Tasmania will receive about $13.5 million of the $50 million in the government’s Regional Tourism Recovery Fund, the greatest share of the federal funding package which to rescue tourism industry from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a recognition of the state’s heavy reliance on tourism.
The Tourism Industry Market Support Program is part of the COVID-19 Small Business Sustainability and Recovery Assistance Package. As part of the Tourism Industry Market Support Program, Tasmanian Government has allocated $750,000 to support small tourism operators in Tasmania to re-engage with interstate visitor market.
The state will reopen its borders to South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia, the Northern Territory, the ACT and possibly New South Wales on October 26th. However, Tasmania will remain close to Victoria, the state which contributed 60 per cent of Tasmanian’s interstate travel in previous years.
To be available for the grants, businesses must meet all of the following:
There are 2 types of grants:
Businesses who can satisfy the assessment criteria of grant 1 and grant 2 may choose to apply for both grants.
The grant program will close 30th October 2020 or until funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first.
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