Australia’s distilleries, breweries and distilleries will bring in more tourists as part of federal government assistance of $ 20 million for new infrastructure and activities.
“We are opening the doors of Australia’s cellars to more of our wine, spirits and craft beer producers,” said Prime Minister Scott Morrison. “A strong tourism industry means a strong economy. Tourism is key to our plan, and this funding will help attract more tourists to local businesses, which means more people visit our breweries and distilleries, more people buy products and, ultimately, businesses where more people work.
“There are huge opportunities for our distilleries and distilleries to take advantage of the loads of aircraft tourists looking for a new experience as we emerge from the closure of COVID.”
The Liberal Party aims to invest $ 15 million in the wine, spirits and craft brewery sector in the event of re-election, providing up to $ 100,000 in appropriate funding to small and medium-sized distilleries, distilleries and brewers to build or upgrade cellar doors or facilities, facilities or facilities. with tourism (other than housing) such as restaurants, sightseeing sites and observation decks.
An additional $ 5 million will be provided through a program of tourism activities for wine, spirits and craft breweries to allocate up to $ 100,000 to tourism and local government organizations to create new activities and experiences to attract tourists and showcasing distilleries, distilleries and craft producers. .
The overall plan is to increase the total cost of the visitor economy to $ 230 billion by 2030, including $ 100 billion for regional Australia, supporting more jobs and opportunities.
“A strong economy means that our government can reduce taxes for tour operators while investing more in promoting our country, building infrastructure that improves the visitor experience, and protecting the environment, which helps boost tourism demand,” said the Minister of Trade, Tourism and Dan Tahan Investment. .
“Our long-term plan for the development and strengthening of the tourism sector is based on modernization, diversification and cooperation. More than 60 per cent of distilleries are located in rural and regional Australia and Australian distilleries in 65 regions, so these programs will support regional Australia in diversifying its tourism offerings, which is a key element of our long-term tourism strategy.