Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch says giving a tourism experience as a Christmas present this year is a unique gift that supports jobs and businesses in the Cairns and Far North Queensland tourism sector.
The Morrison Government has launched an $8 million marketing campaign to inspire Australians to buy travel-related Christmas presents this year.
Mr Entsch said Cairns and Far North Queensland tourism businesses had been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and state-enforced border closures.
“Australians are getting vaccinated in record numbers which means our country is re-opening to travel, as set out in the National Plan,” Mr Entsch said.
“After a year of restrictions caused by COVID-19, now is the perfect time to give the gift of travel to a loved one this Christmas.
“We have so many fun and interesting things to do in Cairns and Far North Queensland, so I encourage everyone to give the gift of travel this year.
“Why not buy a family member or loved one a trip to the Reef, or head to Kuranda for the day on Skyrail or take a drive to Port Douglas and check out Wildlife Habitat?
“Every dollar spent at a local tourist operator supports jobs and businesses in our community.”
The Gift of Travel campaign is the latest instalment of Tourism Australia’s Holiday Here This Year campaign featuring Hamish Blake and Zoe Foster-Blake.