Travel bubble unlikely to lead to hike in domestic travel prices

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 7 Apr 2021, 2:50PM
(Photo / NZ Herald)
(Photo / NZ Herald)

Travel bubble unlikely to lead to hike in domestic travel prices

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 7 Apr 2021, 2:50PM

Domestic travel prices aren't likely to rise considerably when Australian tourists return to our shores.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yesterday announced New Zealand will open to quarantine-free travel with Australia on April 19.

Tourism pricing expert Andrew Pascoe told Kate Hawkesby New Zealand operators will still depend primarily on domestic travellers.

"Operators are gonna take a wait and see approach to this bubble coming back. The domestic market has been a market that operators want to protect." 

He expects to see increased demand, and some pressure in particular pockets that are popular with tourists. 

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