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NZ Seen As Expensive By Some Visitors
NZ is safe and scenic but prices are high, say many tourists (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 235)
Aug 16, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
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New Zealand is often viewed as a premium holiday destination because of its isolation, and maintenance of its high-quality experiences through word of mouth referrals. The current tourism growth has been unprecedented, with almost 5 million visitors expected by 2023.

New Zealand's scenery and safety rated highly in a survey of international visitors, but there were gripes about expensive food, accommodation and activities. British and American tourists loved NZ most, while visitors from Japan and Korea gave the lowest overall ratings.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) survey, completed over a three-and-a-half year period from late 2013, provides a snapshot of how satisfied tourists felt about their experiences here.

The bulk of travellers are visiting friends and family, and while appreciating the scenery, the proportion very likely to recommend others to visit has slipped. Most people said New Zealand met or exceeded their expectations, particularly the environment. The top-ranked attractions were bush walks, mountain climbing, caving, photography and sports events, But they were less than happy with the cost of accommodation, food and beverage, transport and even less pleased with fast food outlets. There were also concerns expressed about inconsistent quality and the lack of free wi-fi.

The report also noted that feedback from the tourism industry showed real concern that pressure on infrastructure and the environment from visitor numbers could have a negative impact on visitor experiences.

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