There are fears that a lack of young people wanting to embark on careers in tourism could stall New Zealand’s top export earner.
Tourism is now worth a whopping $36 billion annually.
The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment is predicting a 27 per cent increase in the number of jobs in the sector within the next three years.
An estimated 16,000 new roles will be needed to be filled in Auckland alone where about 76,000 would be working in the industry.
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