5 Dec 2022

Hospitality sector back to pre-covid levels

From Midday Report, 12:42 pm on 5 December 2022

New Zealand's hospitality industry has bounced back to pre-Covid levels after two years of muted trading due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The latest report from the Restaurant Association has found the sector reached record sales of more than $13 billion dollars for the year ended September 2022, with spending in cafes and restaurants in particular returning to levels last experienced before the pandemic.

The Association's chief executive, Marissa Bidois spoke to Katie Scotcher.