22 Jun 2021

Tourism operators still hoping for Australian dollars

From Morning Report, 7:51 am on 22 June 2021

Tourism operators around the country are still holding out hope for a rush of income from the trans-Tasman bubble, months after it opened.

Before the pandemic, Australians made up almost half of all international visitor arrivals, spending $2.7b in 2019.

The bubble opened in mid-April but, so far, most trips are families and friends simply desperate to reunite.

Tourism reporter Tess Brunton spoke to operators around the country still hoping to see more of the Aussie dollar.