Details of the Aviation industry woes in the following post, but the tourism woes are as follows;
The lack of high end accommodation seems to be effecting the Marlborough Tourism industry, with the regular tourist groups bought in by Tauck, not being able to stay in the region overnight.
The groups fly in from Rotorua then fly out the same day to Wellington. Tauck are using Air Chathams Convair 580s for their flights, they formally used Pionair CV580s.
Full Story from the Marlborough Express HERE
Photo Scott Hammond / Marlborough Express