Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Govt. Hits The Right Mark For The Tourism Industry

13 May, 2003
Government Hits The Right Mark For The Tourism Industry

The announcement by the Hon Mark Burton, Minister of Tourism today that Government will increase its funding through Tourism New Zealand by $15 million over the next three years dedicated to the US market is the best news our industry has had for a long time.

“The US market is immensely important to our industry and Tourism Holdings”, said Dennis Pickup, Managing Director for Tourism Holdings (THL).

“An increased investment right now is ideally timed as we know that the market is ripe for New Zealand but it does need that extra push in order for us to make the most of the opportunity.”

“It has been a long time since Tourism New Zealand has benefited from an increase of funds of this nature and it is equally a testament to the very considered approach and steady state success that Tourism New Zealand has demonstrated over the past few years in the face of a very difficult market environment.”

Following the US market Mr. Pickup indicated that the UK and some markets within Continental Europe and Japan warranted further consideration of additional support.

Mr. Pickup also said that he would hope this investment by Government would add greatly to Air New Zealand’s conviction to bolstering its development of its markets and networks in the USA market and beyond to London

“ We need to be reminded that this investment not only benefits New Zealand’s tourism industry but works to the benefit of all New Zealanders” he said.


© 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?) the 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>>




Submissions Summary: The People's Commission On Public Media

This Summary is a preliminary report from the People’s Commission. It brings together views and aspirations of the hundreds of people who made submissions, attended public meetings, filled out the online survey and made speeches to our Panel. More>>

Housing Plans: Protest Over Ihumatao Development

Ihumatao in Mangere, next to the airport in Auckland, holds the archaeological remains of 1000 years of food production; from when Maori first landed in the area, through to early European settler agriculture and right up until today. More>>


Negotiations: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word.. More>>


Contains Highly Colloquial Language: Your F**king Guide To Government Formation

The following message is in no way endorsed by the Electoral Commission. They are f**king done with this election. More>>

NZ Emissions Up 50% 1990-2013: Report Confirms CLimate Change Impacting 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>>


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>>


Rorschach Restructuring: Inland Revenue Steps Back From 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>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election