This is the continution of the Tourism 2020 plans and strategy of the Australian Government, i did not wanted to bore my readers with long post so it was with this intention that i broke into 3 parts the Major reforms and plans of the australian governement in boosting its tourism industry
6,Regional Tourism Infrastructure Investment Attraction Strategy 2016 – 2021
The Regional Tourism Infrastructure Investment Attraction Strategy (the strategy) is a five year commitment between Austrade and Tourism Australia (TA) to work with state, territory and local governments to create an environment conducive to attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) into regional tourism infrastructure.
The strategy is a coordinated investment attraction and regulatory reform approach to support new product supply, refurbishing existing product and new tourism attractions and experiences in regional Australia to encourage increased overnight visitation and visitor expenditure. This approach will be undertaken on a market-by-market basis, and will help Australia realize the full economic and social benefits of the growing visitor economy while contributing to the sustainable growth of Australia’s tourism industry into the future. Initially, this strategy will target 8 iconic tourism regions where the visitor economy is showing signs of growth but has witnessed lower levels of investment (i.e. evidence of market failure).
7. Labour and Skills
Australia’s tourism industry provides nearly a million people, with 929 000 people employed directly and indirectly. This accounts for 8% of Australia’s total employment. But still there are close to 38,000 vacancies in the sector and tourism businesses are facing acute recruitment and retention difficulties and skills deficiencies, so Under Tourism 2020, the Australian Government has identified four key actions to address these challenges:
1. Improving recruitment and retention for the industry
2. Enhancing regional workforce planning and development
3. Identifying education and training gaps and potential mechanisms to address them
4. Facilitating workforce mobility and expanding the traditional workforce.
8. Transport and Access
Australia’s policy settings and transport infrastructure must encourage, and be able to accommodate, greater international visitor numbers through simplified visa processes, technology enhancements to provide efficient border facilitation experiences and sustainable air services and aviation connectivity between Australia and key visitor source or aviation hub markets.
Under this plan of transport and Access, the government will work with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s work to streamline Australia’s visitor visa processes, influencing policy outcomes to ensure there are benefits for the visitor economy. The Austrade and tourism agencies will collaborate with the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development to facilitate international visitor growth through nationally consistent regulation and a sustainable aviation system.
The tourism industry providing enormous employment opportunities and great contribution to the country’s GDP, the Government of Australia plays active and vital role in every stage of the planning, development, and improvement of tourism infrastructures and sustainability. The government also funds most of the tourism-based projects and developmental activities. So the government is a part of every bit of the tourism industry of Australia.