Protecting our most precious asset, by Simon Milne.
Are we doing enough to protect our visitors? It seems that almost daily the newspapers report on tourists, young and old, who have lost far more than a camera or a bag: on some occasions everything they are travelling with. Thankfully these events are almost always followed by genuinely heart-warming stories of Kiwis rallying around to help the victims. Unfortunately, though, these outpourings of goodwill cannot hide the fact that crime against visitors damages our most precious asset: our reputation as a welcoming and relatively safe place to come for a holiday. Read the full article on Tourism Business' website.