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Queenstown is the epicenter of Omicron in the South Island, with dozens of businesses and hospo venues having to shut their doors because of self-isolation and close contact rules.
Queenstown is a prime example of just how tough the tourism and hospitality sectors are doing, all businesses are doing it tough.
Frequently, the family home is holding up the family business, so any failure of a business has huge far-reaching ramifications that go way beyond the immediate family. Julie White, Hospitality NZ CEO says, with Omicron, the end is in sight. They just need a bit of support from the Government and the taxpayer to get them to the finish line.
If you're in hospo or tourism, are you still hanging in there? Can you keep going?
Do you bite the bullet now or should the support keep going?