Original article by Joe Kelly
The Australian – Page: 1 & 5 : 24-Dec-20
Modelling shows that the tourism sector will be hard hit by moves by state governments to close their borders to travellers from New South Wales during the Christmas holiday period. The modelling undertaken by Stafford Strategy on behalf of the Tourism & Transport Forum shows that Australians are set to spend about $2.6bn between 24 December and 11 January, compared with the annual average of around $5.5bn for the period. Federal Tourism Minister Dan Tehan says state borders should be re-opened as soon as possible to support the domestic tourism industry, while TTF CEO Margy Osmond warns that the sector will need ongoing government support.
STAFFORD STRATEGY,TOURISM AND TRANSPORT FORUM AUSTRALIA,AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS