I read about the 10,000 Chinese incentive group delegates arriving in Queenstown with some chagrin. Queenstown, the adventure capital, Disneyland of the outdoors where we provide recreational pursuits for travellers from all over the world. Or at least we used to.
Tourism is booming. It is not the first time in our history you could say that. From the late 19th century to the beginning of World War 2, tourism was the growth industry fuelling the Wakatipu. For the really adventurous, venturing beyond Glenorchy was the Holy Grail. After the boat trip to Glenorchy from Queenstown, add to that a further two and a half hour horse and cart ride, and you reached Paradise.