A Malinauskas Labor Government election commitment to the Tourism Industry Council of South Australia (TiCSA) of $1.6 million over four years will be delivered.
Yet another fulfilled election pledge, the funds will provide capability building through workshops and one-to-one business coaching, as well as a program to encourage young people to consider a career in tourism.
Forming part of the State Budget to be formally announced on Thursday, Minister for Tourism Zoe Bettison announced the funding at the SA Tourism Conference on Tuesday.
The conference is the State’s preeminent annual networking and professional development event for our tourism sector and broader visitor economy.
As well as announcing the funding, the Malinauskas Labor Government and TiCSA signed an agreement aimed at investing, excelling, and growing the State’s visitor economy, ensuring a strong long-term future post-Covid.
Our tourism businesses have been hit hard over the past two years, with the visitor economy losing a quarter of its value.
The State Government looks forward to working with the tourism industry to return it to its $8.1 billion record high, on its way to $12.8 billion by 2030.
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The Malinauskas Labor Government is excited to announce a partnership with TiCSA to proactively engage with the tourism industry to create jobs and opportunities in South Australia.
This partnership and a $1.6 million investment illustrates our commitment to the state’s tourism industry.
A thriving partnership and continued investment will provide opportunities to operators who have struggled so much throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.