First Hobbit film set to boost New Zealand tourism


The first film in The Hobbit trilogy is set its world premiere in New Zealand on Wednesday, and the country hopes it will boost its tourist trade.

Director Peter Jackson's previous blockbuster series, The Lord of the Rings, is thought to have brought up to 150,000 tourists to the country - worth about $400m (£250m) a year.

Sharanjit Leyl spoke to Tony Everitt, Tourism New Zealand's Asia manager in Shanghai.

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.