TTF: Tourism sacrificed in Federal Budget

    Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF) responded (09-May-2017) to the 2017 Federal Government Budget believing it will jeopardise the growth of Australia’s visitor economy and put at risk the ability of the tourism sector to become one of the nation’s largest employment sectors. TTF CEO Margy Osmond stated: “Instead of recognising the tourism sector as the next super-growth sector, the Government has removed AUD35 million (USD25.7 million) out of Tourism Australia over the next four years, and in the process put tourism jobs at immediate risk across the country”. TTF have praised the commitment of AUD5.3 billion (USD3.9 billion) over ten years to begin construction of the Western Sydney Airport.