Fergie says G'Day USA

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Minister for tourism Martin Ferguson has stressed the importance of the declining US inbound market for Australian tourism as he travelled to the US at the weekend for the annual G’Day USA event.
Ferguson had also scheduled a series of meetings with key policy makers and industry representatives to promote Australia as a “premium investment and tourism destination.”
He argued that, despite recent reports of the decline of US visitors down under, it was critical to remain focused on strengthening tourism links.
“North America has always been an important traditional market for Australia’s tourism industry,” he said.
“While there have been recent declines in visitor arrivals from the USA due primarily to economic factors, it remains a market that we need to focus on developing from a tourism perspective.”
Ferguson highlighted the importance of the G’Day USA event which promotes “all things Australian” over the course of a week to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.
“GDay USA also showcases Australia’s cultural and natural assets and other unique tourism opportunities,” he said.

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