Visa benchmarking survey urgently needed to maintain tourism’s competitiveness

The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) says a planned visa benchmarking study needs to commence urgently in order to identify areas where Australia has poor visa processing compared to its direct competitors.

The Morrison Government announced plans for a visa benchmarking study during the recent Federal Election but no details on timing or terms of reference have been outlined.

The global economy is rapidly changing and it’s inevitable the impact will be felt by Australia’s tourism industry therefore it’s important we address any visa related processes that negatively impact our desirability as a destination,

ATEC MD Peter Shelley

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