Labor Leader Rebecca White has welcomed the release today of the T21 Visitor Economy Action Plan 2020-2022.
Ms White said a future focus is essential for the tourism industry, in the face of ongoing constraints due to COVID-19.
“Tourism operators and workers have faced significant upheaval over the past six months and continue to ride a roller coaster of uncertainty that will potentially continue for months to come.
“It’s vital that the industry is able to plan for a post-COVID future with some confidence. The Action Plan has been developed with significant input from the sector and will help to guide decision making over the next two years.
“It’s important that the government continues to work closely with the sector to implement the plan and support the industry through the current uncertainty.”
Ms White said tourism is an important part of Labor’s vision for Tasmania’s future.
“Tourism is a vital part of Tasmania’s economy, contributing 11% of Gross State Product and generating 17% of direct and indirect jobs in the state.
“Labor’s COVID-19 Recovery Package sets out a plan to get people back into jobs, support those hardest hit by COVID-19 and build a better and fairer Tasmania.
“Key components of that package are the systems and infrastructure the sector relies on, because Labor wants to see a future where our tourism industry not only survives, but thrives.”