New Zealand businesses, tourism market suffering from coronavirus outbreak

  • 25/02/2020

The coronavirus outbreak in Asia is having a harsh effect on Kiwi businesses.

Temporary travel restrictions continue to be imposed on people travelling from or through China into New Zealand, significantly impacting the country's tourism market.

Chris Roberts, Tourism Industry Aotearoa chief executive, says about $50 million is not being spent in New Zealand every week, with temporary, part-time and casual jobs not being filled.

He spoke to The AM Show about the impact.

Watch the video above.