Movie boosts New Zealand tourism

The movie trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien fantasy novels inadvertently enhances New Zealand tourism.

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    Pre-production is underway on the latest J.R.R. Tolkien book to be given the Hollywood blockbuster treatment.

    The Hobbit, like the Lord of the Rings before it, is to be filmed in New Zealand.

    The popularity of the films has given a boost to the country's tourism industry.

    Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan reports from the ski fields of Tongariro National Park, New Zealand.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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