The chairman of Tourism Australia, Geoff Dixon, reckons we should stop whingeing about the fact that Australia has become such an expensive place to visit for foreign tourists and locals alike.
“We have to face it, Australia is now a high-cost destination,” the former Qantas chief executive told the Australian Financial Review a fortnight ago. “We can talk about it, we can wring our hands, but to spend too much time complaining about the currency is self-defeating.
“What we need to do is spend our time on how we market the country better and make sure that the product is worth what people pay for it."
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Stop whingeing about the currency
Traveler's Check at the Sydney Morning Herald has a good post on comments from Tourism Australia chairman and ex Qantas CEO Geoff Dixon.