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Research Report 045 Tourism benefits from sealing roads: user survey of Milford Sound road

Published: | Category: Transport demand management , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

The benefits from sealing roads on the level of tourism activity and on gross tourism expenditure in New Zealand using, as a case study, the effects of sealing the Milford Sound road are reported.

The research, carried out in 1993, involved interviews with tourist organisations in Te Anau and with tour operators who operate into Milford Sound.

Some changes in tourist activity as a result of the road sealing have been identified, but changes to tourism expenditure or tourist numbers are not confirmed.

Keywords: Bus, coach, Milford Sound, New Zealand, rental cards, roads, tourism, traffic trends, unsealed roads

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  • Published: 1995
  • Reference: 45