Weekend Herald

Field of dreams

- Travel

In all the pro­nounce­ments by busi­ness com­men­ta­tors and politi­cians, there are few pre­pared to ac­cept that the “new nor­mal postCovid” will be sig­nif­i­cantly dif­fer­ent.

The over­whelm­ing ap­proach to solv­ing our eco­nomic woes is based al­most en­tirely on some­how re­grow­ing and ex­pand­ing the econ­omy — an econ­omy based on ev­ery­one spend­ing more. This “build it and they will come” at­ti­tude over­looks the fact that there will be less tourism, fewer overseas stu­dents, lower im­mi­gra­tion, few cruise ships and peo­ple far less in­clined to get out there and spend.

Don Bunting, Free­mans Bay.

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