Tourism New Zealand receives USD6.3m funding package in response to coronavirus

    Tourism New Zealand received (18-Feb-2020) a NZD10 million (USD6.3 million) government funding package in response to the impacts of coronavirus. Tourism New Zealand CEO Stephen England-Hall stated: “The funding will boost the response plan we communicated to industry last week to encourage growth from other markets”. New Zealand’s Government additionally approved NZD1 million (USD630,000) funding package to encourage domestic tourism for areas most affected that the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment will manage.