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Self-isolation a ‘complete handbrake’ for international tourism

Pattrick Smellie
Fri, 04 Feb 2022

Self-isolation a ‘complete handbrake’ for international tourism
Tourism operators still fear NZ will drop off the wish-list, despite border opening moves today. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Pattrick Smellie
Fri, 04 Feb 2022
Yesterday’s border opening announcements do far too little to encourage tourists to come here or airlines to re-establish cancelled routes, says the Tourism Export Council.“We don’t think the announcement goes far enough to signal to international markets that New Zealand is open to sell with confidence and this is worrying,” said the council’s executive director Lynda Keene in a statement.“The self-isolation requirement is a demand destroyer if it remains in place.”Arrivals to NZ will have to self-isol...

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