Tourism is about more than propping up Air NZ, say hoteliers

Tourism is about more than propping up Air NZ, say hoteliers
Ronnie Ronalde says: "Crikey, there's a lot in front of us." (Image: CPG)
Brent Melville
James Doolan, strategic director of Hotel Council Aotearoa (HCA), kicked off last Thursday's hotel sector hui in Auckland with a stark warning."If New Zealand doesn’t dramatically dial up public investment in tourism infrastructure, then hopes of becoming a high-value, aspirational tourism destination are a fairy tale."The head of the hotel advocacy group told the more than 450 industry executives at the Aotearoa Hotel Industry Conference & Exhibition (AHICE) that while occupancy had recovered to about two-thirds of 2019...

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