Australia’s visitor economy continued to be deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021. The report uses data from multiple sources to highlight various industry and government pandemic responses during the year.
While Australia’s visitor economy has shown resilience and persistence since the pandemic began, 2021 was a particularly difficult year. However, 2021 also saw the:
- rapid return of domestic tourism in 2021 following lockdowns
- reopening of Australia’s border towards the end of the year, and further announcements for the new year.
These factors spurred rising optimism for 2022.
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