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Labor promises more for tourism. More Blockbusters! More Festivals! More School Groups!

By johnboy - 25 September 2012 4

Today being “pander to hotel owners” day Labor is joining the fray with some new things for tourism and some re-announcements of what they did over the weekend:

If re-elected, ACT Labor will invest an extra $12.2 million in tourism events and marketing to attract more visitors to Canberra and to support the 16,000 Canberrans employed in the tourism industry.

ACT Labor will:

Extend the very successful blockbuster fund, committing $1 million year for 4 years to help market major events in our city

Continue and expand the Enlighten Festival, Canberra’s new Autumn Festival

Establish a new international marketing campaign to complement new direct international flights into Canberra when they begin

Provide additional funding for the National Capital Educational Tourism Project of $400,000, to encourage more schools groups to visit Canberra

Provide additional funding to the Canberra Convention Bureau of $400,000 to help encourage more business tourists to Canberra

Increase grant funding for local events which attract visitors to Canberra, through the Event Assistance Program

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4 Responses to
Labor promises more for tourism. More Blockbusters! More Festivals! More School Groups!
gazket 6:57 pm 25 Sep 12

A.C.T. Labor must be near at $1 billion of promises now.

farnarkler 6:13 pm 25 Sep 12

From my research public liability insurance will take a bite out of that $12.2 million. I have a few ideas I’d love to get off the ground however, the insurance is such a killer. A lot of events in NSW have been cancelled due to the high prices. ACT will be no different.

Pandy 5:08 pm 25 Sep 12

I meant circus!

Pandy 4:12 pm 25 Sep 12

what about a vitis?

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