Japanese Students Say “NO!” to New Zealand Homestay
Posted by te2ataria on May 6, 2009
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Thousands of Japanese homestay students have so far canceled winter trips to New Zealand
Thousands of Japanese homestay students have so far canceled winter trips to New Zealand, reportedly due to the flu scare.
It very reassuring that the PM John Key is unable to do simple arithmetical, despite years of working in a bank. John [Pinocchio] Key earlier asserted that “one or two” Japanese tourists had also canceled their visit to New Zealand, after learning that the Indian government had advised people not to travel to New Zealand.
“The cancellations are disastrous for homestay businesses and the hundreds of Waikato families who rely on homestay students for top-up income.” Waikato Times said.
“New Zealand was one of the first countries to have confirmed cases of swine flu and this was widely reported, and exaggerated, in overseas media.”
The truth is, “where there’s smoke… ” well you ought to know the rest of that!
“Cambridge-based farmstay business Rural Tourism Holdings is usually gearing up for large groups of Japanese students at this time of year, but the flu scare has them cancelling trips.” [Ouch!]
“Manager Melissa Earby said four groups, or 700 people, had canceled so far.” [And that’s in Waikato, alone!]
“We sat down yesterday and worked it out and each group cancelling costs us about $40,000,” Ms Earby said.
[That figure does not include the full impact on the false ‘economy,’ does it?]
“Half of the company’s business is based on Japanese tour groups, who land in Auckland, spend a few days on farm for the experience and head off to other regional tourist attractions, such as the Waitomo Caves.” WT reported.
“They’re reading headlines over there that are saying swine flu could potentially affect 50,000 New Zealanders, but that’s simply not the case,” Ms Earby said.
She said 300-plus families around the Waikato would miss out on homestay income. “We’ve seen this happen before with Sars and the bird flu. The Japanese, especially, are a cautious nation. They will cancel at the drop of a hat if they see any risk. You can’t blame them when you see those kind of headlines. We try and send that message out there, that we are a safe place, but it’s hard to change people’s views sometimes.”
[It’s amazing Ms Earby managed to say all of that without once insulting the Japanese!]
“Mountain View Farmstay in Tamahere had also fallen victim to the downturn in tourism interest, said owner Brenda Bern.”
“I’ve had three bookings from Japan cancelled. The three groups of four people were to stay three nights each on May 14, May 21 and the beginning of June.
“I’m very disappointed. It came through the travel agent, who did all they could to reassure them that it was safe.”
[They would try, wouldn’t they, those lying ****]
Let’s hope the Koreans, Chinese … read a page from the Indian and Japanese book of “Sensible Holidaying!”
And to all Asians who are in doubt about going to New Zealand:
Don’t cancel your trip just because of the flu scare, far worse evils await you in that country!
- New Zealand UNSAFE for Tourists
- Swine Flu Mystery and Air New Zealand
- Swine Flu Mystery Deepens
- Was Dr Adu-Bobie A Victim of Biological Warfare Experiments?
- South Korean tourist’s head chopped off with spade
- Another Chinese Student Killed in New Zealand
- Proudly Killed in New Zealand [Most recent toll]
- New Zealand has total contempt for Asians, especially the Vietnamese, Chinese, Koreans, Japanese and Indians.
- Every death in New Zealand should be treated as murder, unless proven otherwise!
- Tourists Killed on New Zealand Roads
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