71 days ago

Coronavirus: Tourism operators face 'daunting' future with no bookings or income

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

Businesses in Queenstown have started shutting up shop as tourist numbers plummet and revenues dry up.

Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford and Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis met with representatives at an urgent meeting, chaired by Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult, in Queenstown on Thursday to discuss the "dire" situation.

It was further exacerbated by the wider border restrictions announced on Thursday evening, essentially banning all non New Zealand residents.

How is your business coping? Read more here and tell us your thoughts in the comment below or by emailing reporters@press.co.nz

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Kia ora Otago, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.

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