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Melbourne’s Segway to a greater tourism experience

08 /01/ 2014 Comments are Closed

Victoria’s tourism industry is delighted that the State Government has listened to industry operator views and will allow the use of Segway transportation for guided tours around tourist attractions on the perimeter of Melbourne City.

This announcement – one of a raft of reforms to ease the regulatory burden on Victorian business – is a boon for the tourism sector as it can now provide tours using Segways as an additional mode of transportation, as is currently done in other Australian and international cities.

“We welcome this change by the State Government as Segway tours will diversify the tourism experience and make Melbourne an even more enjoyable place to visit,” says Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) Chief Executive, Dianne Smith.

“VTIC advocated strongly for this change, and we are very pleased with this result. We acknowledge the good work of the Red Tape Commissioner, John Lloyd, who consulted with VTIC and its members throughout this process. Once again, the importance of Victoria’s tourism industry being involved with its peak advocacy body is demonstrated.”

“We commend the government’s steps to reduce unnecessary red tape which impedes Victorian business and the economic growth of our state.”

Ms Smith’s comments come as the government announces a wide ambit of amendments under its plan to cut red tape by 25 per cent to ensure Victoria continues to be an attractive destination for investment and employment.

A Segway is a two-wheeled, battery-powered personal transportation vehicle, and has previously been illegal to operate on roads and shared paths in Victoria.

Victoria’s tourism industry contributes more than $19 billion to the state’s economy each year and employs over 200,000 people.

VTIC

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