Northwoods Tourist Spots See Potential For Big Summer Season

Some Northwoods attractions say they’re already seeing signs that this summer will be a busy tourism season. For many resorts and attractions, Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the summer tourism season. After the pandemic caused a 30 percent spending decline in tourism statewide last year, businesses that rely on summer tourism say all … Read more

Franz Josef, Fox Glacier tourist spots prepare for summer with staffing shortfalls

Businesses in Franz Josef and Fox Glacier are hundreds of staff short for the summer season with many struggling to find and afford workers. Photos: RNZ / Nate McKinnon A recent survey painted a grim picture of South Westland with more business closures, job losses, poorer mental health, and community members leaving. For those hanging … Read more