TOURISM INDUSTRY — RECOVERY PACKAGE
609. Hon KEN BASTON to the minister representing the Minister
I refer to the tourism recovery
fund eligibility criteria.
(1) How many paid members do each
of the following regional tourism organisations have —
(a) Destination Perth;
(c) Australia's Golden
(d) Australia's North West;
(e) Australia's South West?
(2) Have these
RTOs made it clear in their membership prospectuses that failure to join could
exclude them from industry-specific government assistance packages?
(3) How many applications to access
the tourism recovery fund have been received?
DARREN WEST replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of this question. On behalf of the minister representing the
Minister for Tourism, I provide the following answer.
(1) (a) There are 283.
(b) There are 114.
(c) There are 182.
(d) There are 203.
(e) There are 242.
(2) No. This is
an extraordinary circumstance and the regional tourism operators'
membership prospectuses are focused on marketing benefits as that is their core
(3) There were 1 137 applications
by the 12 June closing date.