With its sleek good looks and easy-to-use yet powerful functionality, Envibe is the premium fitness club software for the Australasian leisure, recreation and fitness industry. We are the most…read more
Double Trouble: Natural Disasters and high dollar take tourism toll
88% of respondents rated the strength of the dollar as a mid- or high-level impediment, while 86% said their businesses would be either directly or indirectly impacted by the recent flooding in Queensland and other states.
TTF Chief Executive John Lee said the recent extreme weather events such as Cyclone Yasi had also hit tourism hard, explaining "tourism businesses in Queensland already suffering from the misperception that the entire state was underwater are now dealing with the fallout from the cyclone, whether they were directly affected or not.
"While a number of destinations have unfortunately been devastated, many that were not damaged are suffering cancellations and seeing a decline in forward bookings.
"This reinforces the need for targeted marketing campaigns to reassure tourists within Australia and around the world that destinations are ready, willing and able to welcome visitors.
"The Federal and Queensland Governments have made a welcome commitment of $10 million to a Tourism Industry Support Package to get that message out, but it's also vital that there is support for capital works to improve tourist accommodation buildings and associated investment in furniture, fittings and equipment in areas hit by the recent flooding and cyclone.
"Investing in improved product has the double benefit of helping to attract international visitors as well as convincing more Australians to holiday at home at a time when the high dollar is encouraging record numbers of Australians to travel internationally."
The survey reveals that overall tourism performance for the final quarter of 2010 rose 10 points on the previous quarter (to 104, slightly above average), with expectations for quarter 1, 2011, down to below average (97 points).
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
SKC Operations Pty Ltd (SKCorp) is an expert retail and marketing services team specialising in sports, leisure, aquatics, fitness, health, wellness & recreation industry. Using proven…read more
PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…read more
We are Aussie Strength. The ultimate supplier for Commercial Gym Equipment that's built to deliver in the toughest environments. From USA-Built hardcore weight training equipment from Arsenal…read more
Leisure Concepts brings the world’s leading fitness equipment brands to Australasia - these include True Fitness, Atlantis Strength, Merrithew (Stott Pilates), Intenza Fitness,…read more
A leading designer and manufacturer of innovative waterslides and attractions, Australian Waterslides and Leisure (AWL) is also able to advise clients in the areas of concept and design, feasibility…read more
NovoFit is an exciting and dynamic new company born from two of Australia’s leading commercial fitness equipment suppliers. NovoFit combines over 45 years of industry expertise, delivering state…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!