Story: Tourist industry

Japanese visitors, 1992 (2nd of 2)

Japanese visitors, 1992

A busload of Japanese visitors photograph the spot at Kings Wharf, Wellington, from which Japanese explorers left for Antarctica in the early 20th century. Japanese tourism grew from the 1970s, but the market presented challenges – for example, Japanese found New Zealand food tasteless. Due to language barriers and cultural preference, most preferred travelling by bus in guided parties. By 1985 there were more Japanese than British visitors to New Zealand.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1992/3312/2
Photograph by Mark Coote

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Margaret McClure, 'Tourist industry - Long-haul air travel', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by Margaret McClure, published 11 Mar 2010