Grant welcomed by Blue Mountains businesses

The NSW government has given Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism $227,500 to promote the region to lure back local and international visitors following its bushfire crisis as safe to visit and open for business, despite the ongoing emergency.

Announcing the grant, NSW premier Barry O’Farrell said he was concerned by news accommodation providers in the area were reporting cancellations and businesses were suffering. “I want to send the message to everyone that the Blue Mountains are open for business.”

BMLOT chairman Randall Walker said the Blue Mountains tourist industry suffered losses of up to $2 million a day placing more than 5100 equivalent full-time jobs at risk as tourists have cancelled bookings.

“We will now be able to focus on recovering to previous visitor and visitor expenditure levels of four million visitors and $550 million a year.

Visitors who wanted to help the local industry should “spoil themselves” with a short break or day trip to the region as the most popular tourist sites had not been affected, Mr Walker said.

Related Articles

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Back to top button
WP Tumblr Auto Publish Powered By :
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x