Queenstown Mayor appalled by Government's treatment of tourism industry

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 14 Mar 2021, 5:12PM
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Queenstown Mayor appalled by Government's treatment of tourism industry

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 14 Mar 2021, 5:12PM

Queenstown's Mayor is struggling with the injustice of tourist operators being denied a bailout.

Jim Boult says dairy farmers would've had Government assistance a long time ago, but tourist businesses are treated differently.

He told The Weekend Collective they've asked the Government for a trans-Tasman bubble after no luck seeking an assistance package.

"If this was the dairy industry and we couldn't export milk powder for two years, I don't think they'd kill off the herd and start a new one when we're able to start exporting again, and effectively that's sort of what's happening in the tourism industry."

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