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Interim plan for tourism recovery

28 October 2021

The Queensland Government has released a plan to drive the state’s tourism forward post-pandemic.

The Government established a Tourism Industry Reference Panel in March 2021 to forge a way forward for the industry beyond COVID-19.

The Panel consulted widely with industry and out of that has developed an Interim Action Plan for Tourism Recovery that will guide the industry in the future.

The plan outlines some key medium and longer-term opportunities that the Panel will continue to pursue.

It also details a 100-day plan for immediate action.

This includes a number of key initiatives, such as a relaunch of the Work in Paradise program to help the industry attract workers.

It also includes a recommendation to increase the state’s bid funding to $14 million over two years so Queensland can win major business events as well as look to achieve coordination across Queensland’s convention centres.

The Queensland Government has to date provided over $1 billion to support the industry through dark days of the pandemic. The release of the interim action plan marks the start of the next phase of recovery.

For more information see www.dtis.qld.gov.au/tourism/tourism-industry-reference-panel

The final Action Plan will be available in the first half of 2022.