New Zealand wants to shun backpackers and budget travellers in a move that’s bound to alienate itself from many. This is particularly true in these times of economic hardship when even wealthy travellers are looking at budgetting more.
The move is bound to anger many, particularly as NZ built its industry on attracting young backpackers who generally dont spend much and add little to the economy.
NZ are particularly targetting travellers that sleep in their cars and park their campervans down residential streets so they have a free nights sleep.
NZ wants to move more into the upper end of the market and attract more high class travellers who dont mind getting ripped off by the over charging of tourism operators in NZ.