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WA’s border delays “suppressing” travel agent potential: Club Med boss


Proving it stands in solidarity with the country’s travel agents, Club Med has called for clarity from the Western Australian government about the state’s reopening plan. 

 

Club Med’s General Manager of the Pacific, Michelle Davies, describes the state of uncertainty surrounding WA’s border reopening as “deeply frustrating” as tourism businesses and travel agents need certainty in order to thrive.  

 

Club Med’s General Manager of the Pacific, Michelle Davies

 

“Western Australia’s border delays are suppressing our travel agent’s valuable potential,” she said. 

 

“Australia collectively needs to focus on rebuilding and instilling confidence in the travel sector, without anyone or any state being left behind.” 

 

“Extra compassion needs to go towards travel agents who have gone through so much adversity throughout this pandemic.”

 

The Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATIC) agreed and is calling for all ongoing border restrictions to end.

 

“The past two years of this pandemic have been devastating for the tourism and aviation industries,” ATIC deputy chair Daniel Gschwind said. 

 

“Any prospect for a recovery will be at extreme risk if borders remain locked”.

 

“Australians have been doing the hard work to get through this pandemic and it would be a tragedy to see their hard work come to nothing. If we cannot ease our own borders and come back together now, with all the tools we have available, then when?”

 

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