19 Jul 2010

Adventure tourism review wanted now

6:06 am on 19 July 2010

The father of a British tourist whose death sparked an inquiry into the adventure tourism industry, is urging the swift release of a report reviewing the sector.

Chris Jordan wrote to the Prime Minister last year after his daughter Emily Jordan drowned in the Kawarau River, near Queenstown, in 2008.

She became trapped in rocks while on a river boarding trip.

Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson has had the review for more than a month and Mr Jordan says waiting for its public release has been agonising for him and his family.

He has not seen the report, but hopes his concerns are addressed, with clear recommendations, particularly about auditing of adventure companies.

It's expected the review will be taken to Cabinet on Monday.