Budget 23 enhance Maori tourism growth

 Friday, May 26, 2023 


A boost of $8 million to New Zealand Māori Tourism will assist the operators to protect themselves for the upcoming future.

Spread over the next four years, the investment recognizes the current disputes experienced by tourism and the major contribution of Māori to Aotearoa tourism. It has been developed on $15 million invested in New Zealand Māori Tourism in Budget 2021.

Hon Willie Jackson, Minister of Māori Development, said that Māori enterprises provided some of the best instances in terms of indigenous tourism world over.

Willie Jackson said that this investment is required to maintain the waka steady during these confusing times.

It will aid the trade carry on getting well from the disruptions of COVID-19, and to meet the rising demand as well when international travel restarts once again.

The investment will allow the New Zealand Māori Tourism to sustain business to Māori tourism where there is extreme demand for marketing recommendation and knowledge, and support for compliance.

New Zealand Māori Tourism is dedicated to work with the Māori tourism and contribute to their economy and give gripping visitor experiences, and construct a tough money-making and cultural leadership.

Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Associate Minister for Māori Development, said that helping Māori tourism in this way allowed the operators of Māori to grab a leadership role in the way visitors experience Aotearoa.

Māori culture is at the heart of their visitor experience, Nanaia Mahuta said.

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