It’s one of New Zealand’s spectacular locations, nestled among the mountains in the south-west corner of the South Island.
And 11 months into a pandemic that has up-ended the global economy, shut borders and smashed the tourism industry the world over, tourist-focused businesses in Queenstown have a simple message for Aussies who want to take a holiday across the pond: “we want you back”.
While the district itself is home to only about 50,000 people, Destination Queenstown chief executive Ann Lockhart says the region — home to wineries, fine dining restaurants, cafes, spectacular ski fields and unspoiled nature — welcomed close to 2 million visitors per year, before the virus. Read more…..
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