Outside Auckland, tourist operators ask 'where the bloody hell are ya?'

Outside Auckland, tourist operators ask 'where the bloody hell are ya?'
How far afield will Aucklanders travel this summer? (Image: Deposit Photos)
Paul McBeth
Tourism operators up and down the country have been grappling with how to prepare for what should be one of the busiest times of year – the traditional Kiwi summer holiday.The rhetoric from the Beehive is that the one-and-a-half million or so Aucklanders currently under lock and key will be free to flee the city over Christmas and New Year and prices on Air New Zealand’s Auckland-Queenstown routes more than halve from Dec 6.But the usual tourism hot spots aren’t feeling the love quite yet – or locking in bookings.The loc...

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