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The tourism operators of Australia are now counting the cost of floods

17 days ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

The manager of the Marina Holiday Park, Carol Curry, 330 kms north of Sydney, the Easter long weekend and school holidays were to be a major conclusion of the tourist season experiencing a year-long battered sector by COVID-19 restrictions.
Curry rather sloshing through mud to reach the cabins which got flood damaged after experiencing heavy rains battered the east coast of Australia in the early part of March and trying to contact guests to cancel bookings.
“The park went under and so did all our reservation books and computers and things like that, so it's been a bit of a challenge,”...
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For the upcoming Easter holidays, Queensland tourism will lose $35m

For the upcoming Easter holidays, Queensland tourism will lose $35m

17 days ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

For the upcoming Easter holidays, Australians are all set to travel to Queensland. They have been “cancelling their bookings hand over fist”, as airlines selected planned services in line with a jump in travel confidence activated by the state defined border restrictions.
The tourism sector of Queensland by the end of Easter is hoped to lose $35m due to the recent spike in community transmissions of Covid-19 and impacting travel, as per the forecast from Dean Long, the Accommodation Association of Australia's chief executive, and Margy Osmond, the Tourism and Transport Forum's chief...
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