Visa delays blamed for a slow down in Indian visitors

Posted at July 24, 2019

Delays in processing holiday visas for Indian visitors are blighting an otherwise promising tourist market.

Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) chief executive Stephen England-Hall estimated our international visitor market lost $30m to $50m in revenue over the nine months to April as a result of an unexpected decline following strong growth from India.

He said visas were part of the problem and they were working with Immigration New Zealand (INZ) to find a resolution.

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Its really disappointing that country is grappling with this issue. Its raising concerns over the governance.