TOURISM

Airline announcement boost for tourism

Thursday 20 September 2012, 12:24PM
By Tourism Industry Association New Zealand
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Travel by New Zealand’s two most important visitor markets – New Zealanders and Australians – will be boosted by today’s announcement that Jetstar is increasing its services, Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) Chief Executive Martin Snedden says.

“New Zealanders travelling within their own country contribute $36 million in economic activity every day of the year. Offering them more good value options for flights between the main centres will definitely help boost that figure,” Mr Snedden says.

He also welcomed Jetstar’s increased flights between Australia and Queenstown, saying it would help grow New Zealand’s largest source of international visitors.

Almost 1.2 million Australians visit New Zealand a year, spending almost $4.5 million a day.

“The flow-on effects of the increased Jetstar services will benefit TIA members around the country, including attractions, activities, accommodation and transport providers,” Mr Snedden says.