Start planning trans-Tasman 'bubble' now, says Auckland airport chief

Start planning trans-Tasman 'bubble' now, says Auckland airport chief
Pattrick Smellie
The New Zealand and Australian governments should start planning now for a trans-Tasman travel 'bubble', even if it's months before it can safely be put into action, says Auckland International Airport chief executive Adrian Littlewood.If both countries maintain current, apparent success in containing the spread of the covid-19 virus within their own borders, the opportunity to open borders to one another would be a major boost to one another's deeply battered tourism sectors, said Littlewood, who chaired the influential Australia-New Zealand L...

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