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Lack of tourism recruitment could affect our reputation to overseas tourists

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 13 Jun 2022, 9:47am
Tourists at Fox Glacier. Photo / 123RF
Tourists at Fox Glacier. Photo / 123RF

Lack of tourism recruitment could affect our reputation to overseas tourists

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 13 Jun 2022, 9:47am

It is no secret that tourism is struggling to recruit workers, but the extent of the shortage is becoming apparent.

The sector lost 65,000 workers at the beginning of the pandemic, and they're not all coming back.

Migrants on working holiday visas are not making a difference so far.

That creates flow on effects, slower service and shorter opening hours, and some say this could affect our reputation to overseas tourists.

Director at Hotel Council Aotearoa James Doolan joined Andrew Dickens.

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