The prospect of Level 2 and its increased movement are still a distant prospect, but Tourism Industry Aotearoa is insisting any new freedoms proposed must include tourism and leisure activities.
TIA’s chief executive Chris Roberts insists that we cannot afford to wait. Postponing until Level 1 could cost the economy thousands of jobs he says, putting New Zealand businesses at risk.
“Many tourism businesses will simply not be viable if stringent travel restrictions continue at Level 2,” says Roberts.
Although there are provisions at level 2 for certain tourism activities such as kayaking and bungy jumping, Roberts says the restrictions on travel mean that there are few business will be viable if they cannot attract tourists from other parts of the country.
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