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


Budget 2006: Funding to boost promotion of NZ

Hon Damien O’Connor
Minister of Tourism

Funding to boost promotion of New Zealand

Budget 2006 provides an extra $63.7 million over the next four years to enable Tourism New Zealand to undertake more promotion of the New Zealand experience to potential visitors overseas.

Tourism Minister Damien O'Connor said the funding increase cements in place Tourism New Zealand's annual expenditure of $69 million for the next four years.

The extra funding supplements previous time-limited and targeted funding that has been used to promote New Zealand overseas, and provides greater security for the industry, Mr O'Connor said.

"There is no doubt that offshore marketing helps to attract more visitors. In a competitive global tourism market it is vital we do more to ensure New Zealand remains at the forefront of the minds of potential visitors.

"Tourism has a critical role to play in expanding opportunities for New Zealanders and boosting the economies of regions across the country and it's going to become more important.

"The World Tourism Organisation predicts that a quarter of the world's tourists will visit the Asia Pacific region by 2020.

"The '100 percent Pure New Zealand' campaign shows how effective we can be. Tourism New Zealand is focused on attracting higher spending, interactive travellers who want to do more while they are here.

"Our strategy is helping to ensure the economic opportunities of tourism are maximised. And the extra $15.9 million a year will help Tourism New Zealand to expand its marketing efforts to ensure we keep telling potential visitors about the great New Zealand experience," said Damien O'Connor.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>


Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news