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The sun is setting on unsustainable long-haul, short-stay tourism — regional travel bubbles are the future

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Unprecedented border closures and the domestic lockdown have paralysed New Zealand’s $40.9 billion a year tourism industry. In the process, the vulnerability of the sector to external shocks and the tenuous nature of tourism employment have been exposed.

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