It’s no secret that tourism is struggling to hire workers, but the scale of the shortage is becoming apparent.
The sector lost 65,000 workers at the beginning of the pandemic, and not all of them will return.
Migrants with a working holiday visa do not change anything yet.
This creates a torrent of effects, slower service and shorter opening hours, and some say it could affect our reputation with foreign tourists.
Hotel Council Aotearoa director James Doolan joined Andrew Dickens.