The whales are coming but will the tourism industry survive?

the whales are coming but will the tourism industry survive

Sumary of The whales are coming but will the tourism industry survive?:

  • As thousands of whales, mostly humpbacks, begin their long migration up Australia’s east coast, Mid North tour operators like the Heeneys are desperate to bounce back..
  • Port Jet’s Anthony Heeney was worried about his business’ future when it was forced to close its doors.( ) But he said the Port Macquarie business, which had five employees on JobKeeper, found a way to keep busy during its lean period..
  • Hopes of spotting Migaloo, the ‘rock star’ Mr Heeney, like many in the whale spotting and boat tourism business is hoping for a bumper season, including keeping an eye out for beloved white humpback Migaloo..
  • Voucher program helping Mr Heeney credited the NSW government’s Dine and Discover scheme with providing some support in lieu of international tourists..
  • The voucher scheme was due to end in June, but with only $185 million spent of the $500 million on offer, it has been extended until the end of July..
  • More than 4 million people have downloaded the vouchers in New South Wales but less than half have been redeemed…

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