The latest national study by the Tourism and Transport Forum says that Australian tourism industry will have tough time trying to compete with Asian rivals.
As tourists flock to Australia in record numbers, the industry is facing a critical shortage of skilled workers while investors are hitting a brick wall when getting finance from banks. There is also a shortage of rooms – a problem that has plagued Brisbane for years.
State Government data shows almost three million passengers moved through Queensland airports in July. But TTF said about 60 per cent of the industry claimed increased taxes, like the $55 passenger movement charge for international visitors, were holding back the industry…
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