Border bans to wipe out tourism jobs

Original article by Charlie Peel, Sarah Elks
The Australian – Page: 1 & 2 : 19-May-20

The Queensland government has indicated that the state’s borders may not be reopened to interstate travellers until September. South Australia and Western Australia have also flagged the possibility that travel restrictions could remain in place for some time, prompting concern about the impact on the tourism sector. Winter is a key tourism season for Queensland, with 2.2 million visitors from interstate staying there for at least one night between June and August 2019. Flight Centre CEO Graham Turner says Queensland’s tourism industry could take years to recover if the state remains closed to interstate visitors during the winter months.

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QUEENSLAND. DEPT OF THE PREMIER AND CABINET, FLIGHT CENTRE TRAVEL GROUP LIMITED – ASX FLT

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