Jim Moore

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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