Consultations are now open on Australia’s next long-term national tourism strategy, with industry stakeholders being encouraged by the Minister of Trade, Tourism and Investment to have their say on a draft report developed by the Beyond Tourism 2020 Steering Committee.
The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) says it has ensured business events are front and centre in the draft report, with its President participating in the Steering Committee and through an independent submission from the AACB.
The AACB identified these priorities for the business events sector:
- Access development (aviation, visa)
- Driving demand
- Infrastructure investment
- Visitor experience
- Tourism workforce
- Business and product sustainability
The Beyond Tourism 2020 Steering Committee submitted its report to Government in December 2018 and, in January 2019, the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham (pictured) launched a consultation process to seek industry and governments’ views on the draft report.
The next long-term tourism strategy will extend out to the year 2030. This consultation process will provide valuable insights in shaping the trajectory of Australia’s tourism industry.
Austrade invites views from interested parties on the Beyond Tourism 2020 Steering Committee’s vision for the next long-term tourism strategy. The closing date for submissions is 8 March 2019.