Snowy Mountains tourism pledge a boost for accommodation

13 February, 2015

The Accommodation Association of Australia has welcomed the news of an election pledge from the Deputy Premier of NSW, Troy Grant MP, that will mean a significant boost to tourism in the Snowy Mountains, Queanbeyan and Monaro region.

Deputy Premier Troy Grant and Minister for Regional Tourism John Barilaro have today committed $12 million in funding to boost tourism and major events in the region if re-elected on March 28. The funding is estimated to deliver up to $23.5 million in visitor expenditure to local businesses in the region.

"The Ministers' recognition of Queanbeyan and the Snowy Mountains as an important tourism centre, is a promising start to attracting a funding increase and greater economic benefits for local accommodation operators in the region," said Accommodation Association CEO, Richard Munro.

"Demand drivers, such as festivals, conferences, eco-tourism, adventure tourism, and road cycling events, are critical in creating high yield for local accommodation operators and other businesses."

"The $12 million boost to tourism and major events in the Monaro region, should it eventuate, would be welcome news for accommodation operators."