Three-quarters of Kiwis are planning a backyard holiday in the next 12 months
Some regions have already seen a doubling in visitor numbers compared to last year.
"Maybe Kiwis will be interested in something a little different."
Judith Collins says her party could return the industry to pre-COVID-19 levels.
"Even with Kiwis travelling around the country, it's not going to fill the whole gap."
The zoo in Thailand told the media that visitors aren't meant to touch animals' genitals.
"I wish there was someone I could blame, but there just isn't."
Without international visitors it's up to Kiwis to keep tourism businesses going.
Over half-a-million NZers were outside their home region on one day.