Member for Barker, Tony Pasin, said travel agents in Barker would benefit from sharing in additional funding support of $130 million from the Coalition Government.
Mr Pasin said local travel agents should apply for funding support in Round 2 of the COVID-19 Consumer Travel Support Program, which opens later this month.
“The Coalition Government has committed $258 million to support our travel agents through the COVID-19 Consumer Travel Support Program,” Mr Pasin said.
“Our Government provided $128 million in Round One to support some 3000 travel agents who continued to serve their customers.“
“We are now providing additional support via Round 2 and I encourage local travel agents to check their eligibility and apply for funding.”
“Our support for travel agents complements the $1.2 billion aviation and tourism support package which was designed to get domestic tourists spending and follows the successful JobKeeper program.”
“We can all support our local travel agents in Barker by using their services when booking a holiday this year.”
Eligible travel agents and tour operators in Barker who have received a payment under Round One may be entitled to a second payment, ranging between $7,500 and $100,000. To be eligible the business must:
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