Recognising that the travel industry is ‘…a diverse industry that celebrates equality within its workforce and activities when and wherever it can…’, the Board of Directors of AFTA yesterday came out in support of the YES campaign in the Australian Marriage Equality postal survey, and encourages all those within the travel industry who have not yet submitted their postal vote to do so.
“Everyone in the Australian Travel Industry is an individual and the Board respects the right of every Australian to have their say and vote as they wish in this Marriage Equality Plebiscite,” said AFTA Chief Executive Jayson Westbury.
“The AFTA Board felt that it was important to make a statement of support for the YES Vote and notes that this is a unanimous decision of the Directors and not necessarily the opinion of all of the members of AFTA as they are all free to have their own views and opinions on this matter.
“Diversity and equality are both very important in a modern society and Australia is a modern society. As such marriage equality is of equal importance in this modern Australia which is why the Board is making this statement.”