Opinion

We don’t just want rich tourists

Jehan Casinader
Sat, 21 Nov 2020

We don’t just want rich tourists
Jehan Casinader
Sat, 21 Nov 2020
Stuart Nash wanted to make a splash.He climbed into his garish swim trunks and dive-bombed into the pool – and a whole lot of people got wet.Last week, the new tourism minister made an extraordinarily theatrical entrance. In widely reported remarks, he proposed to reorient the tourism industry around wealthy foreign visitors. He promised to crack down on freedom campers who “shit in our waterways.”In part, Nash’s bullish remarks made headlines because his predecessor, Kelvin Davis, was virtually invisible in the por...

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