by Amanda Cropp — 6 MAY 2021
Tourism Minister Stuart Nash announced the 12-point Tourism Communities: Support, Recovery and Re-set Plan at the annual Trenz tourism conference in Christchurch. Six of the initiatives will focus on Fiordland, South Westland, Queenstown Lakes, Mackenzie District and Kaikōura. The remainder assisting the industry nationally to cope with the economic loss of international visitors and prepare for a reshaped future. The package will roll out between now and 2023, investing in new programs like small business support, tourism infrastructure, the conservation estate, Māori development, economic and regional development, and mental well-being support.
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