With last week’s announcement that NSW will no longer require quarantine for overseas arrivals from next month, it’s encouraging that the full opening of international borders is imminent but the industry urgently needs a date to work towards.
The leadership shown by the NSW Government will drive Australia’s reopening to the world.
Internationally-focused tourism businesses across Australia require clarity on continued Government support to plan for their recovery.
The Australian Tourism Export Council welcomed two new Government initiatives aimed at supporting the industry through the COVID crisis and beyond.
This member engagement program will provide first-hand information on the challenges being faced by export tourism businesses across ATEC’s eight state and regional branches.
A travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand annunced to start in the middle of April.
Regional tourism businesses reliant on ‘high spending’ international visitors will be the big losers if Australian ITO’s are not supported.