Boosting tourism key to growing our economy


Release Date: 24/07/2020
The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania have welcomed the Premier’s plan for re-opening Tasmania.
 
“Boosting tourism is one of the key steps to growing Tasmania’s economy,” said TCCI CEO, Michael Bailey.
 
“Tasmania’s economic recovery will be driven by the business community and today’s announcement lays out a clear pathway to revive the tourism and hospitality sector.
 
“This isn’t a silver bullet, there’s still a long way to go in our economic recovery and the Government will need to continue to support the business community but this is certainly a great outcome and a step in the right direction.”
 
TICT CEO Luke Martin said the announcement would help build confidence in the tourism industry.
 
“The Premier has outlined a sensible, strategic approach that the industry can build on in the lead up to the summer season.  Now the hard work begins.  The industry is committed to working with government to ensure we can make the most of this important opportunity.  We need the government to back in this announcement by making sure we have flight schedules and marketing campaigns in place as quickly as possible.  We also need to support those businesses that have effectively been in hibernation to get ready to re-open.”
 
Mr Bailey and Mr Martin said they would continue to work closely with the government to help some of the thousands of people who have lost their jobs due to COVID capitalise on today’s announcement.




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