This week, Jacinda Ardern will visit the United States to increase exports and attract tourists
Published on : Monday, May 23, 2022
This week, Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, will visit the United States in an attempt to increase exports and attract greater number of tourists as this country in Oceania is all set to reopen its international borders completely.
At this moment, the US President, Joe Biden, is on a five-day South Korean and Japan trip. However, as per the public agenda of Arden, she doesn’t require to meet with the US President at this moment. Mr. President of US will be returning to Washington on Tuesday, expectedly.
Ardern said that the relationship of her country with the United States is one of the most lasting associations with tremendous importance. In this mission of her, political and security engagement along with trade promotion and tourism will be given importance.
The bilateral trade between the US & NZ in 2021 worth about $18.5 billion. This was an annual growth averaging of 5% in the last 15 years. For New Zealand, US travellers became the third-largest tourism market. It formed almost 10% of the total arrivals before the COVID appearance.
Ardern said that travellers are now pre-planning their visits quite early months while choosing New Zealand as their summer destination. She said that this is the right time to get prominent in the US market and informing the Americans that now we are open for business as well as travel.