It sounded highly laudable, when The Boss announced it.
The Government is co-investing in two new projects as part of the Tourism Growth Partnership.
The press statement from his office explains that the Tourism Growth Partnership is a $32 million contestable Government fund which aims to support innovation and productivity in the tourism sector.
Let’s call it a trough.
For each project approved for investment, the Government provides up to 50 per cent of the required funding.
And [drum roll please] the latest winners are….
Sorry, that’s not the official way of announcing it.
No, The Boss would prefer we say the successful applicants in the second round of funding are Christchurch International Airport’s Welcome China Project, which will receive $270,000 in funding, and Southern World Vacation’s Limited which will receive $112,950.