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TOURISM NOOSA RESPONDS TO COVID-19

MEDIA RELEASE – 16 MARCH 2020

TOURISM NOOSA RESPONDS TO COVID-19

Key Outcomes:

  • Tourism Noosa responds in supporting industry

  • Dedicated COVID-19 pages on website with up to date information and tips for industry

  • Dedicated support team member for industry sectors

Tourism Noosa has been assessing and planning how we best prepare for the effects of COVID-19 taking hold in Australia, and the potential effects for Noosa.

Tourism Noosa CEO Melanie Anderson said “Right now our priority is to provide support for our industry. It is really important that we prepare for what is in store for our region, and for businesses to review and implement health and safety plans, look at business forecasts and budget accordingly for the predicted fallout and slow period. Australian Government has today stated that the economic impacts from COVID-19 will be much greater than that of the Global Financial Crisis. We cannot take this situation lightly”.

“In order to best serve our Tourism Noosa membership throughout the next 4 – 6 months, we have nominated a team member to be the main point of contact for the various sectors in our membership base. This will enable us to have strong lines of communication to each sector, where members can raise questions, concerns, issues or just have a forum for discussions to keep connected”.

“We have also created Noosa with up-to-date information, links, business relief, tips for the tourism industry, for members and businesses of frequently asked questions and other information relating to COVID-19. This is our key communication tool and we recommend operators should be checking this regularly”.

“The community should, of course, use the dedicated page on our website Queensland Health COVID-19 websites their first point of reference as this is the latest and most reliable information available and also has a great section for tourism and hospitality”.

“We are continuing to work very closely with Tourism & Events Queensland, GovernmentDepartments and relevant authorities, and through our Toolkit page will provide our industry with the latest information to help with their business planning at this time”.

“Our marketing team are also planning initiatives to roll out when the crisis period has passed and we will be ready and well prepared to guide and support our industry in these challenging times.” said Ms Anderson.

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For media enquiries contact Tourism Noosa Communications Manager Susan Ewingtonon 0412 692 961 or [email protected]

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