Opinion

Time for the hard calls on hospitality

Paul McBeth
Fri, 25 Mar 2022

Time for the hard calls on hospitality
The PM has been wooing back the tourism and hospitality sectors. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Paul McBeth
Fri, 25 Mar 2022
The prime minister has been turning on the charm offensive to two of the hardest-hit sectors over the past fortnight as New Zealand enters its next phase in a post-covid world.First, we had the early entry of tourists from our favoured nations – those with visa-free entry – to give NZ’s visitor economy a hand after two years of losses and soul-searching for many operators. This was followed by a prime ministerial trip to tourism’s spiritual home in Queenstown, where Jacinda Ardern not only pressed the flesh, but took on...

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