16 Sep 2020

Documents reveal problems with tourism 'strategic asset' funding

From Checkpoint, 5:07 pm on 16 September 2020

Tourism operators are demanding a review into the controversial government fund that new papers show was nearly scrapped before it got off the ground.

The Strategic Assets Protection Programme has been under fire from the industry for creating what they see as an uneven playing field.

Now briefing documents show it was riddled with problems, and ministers appear to have dismissed official advice designed to make it fairer.

Tourism reporter Tess Brunton has more.