Mas­sive win for NZ

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TEN thou­sand peo­ple will de­scend in waves on New Zealand’s South Is­land in 2018, af­ter Des­ti­na­tion Queen­stown along with its bid part­ners Tourism NZ and Air New Zealand se­cured the huge Amway China in­cen­tive for the re­gion. Groups of 500 at a time will visit for five days each through­out the off-peak au­tumn sea­son, with the deal es­ti­mated to bring a min­i­mum of NZ$50 mil­lion into the econ­omy. That fig­ure is based on Amway’s spend­ing alone, with the ac­tual eco­nomic im­pact likely to be much higher based on del­e­gate per­sonal spend­ing while in NZ. Tourism NZ CEO Kevin Bowler said the win “sends a clear mes­sage that NZ is a sig­nif­i­cant player in the in­cen­tive busi­ness sec­tor.”

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