Coronavirus: Can our tourism industry survive a global pandemic?

Nearly one in four workers in the tourism industry could be about to lose their jobs, as attempts to stop the spread of coronavirus see international visits grind to halt.

Tourism is New Zealand's biggest export earner, giving one in seven Kiwis a job.

But businesses in Queenstown and Wanaka say they're close to shutting up shop.

Conor Whitten went to visit the tourism capital, where the tourists are becoming hard to find.

Watch the video.