Australia’s Regional Tourism Organisation is still “up in the air” following the release of the Government’s Visitor Economy Taskforce (VET) report, according to Tourism Industry Council NSW general manager Andrew Jefferies.
Last year the Tourism Industry Council NSW requested the reduction and amalgamation of the Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO) network.
“We agree with calls for greater leadership and collaboration between like minded Councils with a strong interest in the tourism space, however, we are also keenly aware of the competing priorities and challenges that many Local Government Authorities around the state face to remain sustainable, coupled with regular changes to political cycles and the changeover in representatives every four years.”
The New South Wales Government will consider the recommendations of the VET report and release a response this October; the Visitor Economy Industry Action Plan 2012.
Monday, 20 August 2012
Regional tourism structure undetermined
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T