Prime Minister @ScottMorrisonMP speaks on the government’s $1.2 billion tourism support package.
Opposition Leader @AlboMP has criticised the federal government’s aviation support package announced this morning – accusing it of being “narrow” and excluding the broader tourism industry.
Australian government today unveiled a 928 million US dollar tourism support package to boost local travel while international routes remain closed because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The government will subsidise eight lakh tickets on domestic flights to 13 destinations around the country that mostly rely on international tourists, and offer cheap loans to small tourism operators.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters that the package, combined with vaccine roll-out is the bridge that will help get them back to normal trading. He said our tourism businesses don’t want to rely on government support forever, they want their tourists back.