23 Dec 2011

Nelson open for business

9:15 am on 23 December 2011

Tourist operators in Nelson and Tasman are urging visitors not to cancel their holiday in the region, following last week's flooding and slips.

Most accommodation sites and attractions are open again and they say visitors will hardly notice any differences following a clean-up this week.

Tahuna Beach holiday park manager Ann Cumpstone says 3000 are booked for Christmas and New Year and all have called to ask if their site is still available. Many from Christchurch.

The Department of Conservation says the Abel Tasman National Park is open to campers and walkers as usual.