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‘Bespoke’ base

By MATTHEW MCKEW West Indies cricketing legend Chris Gayle could be among international sporting superstars based in Queenstown if there’s progress on talks to make the resort a ‘‘bespoke’’ isolation base. City Hall, the government, Southern District Health Board, NZ Cricket...

Indian slump

Queenstown's valuable Indian tourism market's been hit by delays in Immigration New Zealand processing visitor visas. Visitor numbers and spending from the world's second largest population had been steadily growing in recent years, however holiday arrivals into NZ dropped 11.3...

Worry over Chinese turn-off

An unexpected drop in Chinese New Year visitors is worrying Queenstown's tourism boss. Chinese taking New Year holidays in Queenstown have topped up hotels during summer peaks in recent years. This week, however, 'vacancy' signs hang outside resort hotels and rooms are...
The government is sounding a dire warning about Queenstown’s hotel shortage. Queenstown editor David Williams checks in. Queenstown and Auckland hotels will not be able to meet demand by 2020 if occupancy rates continue to grow at their present rate,...
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