Bus and coach operators call for a pathway to recovery

Bus and coach operators are calling for the State Government to deliver a comprehensive plan to help South Australia’s tourism industry recover from the coronavirus pandemic.  Continue reading

More than 1,000 SA workers ineligble for JobKeeper

More than 1,000 South Australian hospitality workers at venues such as the Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide Convention Centre, Coopers Stadium and Adelaide Entertainment Centre are ineligible for the Federal Government’s JobKeeper payment and now face a gravely uncertain future. Continue reading

Tourism support a start, but more needed

Labor welcomes the new tourism industry measures announced today by the State Government, but more needs to be done. Continue reading

Urgent rescue package for SA’s hospitality & tourism industry

Labor is constructively calling on the Marshall Liberal Government to follow the lead of other states and urgently establish a $200 million support fund, as well as waive thousands of dollars’ worth of fees, charges and taxes to keep hospitality and tourism businesses alive and save thousands of jobs. Continue reading

Tourism operators fear future after #BookThemOut

Tourism operators are expressing concern about the Government’s tourism strategy after the current #BookThemOut campaign ends with many warning they have had a sharp fall in bookings into the rest of this year. Continue reading

SeaLink discount ending, time for government subsidy

Today is the final day people travelling to Kangaroo Island can buy SeaLink’s discounted ferry tickets, prompting the Opposition to call for a government subsidy to provide ongoing stimulus for the bushfire-affected area. Continue reading

SA Tourism Barometer shows tourism slump

South Australia’s visitor economy was in sharp decline even before the bushfires and Coronavirus hit, according to statistics released by the State’s leading tourism body. Continue reading

Address in Reply - 2020

Address in Reply Speech - Parliament 18 February 2020. Continue reading

As airlines pull out, Marshall must reverse $23m cuts

With two major airlines pulling services out of Adelaide, the Marshall Liberal Government must reverse its $23 million in cuts to tourism and invest in attracting visitors from other parts of the world. Continue reading

Tourism sector hurting, Liberals must reverse $23m cuts

The Marshall Liberal Government must reverse its $23 million in cuts to tourism, with industry data revealing more than 80% of tourism businesses are suffering a financial impact as a result of the bushfires and coronavirus. Continue reading