6 May 2020

Coronavirus: 200,000 tourism workers could lose jobs

From Morning Report, 7:37 am on 6 May 2020

Tourism Industry Aotearoa has been surveying tourism businesses about how they are being affected by the drop in business since the borders closed and the lockdown began.

Almost 80 percent of tourism businesses say they are making major adaptations to try to survive the down-turn, but it's likely about half of the almost 400,000 people employed in the industry could lose their jobs.

Will the prospect of a trans-Tasman bubble be enough to keep businesses afloat?

Chief executive of Tourism Industry Aotearoa Chris Roberts speaks to Kim Hill.