ASIA Travel


$600,000 Recovery Package for Australian North Coast Tourism Industry

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Latest Travel News Monday, 11 February 2008

Following the recent submission for disaster relief funds by Northern Rivers Tourism, the Prime Minister and Premier of New South Wales have confirmed a $600,000 joint recovery package for the North Coast tourism industry.

“We are delighted that Prime Minister Rudd and Premier Iemma have made this announcement,” said Northern Rivers Tourism Chief Executive Russell Mills today.

“This is a real win for tourism on the North Coast of NSW, which has suffered significant loss during the high season of January. It demonstrates that a concerted effort to communicate the economic value of tourism pays dividends.

“The Prime Minister’s visit to Kyogle Shire and his discussions with the Premier send an important message, and that is that tourism is a vital industry to Northern Rivers NSW.”

Northern Rivers Tourism conducted a survey of tourism operators that revealed estimated losses of $18.2 million as a result of the floods and heavy rains. The survey results were submitted to Federal MP for Page Janelle Saffin, Federal MP for Richmond Justine Elliot and the State Minister for Tourism Matt Brown.

“We are particularly appreciative of the support and endorsement that state and federal MPs and Ministers have demonstrated in announcing the recovery package for tourism, alongside that announced for small business and farmers in the region. Local Government and Shires have also shown great support for the submission.”

Mr. Mills added that Northern Rivers Tourism would now work closely with the state and federal Governments to implement the recovery strategy proposed in its submission.

“We will work to communicate the depth of experience on offer for holidaymakers to North Coast NSW, by working with Mid North Coast and Northern Rivers tourism operators. We’ll be encouraging the industry to get behind the strategy with packages and offers to entice travellers back to the region.”

See other recent news regarding: Airlines, Aviation, Hotels, Australia

Subscribe to our Latest Travel News Daily Email Free of Charge by simply entering your email address above, or return to the Latest Travel News Asia main page to see all the latest headlines. You can also stay updated with our RSS Feed Free Travel News RSS Feed and even add the travel news to your website. Have questions? Please read our travel news FAQ.
Exclusive HD video interview with Mr. Hiroshi Sawabe, Executive Director of the Office of International Tourism, at JATA (Japan Association of Travel Agents). In this interview filmed on 24 September at the JATA Tourism Expo 2016 in Tokyo, Japan, Mr. Sawabe speaks to Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia about the status of tourism within the country. HD Videos from Sabre's Travel Technology Exchange APAC 2016. Sabre, a leading technology provider to the global travel industry, hosted over 500 members of the Asia Pacific travel industry at its inaugural Asia Pacific Travel Technology Exchange (TTX) conference in Beijing from 21 to 24 September 2016 Criteo Travel Flash Report 2016. Exclusive HD video interview with Mr. Daniele Beccari, Global Head of Travel at Criteo.
Japan Tourism Update Sabre TTX APAC 2016 Criteo Travel Flash Report
Jonathan Wigley, CEO of Travelodge Thailand, outlines expansion plans in HD Video Interview. Exclusive HD video interview with Myanmar's Minister of Tourism and Hotels, H.E. U Ohn Maung, about the status of tourism in the beautiful and mystical country of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). Birth of a Luxury Thai Hotel Brand - HD Video Interview with Christopher E. Stafford, Chief Operating Officer of the newly formed 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts.
CEO of Travelodge Thailand Myanmar Tourism Update Birth of Luxury Thai Hotel Brand
This HD video tour of Thai AirAsia X's brand new 337-seat Airbus A330-300 aircraft was filmed at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand on 14 May 2014  Exclusive HD video interview with Jaime J. Bautista, President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Philippine Airlines (PAL) HD video of the interior and exterior of a Thai Vietjet Airbus A320-200.
Thai AirAsia X A330-300 PAL President & COO Thai Vietjet A320-200
Inside Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - HD Video It takes 800 workers between 65 and 80 days to assemble, install, test, paint, furnish and deliver an Emirates Airbus A380. Showers, Bars, Lounge - The Emirates Airbus A380 Has Them All - HD Video Tour Thai Airways International Takes Delivery of Brand New Boeing 777-300ER
Qatar Airways B787 Emirates A380 Thai Airways B777-300ER

Latest Travel News

Copyright © 1997-2016