The Restaurant Association sought member feedback on the impact of Covid-19 in a series of short surveys.
This first survey was conducted at the end of February, 2020.
- Compared to this time last year – 42.25% indicated a downturn in turnover
- Asked if this was a result of current travel restrictions in place as a result of the international coronavirus outbreak – 40.38% said they believed this was the case
- Asked if anecdotal reports of international travelers extending their stays in New Zealand – 70% indicated they did not think this was the case
“I think there is a downturn in tourist numbers across the board for a number of reasons, however, coronavirus is definitely adding to decrease in tourist numbers.”
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