Tourism businesses from Trangie to Gulgong will receive a major boost with the easing of travel restrictions, Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders said.
To coincide with the June 1 restriction changes, the NSW Government’s tourism and events agency Destination NSW has kicked off a major tourism marketing campaign targeting NSW, Victorian and ACT residents with world-class experiences to be enjoyed right here in our region.
Mr Saunders said the return of intrastate travel is positive news for the area.
“Visitors from all over the globe have enjoyed our world-class attractions including Mudgee’s wineries, the Gulgong Gold Experience, the Wellington Caves, Dubbo’s Taronga Western Plains Zoo and Old Dubbo Gaol, and the Narromine Aviation Museum,” Mr Saunders said.
“We’re also the gateway to the rest of the west, including the world-renowned Warrumbungles National Park – Australia’s only Dark Sky Park.
“Now we’re encouraging everyone in NSW to discover what makes our part of the world so special.”
NSW residents took almost 2 million international leisure trips last year worth $16.7 billion.
“If we can seize this opportunity to have that money spent here in NSW – that will be the boost our tourism operators need to start to bounce back after years of drought, and the recent COVID-19 pandemic,” Mr Saunders said.
The next phase of NSW’s tourism recovery campaign – Now’s The Time To Love NSW – will run throughout June and July. Tourism businesses can get involved in the campaign by signing up to Get Connected with Destination NSW so they are featured on VisitNSW.com.
All travellers are encouraged to phone ahead to ensure operators are open and help with capacity planning, and businesses and visitors must follow health advice regarding physical distancing and personal hygiene.