New Zealand tourist industry signed multi-million-dollar deal with China

New Zealand tourism chiefs were celebrating yesterday after the mountain resort town of Queenstown won a major contract to host 10,000 salespeople of a Chinese company, Xinhua News Agency reported. Amway China will be sending 10,000 of its top salespeople to Queenstown, in the South Island, for five days, as a reward for hard work. Chief executive of the government’s Tourism New Zealand agency, Kevin Bowler, said the contract would be a major boost to the economy.
The 50 million NZ dollars (USD34.83 million) in value is estimated just from the company’s spend on the incentive alone, Bowler said in a statement, adding that each of the 10,000 staff will also contribute additional personal spend while in the country bringing the total even higher.
“China is now our second-largest and fastest growing tourism market, contributing nearly 1.7 billion NZ dollars to the economy in 2015. And Chinese tourists have the highest daily spend of any of our visitors,” read the statement, quoted by Xinhua.

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