Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017
Tourism Industry Aotearoa, one of the largest export sectors of New Zealand believes that Government’s new interest on services exports will help in the betterment of the tourism industry. TIA also appreciated the launch of ‘Trade Agenda 2030’ a refreshed initiation of trade policy strategy.
TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts has been requested to be a part the new Ministerial Advisory Group on Trade on behalf of the $14.5 billion export tourism sector.
To quote Mr. Roberts, ‘Not only is tourism an important services export, it also serves as the ‘shop window’ for numerous goods exports. Visitors come here for our scenery and activities, but go home as ambassadors for our food and wine, and other products. The tourism industry is also keenly interested in working with other export sectors to preserve and enhance our environment for the benefit of future generations of New Zealanders and visitors.’
“We are pleased the tourism industry has been recognised in this trade strategy and I look forward to working with the Ministerial Advisory Group to implement it.”