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BUDGET 2021: Tourism gets $200m to aid reset

Paul McBeth
Thu, 06 May 2021

Paul McBeth
Thu, 06 May 2021
Tourism Minister Stuart Nash has earmarked $200 million for hard-hit tourism communities to help the industry recover from the covid-19 pandemic and prepare for a new normal with fewer international visitors.That includes $15m for a fundamental change at the UNESCO world heritage site Milford Sound, which Nash said can’t return to its pre-covid state where 870,000 visitors per year were undermining the cultural and environmental values of the place, and stretching the national park’s infrastructure.“Transformation is needed to...

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