Dear Valued ARAMA Member,
WOW ! What a difference a week makes.
In the past week both NSW and Victoria have now set June 1 as a back to work date which allows our members who provide tourism accommodation in these States to welcome leisure travellers and holiday guests into their wonderful buildings and resorts again - just in time for the school holidays. From June 1 there will be unrestricted leisure travel in these two major States.
At time of writing, June 12 sees the commencement of Stage 2 for our Queensland members who operate leisure accommodation to begin welcoming guests however according to the Qld Governments original step down approach there will still be a limit of 250 kms throughout Queensland in place. While it will be exciting to welcome leisure travellers and holiday makers back again the tyranny of distance limits our members ability to make a full recovery economically particularly those in North Queensland and the Whitsundays region. Hopefully by the time you read this the Qld Government will have commenced accelerating the recovery process to allow our members to pave the way for a full recovery sooner rather than later. Stay tuned for a special announcement from the Queensland Premier this Sunday ssssh…
In the past week we have conducted a very revealing Pulse Survey to allow our members in Queensland to have their say on important matters (see article below) and from this ARAMA has written an open letter to the Queensland Premier which reflects our members views.
In the past week we have also launched a most important Member benefit at the most appropriate time. See our article below about A-MAP and please take advantage of this limited time offer.
So, next week we are fully open for business in NSW and Victoria and have less than 2 weeks to go in Queensland …. I can almost taste the Pina Coladas !
We`ve survived, now let`s thrive
Trevor Rawnsley CEO