Kia Ora – Fantastic that you have been able to pivot your business. Congrats. Can you clarify the rationale for wanting to re-open as a tourist lodge? Is the Emergency Housing option still available? In the past seasons October through March, were your customers domestic or international? At what capacity were you operating during those months? When you say a new strategic direction, is this a different direction from the previous tourism business?
Looking forward learning more and then more specific thoughts could be provided!
Have you looked in to the Tourism Advisory Support Service?
There is also funding from the Covid-19 Advisory Fund to assist with advisory services.
You can learn more here:
May be worthwhile exploring these options.