Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Resort catches coronavirus

A Queenstown businessman says he started the year believing the summer of 2020 would be the best ever for his business. Now he's having second thoughts. Like accommodation providers, retailers and other tourist operators in the resort, he's come to rely...

China travel ban slammed

A Queenstown tourist operator believes the New Zealand government's coronavirus-induced travel ban on Chinese is an over-reaction that'll damage the resort. The two-week ban, imposed this Monday, is aimed at containing the spread of a deadly, fast-spreading virus that originated...

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...