Beyond Tourism 2020 Strategy

Steering Committee Report to Government: Consultation Process

In February 2018, the Australian Government established the Beyond Tourism 2020 Steering Committee to shape Australia’s next long-term tourism strategy to commence in January 2021. The Steering Committee comprised nine senior industry leaders from across the tourism and hospitality sectors: Kerrie Mather (formerly Sydney Airport), Todd Coates (formerly Sydney BridgeClimb), Karen Bolinger (Association of Australian Convention Bureaux), Cinzia Burnes (Helloworld Travel), John Hart (Australian Chamber – Tourism), Harvey Lister (AEG Ogden), Andrew Williams (Dransfield Hotels & Resorts), Clark Kirby (Village Roadshow Theme Parks) and John O’Sullivan (Tourism Australia).

The Steering Committee submitted its report to Government in December 2018. An on-demand webinar (see below) has been published which provides an overview of the Beyond 2020 Steering Committee and its report to Government.

The Beyond 2020 Tourism Steering Committee was dissolved in January 2019 by the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham (the Minister), who wrote to Steering Committee members thanking them for their service and formally dissolved the group.

In February 2019, the Minister launched a consultation process seeking industry and governments’ views on the report by inviting comments and submissions to this website.

The next long-term tourism strategy will extend out to the year 2030. This consultation process will provide valuable insights in shaping the trajectory of Australia’s tourism industry.



Industry Roundtable — 1 March 2019

This Roundtable identified the challenges, gaps and game changers for Beyond Tourism 2020 and provided feedback on the Steering Committee’s report.



The receipt of Submissions under the Beyond 2020 Invitation to Comment consultation process closed on 8 March 2019.

Submissions received from industry, tourism businesses, the public; and state and territories governments are being analysed and will help inform the development of the Beyond Tourism 2020 Strategy.