Dynamike: I have no interest in the Royal Tour, but as the saying goes: "It pays to advertise".
One Million for the international publicity NZ has received from the Royal Tour is a bargain.
And it's not just tourists, it's also exported products. There will be an increase in the sale of NZ produced goods during and immediately after the tour, and many people will like what they bought and continue to buy more.
Plus I wouldn't call it a holiday. If my holidays were anything like the Royal Tour, then I think I'd always stay at home.
A trip to Pacific Aerospace, two war memorials and a day at church... I don't know how they can stand it...