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Published on Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Tourism Australia launches webpage with bushfire information



Tourism Australia has developed an online resource showing which areas have been affected by the ongoing bushfires.


It is designed to help visitors currently in the country and also to help travel agents and holidaymakers planning future trips.


The webpage has been developed in consultation with the Australian States and Territories and will be updated daily to ensure the travel industry and holidaymakers have the most accurate and up to date information. 


It also provides links to general bushfire safety information and external resources where required. 





"We encourage travellers to use these resources to seek the most recent information should the situation in any region change," said a spokesman. 


"Most destinations in Australia remain safe and continue to welcome visitors and all international airports in Australia continue to operate as normal."


Links to these resources can be found at the top of www.Australia.com or here.


General bushfire safety information can be found here.


In a statement, Tourism Australia added: "Many Australians are enduring hardship during this unprecedented fire season and like all Australians, our hearts go out to the families and communities who are impacted by the bushfires. 


"Our gratitude for the frontline services facing the fires head on cannot be expressed deeply enough. The emergency response to the bushfires and the safety of communities and visitors in affected areas continues to be the number one priority."


"Though the fires are still burning in several regions, we hope these online resources will provide visitors with confidence to travel in Australia, providing the assurance that the majority of our most popular tourism destinations remain untouched by the fires and need support as well. When affected communities are ready to once again welcome visitors, tourism will continue to play an important role in supporting their recovery."


  

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