Tourism Win in Federal Cabinet Allocation

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The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has welcomed the new Abbott Governments decision to place Tourism in Cabinet.
AHA (WA) CEO, Bradley Woods said that “Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s decision to allocate Tourism to Julie Bishop – Minister for Foreign Affairs and Andrew Robb, Minister for Trade and Investment with primary responsibility for Tourism Australia, has been welcomed by the Hotel and Hospitality industry.
“Moving Tourism to Foreign Affairs and Trade shows a depth of understanding by the new Government, of how international tourism significantly benefits the Australian Hotel, Hospitality and Tourism Industry and will align it with innovation, investment attraction and trade growth. The move will also reduce duplication and ensure consistent image, branding and positioning in a global context.
“This signifies the importance of tourism to the economy in providing jobs, investment and growth in communities across Australia. Responsibility for domestic tourism marketing returns to the States & Territories.
“We understand that the Minister for Trade and Investment will encourage Tourism through participating in trade missions, engaging with business to promote Australia as an investment location and involvement in Free Trade Agreement negotiations.
“The Commonwealth heavily influences Australia’s ability to promote itself and secure international leisure travellers and events, so the placement of Tourism into such a significant portfolio is welcomed. It is understood that the Government will provide a detailed announcement on the Ministerial changes and new role of Tourism Australia within the near future.” said Mr Woods.

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