Industry calls for tarties to release their plans to grow Australia’s visitor economy

Published on : Tuesday, June 14, 2016

4The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia  has today issued a challenge to all of Australia’s political parties to release comprehensive policy plans to support the future growth of Australia’s strongly performing visitor economy.TTF released its Federal Election Manifesto last week at its premier tourism industry and policy conference – Outlook 2016 – in Melbourne on Friday 3 June.

The Manifesto calls for action from the next Federal Government to:

1. Reduce the Passenger Movement Charge into a genuine cost-recovery measure for passenger facilitation at Australia’s international gateways;
2. Slash visitor visa costs and application processing times to make them globally competitive;
3. Increase investment in Tourism Australia and its destination marketing campaigns to attract more high-yield international visitors;
4. Support industry in securing its future workforce and address skills challenges;
5. Develop the visitor economy infrastructure needed to support more visitors to our cities and regional and rural tourism destinations;
6. Promote investment in major public transport projects that will reduce congestion and improve liveability in our cities; and
7. Improve the visitor experience at the border through better focused customer service and adoption of new frontline technology.

“Any political party that wants to support more jobs and a stronger economy must have a strategy to support the growth of our visitor economy, and that strategy should be released before the election,” said Margy Osmond, TTF CEO.

“We now have less than three weeks until Election Day and pre-polling starts today – I’m issuing a challenge to all political parties, but especially to Labor and the Coalition, to ‘put out your tourism policies’.

“The piecemeal approach we have seen so far of making tourism-related announcements on the run as part of the campaign is hardly the way to instil confidence in the industry. We need to see a holistic approach to growing the visitor economy and robust plans from a potential new government.

“The Coalition’s commitment to delay the backpacker tax and review working holiday visas and Labor’s promise to audit visas for our key tourist markets and a greater tourism commitment in the Northern Australia, are positive outcomes but we need to see the full picture. The time has come to put out real and long term plans for this important industry.”

 

Source:-TTF

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 03 itb-asia 2017
  • 04 Imex America 2017
  • 10 Globalwellnesssummit 2017
  • 10 thehotelshow 2017
  • 11 hospitalityaward 2017
  • 12 theleisureshow 17
  • 12 TTF17
  • 13 Frontiers Forum 2017
  • 14 bltm 2017
  • 14 patatravelmart 2017
  • 14 Seatrade-Europe 2017
  • 15 amsummit-ind 2017
  • 15 leisure 17
  • 16 Aviation Festival 2017
  • 16 OTDYKH 2017
  • 16 SKAL 17
  • 17 thincindonesia 2017
  • 17 worldmiceday 2017
  • 18 worldmiceday 2017
  • 19 IITM
  • 19 itehcmc 2017
  • 19 TTG Incontri 2017
  • 20 hmasummit  2017
  • 21 hoteltechhk 17
  • 43 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com