I go tramping every year with a group of friends, and the Queen Charlotte is on our list for next year! We are just hoping for relaxed travel restrictions and kids back at school so we can make it to your wonderful part of the world. I am actually positive about tourism for NZ. My hypothesis is that busy places (New York City, Disneyland, etc) may loose some of their appeal for a period, and remote small islands will be a good option. That’s us – and you. Building on the suggestions from the other experts, it might also be worth considering the following;
– banding together with others in your area to create a cluster to pool resources and connections. You might be able to create some packages that make it easy for NZers to book
– talk to the local council and tourism group – are there resources you can access to support you?
– consider connecting with one of the bigger businesses in your area and ask if they can support you as well – some one who might have some digital expertise you can access like Yealands Wines. Everyone wins when the local community is strong
Good luck and can’t wait to visit myself.