Trans-Tasman bubble: PM Jacinda Ardern begins sales pitch to attract Australian tourists

The Prime Minister has begun her sales pitch in an effort to attract Australian tourists when the trans-Tasman bubble opens. 

Jacinda Ardern announced the upcoming quarantine-free travel bubble between the two nations on Tuesday. 

And the Prime Minister has wasted no time in selling New Zealand, with a slew of Australian media appearances scheduled for this morning. 

Yesterday, Ardern says she "carries the weight" of promoting the country and will consider travelling to Australia to do so.

She also highlighted New Zealand's safety and family-friendly winter activities such as skiing as a reason for Aussies to visit 

The bubble has come as good news for many but Ardern warned that it won't be the same as travel before COVID-19. If an outbreak occurs there is a chance people could become stranded or have to go into managed isolation when they return, she said. 

"Those undertaking travel will do so under the guidance of 'flyer beware'. People will need to plan for the possibility of having travel disrupted if there is an outbreak."

And if there is an outbreak the Government will not offer assistance to anyone who is stuck. 

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will soon travel to New Zealand for his face-to-face meeting with Ardern, although the date has not yet been finalised.  

Yesterday, he said he is "very pleased" by the bubble. 

"[It was] six months ago almost that Australia opened up to New Zealand, and I am very pleased that the New Zealand Government has decided that the two-way travel bubble will commence Monday fortnight." 

"Prime Minister Ardern called me last night and we had a very positive discussion about this. It is something we have been talking about for some time."