15 Dec 17: Tourism making immense contribution to NZ

The tourism industry’s immense contribution to New Zealand is reflected in new economic statistics, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

The 2017 Tourism Satellite Account shows that more than 230,000 people are directly employed in tourism (8.4% of the workforce), with another 168,357 or 6.1% indirectly employed.

“That means one in seven people employed in New Zealand are supporting themselves and their families thanks to tourism,” TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts says.

The TSA is the official annual measurement of the New Zealand tourism industry, compiled by Stats NZ. 

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