Prime Minister John Key says he will keep the tourism
portfolio if National is re-elected.
He said National would continue to support overseas
promotion, including international business conferences to
come to New Zealand, and to build closer tourism ties with
"Having the portfolio as one of the Prime Minister's
portfolios ensures that tourism is at the heart of the
Government's economic thinking. I will continue to advocate
for the New Zealand tourism industry when I'm overseas on
official visits," he said today.