28 Oct 2021

Manawatū farmer an awards finalist for his virtual tours

From Checkpoint, 5:51 pm on 28 October 2021

It might sound hard to believe, but this morning more than 200 Tesla executives toured a Manawatu farm, despite closed borders.

It is virtual tourism, and Palmerston North based lifestyle farmer Arthur Chin is making the most of it.

He started New Zealand Nature Highlights tours mid-2020 and has played host to more than 4,000 guests.

Now a finalist for the 2021 NZ Tourism Awards and Sustainable Business Awards. He's hoping to show other tourism operators how they can make money online. Arthur Chin talks to Lisa Owen.