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Covid-19: A town in New Zealand adjusts to life without foreign tourists
20/09/2020 12:20 PM | Click to read full article
Across the country as a whole, foreign visitors spent NZ$17.2 billion ($11.5 billion) in the 12 months to March 2019. Ordinarily, they would spend roughly NZ$1.9 billion a year in Queenstown. The region is running at about 40% of normal in terms of tourist spending. Domestic visitors tend to be more price-sensitive than foreigners.
“There was a lot of talk of over-tourism, but now how keen are people to get on long-haul aircraft?”