The ACT Government has announced the formation of a new taskforce, dedicated to drawing in more international services into the state.
Announced yesterday, the local Government explained the team would be made up members from the tourism sector whose main task would be to increase overseas capacity in 2013.
“Now is the time for a Canberra team to come together to pitch to airlines to start direct international flights to and from Canberra,” ACT Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation Andrew Barr said.
Minister Barr said most recently he had taken the time to discuss future of direct services with Air New Zealand, Wellington Airport and Positively Wellington Tourism as well as conducted “positive discussions” with local industry leaders, Tourism Australia.
“The initial indications from business and tourism industry stakeholders have been extremely positive, and it is now time to gather all our expertise and pitch to airlines to attract them to Canberra,” he added.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J