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TEQ Industry News Special Edition - 29 March 2017

29 March 2017

Message from Minister for Tourism and Major Events, The Honourable Kate Jones MP

With the impacts of Tropical Cyclone Debbie still being felt in Queensland communities, I wanted to pay tribute to the way industry has responded in ensuring safety of visitors in affected regions.

It is clear that our industry is not only best practise in the best conditions, but is also committed to delivering in the most challenging times.

Our thoughts are with those impacted and I want to reassure you that the Queensland Government stands ready to assist in the recovery period.

Right now we want to ensure everyone stays safe while the first steps to recovery are underway.

The team at Tourism and Events Queensland and the Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games are currently working to provide support where it’s needed – to help get people back to business as quickly as possible.

We all know that our industry is resilient – the past tells us that when times get tough we come through stronger than ever. As Queenslanders, we know how important it is to work together in times like this.

Many regions across the state are operating as normal and I encourage Queenslanders to holiday in Queensland especially with the Easter holidays approaching.

Take care
Kate

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