28 September 2016

A Canberra Liberals Government will implement a three pronged approach to boosting local tourism and realising the huge potential we have to attract more interstate and international visitors as well as business visitors, Shadow Minister for Tourism Nicole Lawder said today.

“Local government needs to be proactive working with local industry to identify how our market can be boosted. We should listen to and expand on their ideas and help those who are working hard to boost tourism,” Ms Lawder said.

“If elected, the Canberra Liberals will:

- Host an ACT Tourism Industry Symposium to identify tourism innovation and provide the government with advice on strategies to deliver new tourism opportunities and products. 

- Review all legislation and regulations affecting local tourism operators, with the aim of reducing red tape. 

- Provide $375,000 for the Canberra Convention Bureau to continue its work growing the business tourism market.

“We need to listen to local operators. They are the experts and know how local government can best enhance the local sector.

“Canberra has huge untapped potential as a destination for ecotourism, leisure tourism and business tourism, from both interstate and international visitors. It’s time to realise it under a Canberra Liberals Government,” Ms Lawder concluded.

Contact: Joe Prevedello 0402768432

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