Cook Islands Deputy PM: NZ tourism ‘is our main industry and makes up 75%-80% of GDP’

    Cook Islands‘ Deputy Prime Minister and Finance and Economic Management Minister Mark Brown said: “While in New Zealand tourism income makes up about 6% of the GDP, in our country tourism is our main industry and makes up 75% to 80% of GDP” and “Our public health and industry readiness continues to develop at pace” (RNZ, 28-Jul-2020). Mr Brown said the Cook Islands tourism sector “also provides a net economic benefit to New Zealand through the importation of its food and other products and the purchase of services from New Zealand based travel wholesalers and airlines”.