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PM predicts bright future for travel, tourism


The travel and tourism sector will be among the big resurgent industries when the coronavirus pandemic is over, according to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Speaking during a webinar organised by Tourism Australia, Mr Morrison acknowledged the hardship currently being faced by agents and those in the travel industry.

 

 

“This is a crisis that the tourism industry could never have imagined and it is causing, I know, incredible hardship all around the country,” he said.

 

“What this virus has taken from you in these weeks past and those who were in bushfire affected areas before that, it has just been the worst of times.”

 

“I want you to get that business back and I want you to get the visitors back, and as soon as we can do that I can assure you we will be going there. So thanks for hanging in there.”

 

Mr Morrison said the JobKeeper payment scheme would help keep the Australian economy going and allow firms to retain their employees, ready for a return to work. 

 

“When we do emerge on the other side, our tourism and hospitality and travel sector will be one of the big resurgent industries.”

 

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Written by: Jon Underwood
Published: 15 April 2020


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