Government earmarks extra $20M for tourism over 4 years including funds for smaller centres, Key says

Jonathan Underhill
Fri, 13 May 2016

By Fiona Rotherham May 13 (BusinessDesk) - The government is to invest an extra $20 million over four years to support tourism, with $12 million heading to a new fund to help communities with small infrastructure projects as tourism numbers are forecast to climb to 4.5 million by 2022. The new funding is in addition to the more than $130 million a year the government currently spends in the tourism sector. Local government bodies will need to apply to the new Regional Mid-Sized Tourism Facilities Fund to access the $12 million and Prim...

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