Otago Daily Times

Do­mes­tic re­cov­ery seen

- Business · Travel · Wellington, New Zealand · New Zealand · Tourism

Welling­ton: While in­ter­na­tional tourism is ex­pected to flat­line for the rest of the year, New Zealan­ders are pre­dicted to spend more than usual over sum­mer.

Mod­els re­leased yes­ter­day from Tourism New Zealand pre­dict the in­ter­na­tional mar­ket will not fully re­cover un­til at least 2024.

But do­mes­tic travel will bounce back from this Novem­ber, and it is ex­pected to sta­bilise to around pre­Covid lev­els by May.

The model as­sumes a transtas­man bub­ble will be in place at the start of next year, but it will be Au­gust 2022 be­fore the usual vol­ume of Aus­tralian tourists re­turns. — RNZ

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