Time to reboot NSW through tourism

The NSW Government is calling on all NSW residents to be a COVID safe tourist in their own backyard and support local businesses by booking tours and visiting attractions.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the region is the ideal place for a COVID safe holiday, and encouraged travellers to show their support for businesses in the area.

“With school holidays coming up and weather improving, there is so much to do in places like Mudgee, Dubbo, Wellington and Narromine, and I invite holidaymakers to enjoy our local highlights, attractions and hospitality in a COVID safe way,” he said.

“Every hotel stay, every meal, every interaction with a local business makes a difference – our community is incredibly grateful to every person who visits and shows support.”

The NSW Government has released a new tool to inspire holidaymakers and help them ‘value-add’ to their stay:

  • An interactive ‘Love NSW’ map that allows travellers to search for and identify tourism experiences based on theme. Users can also find experiences within three hours’ drive of a selected location, or zoom in to street level to see links to even more tourism businesses (www.lovensw.com.au)

Trends in holiday planning show that the top three types of holiday Australians will take in the next 12 months are a road trip (68%), a trip to visit friends and family (66%) and a trip to the countryside (65%).

Visitors, locals and businesses are reminded to stay COVID safe during the school holidays by maintaining social distancing, good hygiene and staying home if unwell. Holidaymakers are encouraged to phone ahead to confirm bookings and check local conditions with business operators.

For travel inspiration: www.visitnsw.com

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