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SA READY TO WELCOME BACK VICTORIAN TRAVELLERS

South Australia’s tourism industry is thrilled to finally welcome back Victorians following the State Government’s announcement to lift border restrictions from 1 December. 

Shaun de Bruyn, CEO of South Australia’s peak tourism body, the Tourism Industry Council South Australia (TiCSA) said this is wonderful news particularly with the festive season just around the corner.

“Victoria is the largest provider of visitors to our state and many tourism businesses have suffered with the absence of this key interstate market,” said Mr de Bruyn.

“Approximately 1,226,000 Victorians visit South Australia each year and generate around $895 million for our state’s economy (December 2019).

“Tourism businesses have endured the most challenging 18-months ever and we are now seeing some parts of the tourism economy absolutely booming, whereas other parts are still closed.

“Today’s announcement will provide great relief for many of those tourism businesses that are still suffering great hardship, especially with Christmas and the school holidays fast approaching.

“The next big step forward in the recovery of our tourism industry will be the re-opening of international borders, which tourism businesses are really eager to see happen as soon as it’s safely possible.”

Photo: Oceanic Victor, South Australian Tourism Commission