Australian tourism seeks urgent help

first_imgThe fires, which have killed 29 peopleand razed bushland, have hit several coastal towns. Prime Minister Scott Morrison earlierthis week welcomed a United States move to downgrade a travel warning. A wallaby eats after the National Parks and Wildlife Service staff air-dropped carrots and sweet potatoes in bushfire-stricken areas around Wollemi and Yengo National Parks in New South Wales, Australia on Jan. 11. NSW DPIE ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND SCIENCE/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS Tourismaccounts for over three percent of Australia’s A$1.95-trillion economy, with9-million foreigners visiting the country annually. center_img MELBOURNE – Australia’s peak tourismbody estimated the country’s bushfire crisis has so far cost the industryalmost A$1 billion ($690 million) and called for urgent help from thegovernment to lure back visitors.   Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham saidhe would seek firsthand feedback from tourism bosses at Thursday’s meeting anddevise a strategy to reassure visitors that many tourism destinations areuntainted by fires.(Reuters)last_img

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