2020-08-31

Australia welcomes bad news again:Tourism in northern Queensland has lost 11.1 billion and 25,000 jobs are at risk

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A few days ago, Australia in the southern hemisphere is about to enter spring, which is a good season for tourism. However, the epidemic in Australia is currently rebounding. With the second closure of the city, the tourism industry, one of the pillar industries, is being hit hard. According to the Australian Financial Insights report on August 31, due to the border blockade of the countryQueensland, as of the end of this year, The tourism industry in northern Queensland will lose more than 2.2 billion Australian dollars(approximately 11.16 billion yuan), And endanger 25,000 jobs.

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North Queensland Tourism Authority CEOMark Olsen said that the region lost more than 7 million AUD every day. It is reported that before the outbreak of the epidemic, the proportion of overseas tourists in Cairns and surrounding tourist attractions was 30%, while NSW and Victoria Tourists account for 40%. Due to the border blockade, the current number of overseas and Australian tourists visiting the local area has dropped significantly.

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More than justQueenslandThe state’s tourism industry is in trouble. In fact, Australia’s entire tourism industry is struggling. You must know that one of Australia’s pillar industries in the tourism industry, the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that in the 2019/2020 fiscal year (from July last year to June this year), the number of short-term overseas visitors was 6.7 million, a year-on-year decrease of 27.9%, The lowest number of overseas visitors in 6 years.

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Under this predicament,Australian Tourism Commission Simon Westaway said that among the members of the agency, nearly 90%small businesses rely on government wage subsidy programs to maintain operations. At present, the committee and other institutions are also beginning to lobby the government, hoping that the government can release the blockade restrictions as soon as possible and increase support for the tourism industry.

According to Worldwidedata, as of about 12:00 noon on August 31, Australia has confirmed a total of The number of cases reached 25,670, and the cumulative death toll reached 652.


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