The Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF) has welcomed the NSW government’s commitment to provide $300 million to boost the state’s regional environment and tourist attractions, saying it is a vital step towards broadening the tourism product on offer to domestic and international tourists.
Chief executive officer Margy Osmond said promotion and development of attractions in regional Australia was critical to ensuring that tourism continued to evolve beyond the “capital and coast” attractions, which already feature heavily in tourism marketing.
“Tourism is Australia’s new super growth industry, but for it to remain so, we need to constantly improve upon and expand what we offer to visitors.
“Expanding our tourism product by adding more regional attractions is critical to building the national visitor economy.
“TTF has long campaigned for much greater integration of regional Australia into our tourism inventory, and applauds the NSW Government’s initiative to provide new funding for regional tourism and environment projects, including food and wine experiences, national parks and heritage buildings,” said Osmond.
IMAGE: Bike riding in Murray Valley National Park/NSW National Parks