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Tourism New Zealand farewells Nick Mudge

Regional Manager Japan and Korea Nick Mudge will this month complete his contract with Tourism New Zealand and will leave Japan for the United States.

General Manager Asia David Craig says while Nick will be sorely missed, he is leaving on an high having made a significant impact in the markets.

“Both the Japanese and Korean markets are buoyant, visitor arrivals growing +14 and +13% respectively. The mood in Japan surrounding New Zealand as a holiday destination has been transformed from the difficult days that followed the 2011 earthquake.

“Nick also played a key role in supporting the teams in South and South East Asia for a six month period last year.”

He leaves after four years with the organisation and will enjoy some well-earned leave before seeking his next big challenge.