NSW budget cut a kick to tourism’s success

Reports that the NSW Government has cut the budget of its tourism agency is a kick to the tourism industry and the success it has delivered the state’s economy over the past decade.


“Despite the success of our export tourism sector, which has seen international visitation to NSW more than double in the past decade, the Berejiklian Government has seen fit to make a 20 percent cut to the budget of the very organisation which supports this success,” ATEC Managing Director, Peter Shelley said today.


“In a fiercely competitive international tourism marketplace it is vital Australia maintains its profile and Destination NSW has been very successful in promoting NSW as a highly desirable destination.


“This is not the time to be cutting the budgets of our tourism marketing agencies and ATEC is highly concerned about how this cut will affect Destination NSW’s ability to continue to engage effective advertising campaigns in market.


“We are seeking more information from the Minister’s office on what this will mean to the industry and what impacts we should expect to roll out of this concerning move.”

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