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New Zealand makes travel for international tourists more expensive

Who New Zealand wants to visit, there will be deeper in the pouch to erode. Minister of Tourism Kelvin Davis announced plans for a local tax to 35 New Zealand dollars (21 euros) from the middle of 2019.

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‘New Zealand is an extraordinary destination for tourists and the increasing numbers of tourists to confirm the popularity of our unique country. But the success also brings a burden with it, ” said Davis.

The tourist industry is flourishing: in 2017 visited 3.8 million tourists to the country. And that while the population of barely 4.5 million, respectively. Also the next seven years is expected to grow. Against 2024 would annually 5.1 million visitors to New Zealand visit, more than a third more than in 2017.

The costs for public infrastructure. Many regions also have an urgent need for better facilities, ranging from toilets to car parks, said Davis. Australians, and residents of the islands in the Pacific Ocean will remain exempt from the levy.

Expensive visa

Now more and more people New-Zealand to visit and the risks associated with immigration have to be more complicated, also the price of the visa increase. Werkvisa will be 54 percent more expensive, visas 6.5 per cent and visas for groups of up to 45 percent.

Immigratieheffingen for those who come to New Zealand, move to another location, will be 43 percent higher. Finally, it will also make companies that the foreign workers employment, 20 percent have to pay more for werkgeversaccreditaties.

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