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Bridge washout hits tourism sector, hotels face drop in visitors

Posted On: Mar. 29, 2019 6:09 AM CST

A washout of the Waiho River Bridge has hit the tourism sector in the flood-hit West Coast region in New Zealand, forcing several businesses to consider laying off staff, reported. Brendan Taylor, general manager at New Zealand-based Scenic Hotel Group, said that business interruption insurance would cover its losses however the company could face higher insurance rates later.

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