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Victoria Tourism Industry Council welcomes Sovereign Hill’s reopening announcement
The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) has welcomed today’s announcement that Sovereign Hill will reopen its doors to visitors from Saturday 27th June. From its restart date, through to the end of September, the attraction will be open to the public three days a week, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
VTIC Chief Executive, Felicia Mariani noted “it was a very dark day for our industry on 20th March when Sovereign Hill announced it would be closing its doors indefinitely as a consequence of impacts from the Coronavirus crisis.
“Sovereign Hill is a landmark attraction in Victoria welcoming over 750,000 visitors in the past year. Its closure in March was a major indication of the devastation that COVID-19 would inflict on our industry across the state and across the country.
“After three long months of hibernation, many parts of our sector reopened over the past long weekend, with visitors flocking to destinations and attractions all over Victoria.
Mariani added “the announcement today by Sovereign Hill that they too will be welcoming visitors back later this month, is another bright moment for our industry on its long road to recovery.”
27th April 2020 - VTIC welcomes new emergency funding for tourism industry
30th March 2020 - VTIC calls for immediate hibernation and wage subsidy packages
4th January 2020 - VTIC provides advice for businesses impacted by the bushfires
20th April 2019 - Federal Government commits to funding Sovereign Hill redevelopment
27th March 2019 - Sovereign Hill launches new sound and light show
17th February 2019 - Sovereign Hill has opened its new Play Space
7th November 2018 - New Chief Executive named for Ballarat’s Sovereign Hill
19th October 2018 - New Sovereign Hill play space to open in celebration of National Children’s Week
23rd December 2017 - Jeremy Johnson to step down from Sovereign Hill Chief Executive’s role
24th June 2016 - Outgoing VTIC Chair acknowledged for long standing contribution
6th February 2016 - Sovereign Hill Ballarat named Australia’s top tourist attraction
14th November 2015 - ‘Behind the Scenes’ exhibition opens at Sovereign Hill
27th March 2015 - VTIC welcomes review of Victorian visitor economy
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