Rotorua CBD fights ‘ruined’ popularity as companies hope for a summer season rally

Rotorua is getting ready for the holiday season. Photo / NZME

There are signs that Rotorua’s CBD is recovering in the summer.

Moteliers are optimistic about attracting visitors this summer, new restaurants have opened, revitalization plans are picking up pace, and the council says the CBD is safer than it was last

Hospitality NZ Accommodation Sector Rotorua Vice Chairman and Aura Accommodation Owner Nick Fitzgerald.  Photo / NZMEHospitality NZ Accommodation Sector Rotorua Vice Chairman and Aura Accommodation Owner Nick Fitzgerald. Photo / NZME

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