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With the trans-Tasman travel bubble about to open, how much should the tourism industry get its hopes up?

  • Written by Michael Lueck, Professor of Tourism, Auckland University of Technology
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By this time next week flights between New Zealand and Australia will have been taking off and landing for roughly 48 hours. The quarantine-free trans-Tasman travel bubble, beginning April 19, will finally be more than a promise.

For many people, especially those separated for so long from family, the open borders will mean more...

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