Australian tourists hoping for a ski season are already making bookings and inquiries at Wakatipu hotels.
Debts continue to go unpaid in Queenstown for pre-Covid-19 tourism activities and there are now calls for regulation to avoid future misery.
Queenstown is proving a popular destination for Kiwis, according to the manager of the resort’s wind-tunnel business.
Flights between Queenstown and Wellington will return next week to coincide with the Queen's Birthday.
While many consider redundancies, a Queenstown cycling company has kept jobs through reactive diversification.
The Government risks losing an important source of income if it does not protect tourism businesses during the fallout from Covid-19, the owner of a Queenstown tourism business has warned.
Shoppers at big-box stores - and the businesses themselves - have been reminded of the importance of social distancing under Alert Level 2 conditions.
The Government will not "pay people to exist" for the next two years, the Tourism Minister has warned.
The multimillionaire owner of a $10,000-a-night Queenstown hotel is lobbying the Queensland government for a bail-out as he grapples with a debt of more than $9.6 million.
Jobs have been lost at Queenstown and Wanaka airports, and more could go as Queenstown Airport Corporation plans for a future with fewer visitors to the towns.
Restaurants - and bars able to offer meals - can reopen on Thursday, the Prime Minister announced yesterday, prompting a mixed response from proprietors.
Ngai Tahu Tourism will not share use of its exclusive section of Shotover River in Queenstown, the company has confirmed.
A lifeline was handed to tourism operators yesterday when Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced domestic travel would go ahead and skifields could open under Alert Level 2.
Two upmarket hotels in Queenstown will reopen when Covid-19 restrictions allow, despite the owners calling time on an operation in Hanmer Springs this week.
WATCH: A group of international tourists were flown out of Queenstown yesterday so they could catch connecting flights back to their home countries.
A man has been arrested and charged with drug offences after an armed police operation at Lakes Hayes Estate this morning.
Booking agencies which take large commissions and make it difficult for small businesses in Queenstown to operate should disappear after Covid-19, making life a bit easier, a sole trader has said.
Ngai Tahu Tourism has confirmed 309 of its 348 staff across its tourism ventures will lose their jobs.
The deep and far-reaching impacts of Covid-19 have led to 309 job losses at Ngāi Tahu Tourism, it has been confirmed.