Industry Gets its Roadmap to Recovery

 The tourism industry welcomed today’s announcement by the Prime Minister and the Queensland Premier, mapping out the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. 

The Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC), Chief Executive Daniel Gschwind said this clarity is what the industry had desperately sought from governments. 

“We have met with the Queensland Premier and the Queensland Tourism Minister as late as yesterday, to stress the importance of providing clear stepping stones and timelines for tourism operators to prepare for a return to business. Today’s announcements have delivered just that. 

“The only viable, long-term strategy is for businesses, importantly in tourism, to be allowed to get back to business and  generate income for regional communities and safeguard jobs.   

“We will continue to work closely with the Queensland Government to reassure health officials and the travelling public that our Queensland operators are committed to providing COVID-safe tourism services and safe workplaces,” Mr Gschwind said.   

QTIC is already working across all tourism sectors and with highly qualified health professionals to ensure all operators can follow appropriate procedures and protocols to achieve top-quality customer care.   

Mr Gschwind continued, “QTIC will work diligently with Tourism Minister Kate Jones and her Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and Cross River Rail, to put in place the best, practical tourism COVID-safe plans. This will allow us to implement more easing of restrictions for our COVID-safe businesses.  

“Every operator is fully committed to doing the right thing and Queensland has a great opportunity to showcase its quality tourism credentials to safety-conscious customers”. 
Roadmap to easing Queensland’s restrictions