Industry group wants 100 pax corporate events back by July

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While you and your team may be still working remotely, the easing social distancing measures are signalling a return to normal, and soon enough executives teams and departments are going to start planning face-to-face meetings.

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has formed a ‘Tourism Restart Taskforce’, who are pushing the government to let events under 100 go ahead in July.

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The Taskforce has published a Tourism Restart Timeline, which outlines a potential start date for events under 100 people by 1 July, and events over 100 people by September.

The industry group also wants interstate travel, plus flights to New Zealand and other “COVID safe” nations to start up by 10 September.

Jenny Lambert, Director of Tourism at ACCI and spokesperson for the taskforce said the Federal Government’s recently published Roadmap to a COVIDSafe Australia didn’t detail when corporate events and travel could start again.

“We were concerned that the impression was that the economy would be reopened by July when the third stage was going to be implemented, but yet the 3rd stage did not cover off on international travel beyond the NZ bubble nor larger scale events,” Ms Lambert said.