As of 2018, TicketServ operates as SeatGeek Asia Pacific Pty Limited, part of international ticketing platform SeatGeek. Click here to contact SeatGeek Asia Pacific via their entry in…read more
Ferguson urges Australians to take holidays at home
Federal Minister for Tourism, Martin Ferguson, has encouraged Australians to use up their accrued annual leave and holiday in Australia this Christmas, stating "I would like to take this opportunity to remind the Australian workforce, that with the holiday season fast approaching and with the Australian
Government's $10.4 billion Economic Security Package kicking in on the 8th December, we all should think about having a holiday here in Australia this summer holiday period.
"I would also like to remind Australian employers that it is in their interest to encourage employees to take leave - rather than letting it accrue.
"I do not think it is acceptable that Australian workers presently have 129 million days of accrued annual and long service leave, which has an estimated wage value to employers in the order of $29 billion.
"It is in the interest of all concerned to get this accrued leave off the books.
"Australians should be encouraged to take a holiday at home so as to assist all those hard-working people within the tourism industry who are doing it tough at present as a result of the impact of the Global Financial Crisis.
"Given that the average Australian domestic tourist spends $127 per night, it is clear that if even a modest portion of our 129 million days of accrued leave is dedicated to a local holiday, the economic benefits for our tourist operators will be significant.
"The Australian Government and Tourism Australia will work with the Australian business sector to try to encourage Australians to use the leave to which they are presently entitled and I look forward to making further announcements relating to this important initiative in the coming days."
17th December 2008 - TTF EXPECTS DOWNWARD TOURISM TREND TO CONTINUE
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.
ProSlide is the global leader in water ride design and manufacturing, supplying high-performance water attractions to new and expanding water parks around the world. For over three decades, ProSlide…read more
ATS are global leaders in altitude training and research. From mask systems and inflatable tents to simulated altitude facilities, we help all athletes gain the competitive edge. Our…read more
ABOUT Again Faster is a Brisbane based, Australian owned supplier of strength and conditioning and functional fitness equipment. With nearly 10 years experience in the Australian market, we are…read more
ICP is an Australian-based company focused on indoor climbing. ICP will manage your project from initial design to completion and beyond, whether you're building an international-level climbing…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
SeatGeek is a search engine and mobile-focused ticket marketplace that allows fans to buy and sell tickets for live events. As of August 2018, SeatGeek has exited the Australian, New…read more
Our team believes floors should be beautiful, comfortable, and engineered for safety, even when wet. Life Floor tiles meet six unique performance based standards: slip-resistance, impact absorption,…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!