$48 million for tourism and travel support was announced as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to support tourism sector recovery, upskill workers, support quality tourism products and deliver infrastructure upgrades.
The Government will provide funding over two years from 2022 to 2024 to assist caravan parks swiftly to upgrade or create new infrastructure and visitor facilities to enhance visitor experience, including improvements to accessibility.
This program is expected to open in November 2022.
Applications will be merit based and only the most competitive applications will receive funding.
The Government will invest in funding to the Accommodation Association of Australia from 2022 to 2026 to expand their online hospitality skills and training platform - ‘The Hub’. This will strengthen the workforce and promote the hospitality and tourism industries as a career of choice.
The Australian Tourism Industry Council will be funded to enhance and improve the capability of the Quality Tourism Framework, an online platform that supports the ongoing growth and development of the nation’s tourism industry.
Funding will be provided through an industry-led targeted grant program to assist tourism business with activities that attract and drive visitors from key international markets to Australia, including regional areas.
Funding will be granted to Tourism Tropical North Queensland to drive growth in international visitation to Tropical North Queensland region and the Great Barrier Reef.
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