Extend JobKeeper For The Travel Industry Beyond March 28

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It's been a year since the first case of COVID-19 reached our shores and began an extraordinary and tragic series of events for our nation and the world.

For the Australian travel industry, the continued closure of international borders, combined with the uncertainty of last-minute domestic border closures, has had a devastating impact with revenue down between 60% and 99% since March 2020.

From travel agencies to airlines, tour and ground operators, cruise lines, hotels and attractions all over Australia, COVID-19 has already left the travel industry reeling through the loss of thousands of jobs and taken an enormous emotional impact on operators that have had business decimated through no fault of their own.

The fate of the travel industry is now on a knife-edge as we hurtle towards the end of JobKeeper on March 28, 2021 – and any further government support.

The travel industry is now urgently calling on the Australian Government to extend a rescue package from April 1, 2021, until 2022 and we need your help.

As an industry, we are extremely grateful for the government support to date; however, we must highlight the critical nature of our concerns to ensure support continues well into 2022 as other industries start to recover from the impacts of COVID.

Thank you for taking the time to understand our position and help us by adding your name to the petition.