Kiwis positive about tourism


WELLINGTON: New Zealanders remain mostly positive about international tourism in the country, despite concerns raised in the regions.
The findings of the Mood of the Nation survey were released this afternoon, which gauge the public’s perceptions of international tourism.
The research is undertaken by Kantar TNS on behalf of Tourism Industry Aotearoa and Tourism New Zealand twice a year.
It found attitudes towards tourism were highly dependent on where respondents lived, with Queenstown and West Coast residents raising the most concerns.
Increased traffic congestion, more littering and a higher risk of road accidents were the top three concerns for New Zealanders.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa chief executive Chris Roberts said both areas had small population bases and catered for a lot of international visitors.
“The government and the industry is not sitting on its hands, there is a lot going on to address and recognise the public’s concerns.” – RNZ

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