Federal Government announces new Tourism Support Packages
11 March 2021
In Tourism Australia’s webinar tomorrow, Friday 12 March at 11am AEDT, Austrade acting Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Kelly Ralston, and Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Deputy Secretary, Christine Dacey, will give an update on the new tourism and aviation support package. Register here for the webinar.
The other speakers will include Simon Hickey, Chief Executive Officer of Western Sydney Airport and Dr Nick Coatsworth, Deputy Chief Medical Officer.
TOURISM SUPPORT PACKAGE
Today, the Federal Government announced a new $1.2 billion support package for the tourism and aviation industries. The package includes:
The TANS program will increase the number of flights on selected routes, creating a surge in tourism aviation capacity and reducing the cost of flying for consumers through discounted prices to those regions. Discounted tickets will be available from airline websites from 1 April 2021.
Travellers will be able to take advantage of discounted fares for interstate travel to regions impacted by the loss of international visitors and will be able to access the reduced ticket prices at the time of booking, rather than through a separate voucher or reimbursement system.
The discounted flights are for interstate holidays to destinations usually reliant on international tourism. These include:
The discounts will be supported by Tourism Australia through targeted marketing activity as part of the Holiday Here This Year campaign, which aims to encourage Australians to book a domestic holiday. This activity will drive demand and bookings to the regions that need it most, as well as encouraging travellers to spend more by booking tours and experiences.