Gold Coast Tourism has announced new guidelines aiming at Kiwi Travellers. It is to stop Kiwi travellers from raining around New Zealand’s number one holiday destination.
The popular holiday destination has over 300 days of sunshine every year. However, Gold Coast receives a flood of bad weather carriers coming in the region annually.
The Gold Coast Weather Protection Unit (GCWPU) has implemented some new guidelines to help lessen the risk of exposure to negative weather conditions. The GCWPU will aim at the Kiwi travellers who according to them bring bad weather with them, reported nzherald.co.nz.
Senior Constable Steve Trique, the head of GCWPU said, “As the colder months roll into New Zealand, more Kiwis are looking to make their way over to the Gold Coast, bringing with them treacherous weather that we don’t want infecting our clear blue skies.”
He further stated, “Travellers need to know that we will be on them lightning fast if we suspect they have brought even a hint of precipitation with them.”
The Gold Coast Tourism website stated that in order to protect the beautiful weather in the region, the new rules had been introduced. They will restrict what New Zealanders can take with them while travelling to the Gold Coast. A new Weather Protection Unit has been assigned at the Gold Coast Airport to put in force the new travel restrictions. The GCPWU will enforce a strict layer of additional screening.
The Unit will conduct searches on suspicious travelers and restrict carrying prohibited items. There will be restrictions on pessimistic clothing like sweatshirts, jackets, hoodies, beanies, and boots; items which have traces of precipitation; items exposed to any harsh weather conditions in the last ten days; hot water bottles or wheat bags; Thermal or woolen clothing; and umbrellas, rain jacket etc.
Constable Trique said, “Already, offenders have been pouring in. A few were blown away at the changes but this is snow laughing matter. It takes just one Kiwi trickling past screening to bring the bad weather to the Gold Coast.”
The guidelines will be reviewed today.