Most local councils recognise importance of tourismPosted on 11/07/2018 by Jess O'Connor
Tourism is one of New Zealand’s most important industries — a fact that most local councils take into consideration when creating their long-term plans.
According to Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA), most councils around New Zealand recognise the benefits of tourism when making long-term plans for their communities.
TIA analysed more than 70 city, district and regional council long-term plans to gauge how they were preparing for tourism growth.
“It was important we undertook this mammoth exercise as local councils are a significant player in the $36 billion tourism industry,” says TIA chief executive Chris Roberts in a media release.
Mr Roberts said some examples of local councils investing in tourism include “funding for cycle trails, town revitalisation, tourism related developments such as the Taranaki Crossing project, and support for events to attract visitors”.
Seeing local councils preparing for tourism growth is not just good news for the economy and for tourists planning a trip to New Zealand — it’s also good news for people considering a career in the tourism industry.
When local councils invest in tourism projects, this often creates more tourism jobs throughout New Zealand.
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