at the regional level.

This is particularly important, as it will permit a better understanding of tourism at the level where so many of the key decisions are taken - by businesses, by local government and by regional tourism organisations.

"There is no doubt that tourism will continue to grow in importance and will increase its contribution to the New Zealand economy. These forecasts will play a key role in informing decision-making processes," Mark Burton said.


Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Reaction

Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced

 

Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>

ALSO:


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election