GETTING BEHIND REGIONAL TOURISM BUSINESSES

The Victorian Government is backing regional accommodation businesses affected by the lockdown on some metropolitan suburbs with a fund to assist operators who will lose income due to cancelled bookings. Minister for Industry Support and Recovery Martin Pakula announced that payments from a $5 million fund would be made available to regional businesses including motels, caravan parks and short-term rentals such as Airbnb properties that could demonstrate losses due to the new restrictions required to slow the spread of coronavirus. Payments of up to $225 per cancelled booked night will be paid. Read more HERE.