The new challenge facing the COVID-hit tourism industry

16 September 2021

Queensland’s COVID damaged tourism industry is facing another hurdle as operators struggle to find workers.

Associate Professor Richard Robinson is investigating the impact of COVID-19 on Queensland’s tourism workforce and developing a crisis resilience and recovery plan with the support of the state government.

“Tourism operators are really struggling to get workers in their regions due to the uncertainty of domestic and international border closures,” Dr Robinson said.

The UQ Business School researcher conducted 15 consultation workshops with tourism industry operators across five Queensland regions – Southern Queensland, Outback Queensland, Tropical North Queensland, Whitsundays and Gold Coast.

Read the full article at UQ News

Read the report at Queensland Tourism Industry Council


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