Sky City & China Southern Airlines Tabled Documents
Rt Hon Winston Peters
15 November 2012
Link to Sky City & China
Southern Airlines Tabled Documents
First is issuing background information which proves that
Auckland’s Sky City Casino had significant input into the
Government’s deal to allow frequent flyer club members on
China Southern Airlines to dodge visa checks.
Winston Peters, who tabled the document today in Parliament,
says Sky City boasted in the Travel Trade magazine that it
“was working closely with China Southern Airlines to bring
VIP gamblers into Auckland seamlessly and confirmed the
casino was in talks to make the visa process easier”.
Link attached - www.traveltrade.co.nz
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