The federal government believed that Australians are closed for the foreseeable future and Australians need to close the economic divide by traveling to regions like Uluru and the Blue Mountains, which used to be home to many international tourists.
More than 10 million Australians spend $ 65 billion on vacation abroad each year. The government is hoping about $ 12 billion of this can be used in the domestic market.
Kylie Minogue and Adam Hills starred in Tourism Australia’s $ 15 million advertising campaign that had to end because of the bushfires. Tourism australia
Before the second wave of COVID-19, the number of people traveling within Australia almost doubled in June. According to data from Tourism Research Australia, 5.4 million local tourists disembarked this month, up from 3 million in May.
It grossed $ 1.09 billion in the economy. However, that was a long way from May 2019 when 9.3 million tourists traveled within Australia and spent $ 5.8 billion.
On Sunday, Senator Birmingham announced that it would be advisable to book at home as it is unlikely that Australians will travel to Europe or the US next year due to their high infection rates.
“After everything that has happened this year, Aussies deserve a vacation,” said Avish Gordhan, Executive Creative Director of M&C Saatchi, who launched the campaign.
“Even if you can’t see the country right now, it is a good time to plan all you can if the world gets a little more normal.”
Starting this Friday, October 16, New Zealanders can also fly to NSW or the Northern Territory, provided they are willing to quarantine at their own expense when they return home.
Qantas has two flights departing from Sydney on Friday morning and returning on the same day from Christchurch at 5:10 p.m. and Auckland at 5:55 p.m., hopefully with tourists. At this point, six weekly flights from Auckland to Sydney and four weekly flights from Christchurch to Sydney are planned.
A one-way ticket from Auckland to Sydney on Wednesday October 21 is NZ $ 642 ($ 592).
“Sales are stable, but you have to keep in mind that the base is very low,” said a Qantas spokesman, adding that the airline is only operating 25 percent of its normal domestic capacity.
New Zealand is expected to decide whether quarantine-free travel from Australia is allowed after the October 17th national elections.