Aussies are hoarding their holidays in the financial downturn, but the federal government wants them to take a break in their own backyard to boost the economy.
Tourism Minister Martin Ferguson will launch a campaign today to encourage Australians to use some of their 123 million days of accrued leave to holiday in their own nation. He wants people to consider using the $900 in stimulus payments that will go to low- and middle-income taxpayers next week on a domestic holiday, to further benefit the economy.
“This campaign is about Australians getting behind the thousands of small businesses and the half a million jobs that are supported by our home-grown tourism industry,” Mr Ferguson said in a statement. “In these difficult times, I hope all Australians will stop and think what they can do to kick our economy along and help keep the jobs of their fellow Australians – and a great Aussie holiday is a great start.”
Sounds good me! We look forward to welcoming more Aussies to Margaret River … and be sure to check out the The Margaret River Discovery Company in the promotional campaign.
Margaret River Discovery Tours
Sean Blocksidge is the owner operator of the Margaret River Discovery Company, an avid photographer, blogger and South West WA ambassador. In 2010 he won Western Australian Guide of the Year and his tours have been rated the #1 thing to do in Australia on the Tripadvisor website for the past two years.