Fergie unveils online visa plan

Fergie unveils online visa plan
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The government will roll out online visitor visas to all countries over the next two years, tourism minister Martin Ferguson has revealed.

China will also be included in the e-visa plans, announced at the third annual Tourism Directions Conference in Canberra.

“The government recognises that the tourism experience starts long before arrival at a destination,” Ferguson told 300 delegates. “This will further enhance and streamline visitor experiences in Australia.”

He also outlined details of a new plan designed to improve the appeal of tourism investment in Australia. The Tourism Major Project Facilitation Service (TMPF) aims to minimise delays to project approvals through a “simpler, more streamlined regulatory process”.

“Tourism is now a national investment priority,” he said. “The TMPF is one example of how the Australian Government is working with states and territories to make Australia a more attractive investment destination.”

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