Links 30 April 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing:





Unconventional Economist


  1. New Zealand: The massive structural slump in international tourism and travel …

    Trans-Tasman fizzer? Sluggish start for Tasman bubble tourism … John Anthony and Siobhan Downes … Stuff New Zealand

    … extracts …

    … Daily movements across the border data tracked by Stats NZ shows that in the first nine days of the bubble, which launched on April 19, New Zealand welcomed 30,936 arrivals, with 20,796 departures over the same period. …

    … Tourism Industry Aotearoa chief executive Chris Roberts said the volume was promising but a long way below normal traffic movements. “Over the same nine days in 2019, there were 177,000 arrivals into New Zealand and 191,000 departures,” Roberts said. … read more via hyperlink above …

    • reusachtigeMEMBER

      Who’s stupid enough to book a holiday to a joint that will close up as soon as there’s a whiff of the China virus? It’s the same as the reason why people are also reluctant to book travel to Queensland, another commie state like NZ!

  2. re: Swap and go: electric trucks to run between Sydney and Brisbane using exchangeable batteries

    The obvious solution is to put the container onto train.
    Trucks are for the last mile.
    To do this you actually have to run the trains as a serious business.