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NZ goes digital for APEC21

Brent Melville
Tue, 30 Jun 2020

Brent Melville
Tue, 30 Jun 2020
New Zealand will still host the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum for 2021, albeit on a virtual, digital basis. The decision is another major hit for the embattled tourism and hospitality trade as NZ could have expected to welcome about 22,000 visitors through its borders from this December through to ‘Leaders’ Week’ in November next year.  Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters said the decision to go virtual for what would have been the largest economic meeting of leaders ever hosted by the NZ government, was a “prag...

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