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Local tourism to take a hit from lockdown

A warning today about a downturn in the tourist dollar across Logan City and the Scenic Rim because of the recent Covid lockdowns.

12-million Australians were placed into isolation due to multiple covid outbreaks in Queensland, Sydney, Perth and Darwin.

Doctor Sarah Gardiner is the Director of Griffith University’s Tourism Studies.

She says the lockdowns will cause a wave of cancellations and impact local tourism, especially in the Scenic rim.

“There’s no doubt this will have quite a prolific effect across the region”

While the immediate effect won’t be known just yet,  Doctor Gardiner says it’s a long term cost for local tourism.

“The medium cost is the cancellations, but the long term cost (will be) in terms of travel confidence.

“We’ll probably see people (from now on) leaving their bookings to the last minute”.

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