Domestic Travel Could Resume by School Holidays in July: Australian PM

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said that domestic travel may return in time for the school holidays in July.

The prime minister addressed the media on Friday following the national cabinet meeting and emphasised the importance of getting tourism back on its feet, particularly in regional areas.

“Australians can hopefully soon return to domestic holidays and to move around the country more widely, and particularly with school holidays coming up again in July,” he said.

He reminded tourism operators that theres a large market available to them. Net tourism imports to Australia is worth more than $20 billion ($US13 million) a year.

With international travel closed off, Morrison said a concerted effort would be needed to improve domestic tourism.

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Epoch Times Photo A kayaker enjoys Tallebudgera creek on April 16 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

“I had that discussion with the Minister for Tourism this week and to work with Tourism Australia and the other state and territory agencies that are responsible for tourism, to focus on seeing that realised as our domestic tourism industry gets back on its feet,” he said.

His remarks follow International Air Transport Associations director-general Alexandre de Juniacs prediction that it could be years before travel recovers from the CCP virus.

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