解释你的理解的结果:图1 & 4和表3 & 5
Significant events that impacted tourism activity for 2013 were the world premiere of the big screen Hobbit trilogy, the discontinuation and introduction of certain route services by some airlines, Chinese visitors crossing 200,000 for the first time, ongoing influences of the global financial meltdown and robust increase in cruise passenger and cruise liner visits.
Explain Your Understanding of the Findings in: Figures 1 & 4 and Tables 3 & 5
Figure 1 in the tourism satellite account 2013 report shows an outline of the tourism expenditure flows in the New Zealand economy for 2013. It denotes the value added to the New Zealand economy by tourism both indirectly and directly, direct and indirect employment, the imports of services and goods and the GST received by the government.
Figure 4 shows the share of tourism expenditure denoted by the type of product. Under the figure, retail sales account for the biggest share at 22% with air passenger transport at 18% following close on heels. Food and beverage serving services and retail sales of fuel and similair automotive products both account for 12% followed by other passenger transport at 10%. Accommodation services and other tourism products both account for 9%. GST paid on purchases by the tourists make up 6% while education services account for 3%.
The table 3 shows the international tourism expenditure in comparison with chosen primary exports. For the year 2013 international tourism clocked $9,778 million. This compares favourably with meat and meat products that recorded $5,279 million and wood and wood products that registered $4,383. Seafood recorded $1,369 million. Only dairy products that include casein product category clocked more than international tourism by registering $12,349 million. Thus it can be gauged that international tourism is the second most lucrative export category for New Zealand for 2013 and thus is a prime category to be given due importance with regard to exports (Swarbrooke and Horner, 2007).