The tourism industry is largely enthusiastic about the Government’s latest $200m assistance package, despite much of the money going to just five South Island regions, Stuff reports. Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) chief executive Chris Roberts said they were past general handouts and wage subsidies, and the assistance would help struggling operators to survive. Meanwhile, Roberts also said the move to exempt about 1000 tourism businesses from paying Department of Conservation concession fees for a further six months would also provide immediate relief.
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