This is the Cooks Travel Bubble thread, not the wage subsidy thread
True, the same issues our tourism industry is suffering here is many times worse in Raro. Unfortunate for them the decision won’t be made until after our election because Jacinda Ardern won’t risk having it blow up in her face.
They are trying hard to keep their own businesses afloat and they don’t have a domestic tourism market up there, but there are other low risk countries who may be interested in sending their business to the Cooks if we don’t. One in particular loves throwing very, very large sums of money through the Pacific.
The risks are there, but less risk than opening to Australia. But one day we are going to have to accept the risk to open up, especially as there is more mounting evidence that long term immunity is not guaranteed.