The funding, from the Government’s Major Events Development Fund (MEDF), will see almost a million dollars invested in the Royal Wellington Golf Club to host the Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship next year. It was announced in a joint statement from Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman. Mr Joyce said the four day tournament, which will be broadcast live to more than 150 countries, provides a strong platform to showcase New Zealand as a great tourism and golf-tourism destination. Read the full statement
Tourism New Zealand works with industry to market New Zealand's wide range of unique and spectacular golf experiences. We know that golf visitors spend more on average and fit well with Tourism New Zealand’s drive to maximise tourism by encouraging people to visit more regions and to travel during the shoulder seasons.
Tourism New Zealand’s in-market teams use specific marketing material to showcase the unique and diverse New Zealand golfing experience focused on appealing to golf enthusiasts planning their next trip here in addition to those who may include a round or two while they're here. Check out the new content.