Story: Economic history

International tourists

International tourists

This cartoon in the Mercantile Gazette of 2000 suggests how much international tourists meant to the New Zealand economy. By then tourism had become the biggest earner of overseas income for New Zealand.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DX-023-003
Cartoon by Ashley W. Smith

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Brian Easton, 'Economic history - External diversification after 1966', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2023)

Story by Brian Easton, published 11 Mar 2010