Skift Take

The Lord of the Rings film trilogy launched the modern age of NZ tourism. The nation is looking for a repeat with its celluloid prequel "The Hobbit."

For the fans of Tolkien who wish they could visit Middle-earth, New Zealand is, in many regards, the closest they will get. Certainly the Lord of the Rings movies created a huge boost to New Zealand tourism; it would be fascinating to know how many …

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