Whanganui & Partners is welcoming a new central Government strategy on tourism.

The New Zealand-Aotearoa Government Tourism Strategy was launched in Wellington on Thursday by Minister of Tourism Kelvin Davis and Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage.

It focuses on the Government having a more active and deliberate role in the sector, along with a work programme designed to ensure growth in the sector is managed effectively, and that the benefits are shared more widely.

Initial priorities for the work programme over the next year include co-ordination across the tourism system, long-term sustainable funding methods, destination management and planning, and improved