New Tourism Minister Stuart Nash has delivered a blunt message to tourism operators, saying there will be no return to a pre-Covid “business as usual” – and proposing a “reset” targeting wealthy tourists rather than freedom campers and backpackers.
Speaking at the Tourism Industry Aotearoa conference in Wellington, Nash said the fact the conference was able to meet in person was testament to the effectiveness and the need for a strong border policy.
He said there would be no “travel bubbles” until it was deemed safe to do so.
However, New Zealand was well-placed to capitalise on its reputation for its handling of Covid-19 once those border restrictions started easing and should take the opportunity to reset the tourism industry.
Personally I am LOVING being able to move around my city without 3million tourists, exploited migrant workers and exploited international students!!!
Closing our borders has been one of the best things to happen to the quality of life for the long suffering domestic NZer more than any single thing ever!
You ask those pricks in the hyper tourism industry what is the actual upper limit of tourists.
We have 5million New Zealanders living here, at last count we had 3million tourists each year visit us. NO WONDER our groaning infrastructure is gridlocked, almost as many tourists visit as people who actually live here!
The Hyper Tourism pricks are just like the Intensive Farming pricks. Intensive Famers want more and more and more cows on less and less and less actual land, same with Hyper Tourism, they would cheer for 4million tourists, cheer for 5million tourists – Christ these greedy maggots would do a song and dance for 10million tourists!
So closing the border has killed the hyper tourism market and all those freedom campers using our country as a collective public shit hole. Am I supposed to feel sad that the Kiwi who sells these people V and bars of chocolate won’t have a job?
Likewise fuck the service industry and agricultural industries who have exploited migrant workers and depressed local wages!
Likewise fuck the international education industry who exploit international students and cause enormous rental pressures for locals!
So less tourists, less exploited migrant workers, less exploited international students and the benefits are we don’t have gridlocked roads and rental desperation?
Oh and don’t even at me saying, ‘But Bomber what about all the money they bring into the country’ – WHAT ABOUT IT? I don’t see any of it, I just have to put up with the enormous infrastructure gridlock, rental desperation and low wages these industries force upon me as a domestic NZer, those billions don’t go to me, they go to companies who have been set up to exploit but in a global pandemic world those industries are all flat lining because there’s no future in that type of exploitative free market capital because there is no free market transfer of global capital any longer!
The only people being hurt here are the industries who greedily exploit migrant workers, greedily exploit international students, greedily exploit our good will and fucking Landlords!
Good! Their tears are delicious!
Keep. That. Border. Closed!!!!!
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