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Meet Tourism Australia’s new COVID travel portal


Resource made for both travellers and operators

Tourism Australia has created a new tool designed to make planning travel around Australia easier.

 

Called the ‘Australian COVID Travel Portal’, the new resource combines safety information, travel restrictions and guidelines for the whole nation. 

 

 

Most importantly, it will feature the latest status on all state and territory borders along with travel restrictions, information on transport, accommodation, activities and experiences, and health and safety tips.

 

Also, for the first time, both travellers and tourism operators will be able to use the centralised portal, with the tool likely to be extended to international visitors once borders reopen.

 

Tourism Australia Managing Director Phillipa Harrison said the new tool would help boost domestic tourism by instilling confidence in prospective holidaymakers.

 

“One of the significant changes that we’ve seen in consumer behaviour as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak is, unsurprisingly, a heightened awareness around health concerns, hygiene and physical distancing,” Ms Harrison said.

 

 

“As Australians begin to travel again, it is crucial that travellers feel confident to holiday safely, and that tourism businesses and their communities are ready to welcome them warmly but also safely.”

 

“We want travellers to know it’s safe to travel and show how the Australian tourism industry is putting in place the highest standards and stringent COVIDSafe measures to ensure their wellbeing and safety at every point in the customer journey.

 

“The portal will provide up to date, practical information relating to all aspects of travel in the one place to help people better navigate all of the different COVID-19 restrictions.”

 

Travellers are invited to access the Australian COVID Travel Portal at https://www.australia.com/en/facts-andplanning/useful-tips/coronavirus-travel-safety.html

 

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Written by: Mark Harada
Published: 15 September 2020


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