Kāpiti and Horowhenua districts have both shown increasing numbers of tourists in the last year and both Councils are now in line for significant Tourism Dollars.
Friday’s announcement of a $14.9 million Government investment in tourism infrastructure will help regions benefit from the growth in tourism, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.
$14.2 million of the spending comes from the $25 million a year Tourism Infrastructure Fund, while $700,000 is going towards cycle trail maintenance.
TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts says the funding will help communities provide fantastic experiences for both New Zealand and international visitors. Another $10.7 million is expected to be available in a second funding round in early 2018.
Mr Roberts says TIA is strongly encouraging councils to put in applications to the next funding round. He says Councils should take advantage of the opportunity to secure investment into good projects that will support the growth of tourism.