Across Queensland, state-wide master classes are aimed at businesses that operate within the tourism industry, according to a recent statement released by the government.
The sessions are designed to support and nurture the economic growth that small businesses in particular provide to the regional economy. Minister for Tourism and Small Business Jann Stuckey stated that these classes are one way of the government acknowledging the "vital role" that such enterprises play as part of the state infrastructure.
The removal of "red tape" and focus on family are part of the key issues being addressed in wider governmental plans, with Ms Stuckey also acknowledging the "thousands of mums and dads" that the tourism industry employs throughout Queensland.
Cairns is one of three locations, which will also include Brisbane and Mackay, that the forums will meet in. The government has contracted Deloitte, for its financial expertise, to deliver the sessions. The company has offices throughout Australia, as well as internationally, including a presence in the state capital.
The tourism sector is a high-priority area for development within the state, initiated through a number of governmental plans. These include Destination Success – a 20-year action plan which aims to reinvigorate the industry.
The content of the classes will include an overview of economic situations both here in Australia and globally. It also aims to prepare tourism business professionals on how to create proposals and actively engage with the investment market.
More than $15 billion contributed to the Queensland economy annually can be attributed to tourism and its surrounding infrastructure, according to Assistant Minister for Tourism and Member for Cairns, Gavin King.
As well as providing these classes, the government recently announced plans to integrate a resort development at Aquis Great Barrier Reef – reaffirming its continued interest in, and support of, tourism on a wider level.
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