“We think it’s down to the fact the Coast has been on people’s bucket lists – maybe not at the top, when they might have had the Amalfi Coast in Italy or Japan on their bucket list, but they’re unachievable now.”
AJ Hackett Bungy NZ refused repeated requests for an interview, but documents obtained under the Official Information Act show it sought emergency assistance from the Government in late May, and just days later it got the thumbs up after signing a declaration it had explored and exhausted private or commercial finance sources.
10. Finally, FOMO is now firmly in play. People feel they need to move quickly if they want to make a purchase, and as one agent noted in my survey with REINZ “…house buying has replaced the toilet paper rush to buy. Purchasers are concerned that they will miss out as stock is limited.”
Tourism Industry Aotearoa chief executive Chris Roberts said the July holidays proved how keen New Zealanders were to explore the country and visit family and friends, however, family travel might be thwarted by physical distancing requirements for the next school holidays.