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Labor’s plan puts spotlight on tourism and events industry

22 /11/ 2012 Comments are Closed

The peak body for tourism has today welcomed the release of Victorian Labor’s Plan for Jobs and Growth, saying they are pleased industry is recognised in the Plan as a key economic driver for the state.

Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) Chief Executive Dianne Smith says, “The Plan effectively acknowledges how tourism and events activities interact with and stimulate other sectors of the economy.

“Labor’s Plan supports several of the recommendations VTIC has made in its own submissions, reports and representations over the past twelve months.”

Ms Smith says the Plan must also have consideration for current projects and national tourism plans as well.

“The Opposition’s commitment to conduct a new tourism plan for the state is ambitious, but we would encourage any future planning work by governments to build on work already done at a state level and take federal government tourism plans into account as well,” says Ms Smith.

“The Plan’s bi-partisan approach to a state Infrastructure Investment Fund has the potential to help ensure the state’s infrastructure needs are met in the future.

“We urge governments to proactively work towards greater tourist dispersal to Victoria’s regions, with the consequent community and economic benefits this brings.”

Media contact: Melina Walton, Senior Communications Adviser, mwalton@vecci.org.au, 03 8662 5310, 0423 883 945

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