‘Bay-cation’ push: Region to woo Wellington visitors

Hawke’s Bay councillors, tourism bosses and business owners are wooing Wellington as they plan a new post-coronavirus visitor push.

Hawke’s Bay Tourism presented its post-coronavirus strategic plan, dubbed by one as the “Bay-cation”, at a virtual Hawke’s Bay Regional Council meeting yesterday, stating the capital was the prime target for tourism.

While many regions will turn to Auckland to reignite their tourism trade, chairman George Hickton said, “We’re going to go south”.

“Tourism is at the forefront of the economic damage caused by this virus,” he said. “At alert level one, we expect travel will pick up quite quickly – but don’t expect air travel to feature heavily.


First published by Hawke’s Bay Today …  Click here to read the full article.