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Colbert segment sparks tourism boost for New Zealand, leader claims

Added 12-05-19 06:18:03am EST - “Last month, Colbert recounted his adventures in New Zealand during a segment on CBS's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." Now, the country is seeing a boost in tourism,” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Colbert segment sparks tourism boost for New Zealand, leader claims”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has relied on hobbits, bungy jumping and rugby to entice tourists in the past.

Now Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern may have found the perfect spokesman to embrace all of the above and more: American comedian Stephen Colbert.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Ardern talked about the boost to the country’s vital tourism industry that Colbert appears to have singlehandedly orchestrated.

Last month, Colbert recounted his adventures in New Zealand during a weeklong humorous segment on CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

The first segment shows Ardern picking up Colbert from the airport in her car and hosting him for a backyard barbecue, with singer Lorde in attendance.

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