Marsh says properties such as Scenic Matavai and Namukulu Cottages have been operating for much of Covid, albeit on a reduced basis for the local market over weekends.
‘We’re now looking for a new director of tourism based on the island and we’re expecting to make the appointment at the end of June. Our focus now is getting the industry prepared and working with the general population so that they are ready (for the return of visitors).’
An Auckland-based marketing team will also be announced, with details to come later.
Marsh has been taking the opportunity while in New Zealand to catch up with wholesalers, Air New Zealand and other partners. She is appearing with Mike Hogan next Tuesday, 1 June on The Travel Guys, Face TV (Sky 83) at 8pm.
Meantime, NZ is reportedly pleased with how the one-way bubble from Niue into Auckland is operating. The airline is keen to operate a two-way quarantine-free flight when both governments are happy for such and arrangement to start.