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QANTAS dispute: Tourism affected but dodges bullet

31 /10/ 2011 Comments are Closed

VTIC welcomes the termination of industrial action in the QANTAS dispute but says that the Federal Government and Fair Work Australia (FWA) should have acted earlier to bring the dispute to a head.

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“The FWA decision is a good one and has now brought a certainty and an imminent end point to this turmoil,” says VTIC Chairman Jeremy Johnson.

“However, the unions have been waging a war of attrition for months now, affecting the wider economy through disruption to tourism and business travel.

“Tourism has no doubt been damaged by this dispute, both domestically and internationally.

“Our reputation as a tourist destination has also suffered.

“This dispute has also added to the uncertainty caused by other recent aviation–based industrial action, such as the Customs stoppage, in addition to the negative impact that the high Australian dollar has had on inbound and outbound tourism, with many Australians choosing to holiday overseas.

“However, given QANTAS’s return to the air, Victoria will still benefit from Spring Racing Carnival travel as well as travel ahead of the Presidents Cup.

“There are also ongoing conventions and conferences reliant on interstate and overseas visitors, as well as productions such as Love Never Dies and the Tutankhamun exhibition.

“The tourism industry is worth $15.2 billion annually to Victoria and employs 193,000 Victorians – if this dispute was allowed to drag on, it would have severely damaged Victorian tourism,” says Mr Johnson.

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