Some of the nation’s tourism leaders were among the first climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to mark the reopening of the NSW domestic travel industry.
NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, Tourism Australia managing director Phillipa Harrison, Destination NSW CEO Steve Cox, Australian Tourism Export Council managing director Peter Shelley, BE Sydney CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith and Tourism & Transport Forum Australia CEO Margy Osmond were among the BridgeClimb guests.
“It’s vital we open up as much of the NSW economy as possible and the reopening of iconic tourist attractions like BridgeClimb sends a very clear message, we’re open for business,” said Perrottet.
“There’s never been a more important time for us all to support the tourism industry which has faced so many challenges this year. International tourism may not be back yet, but we can still think global, and act local.”
David Hammon, CEO of Hammons Holdings, which operates BridgeClimb, said they had been “counting down the days to this weekend”.
“We’ve all been through a lot in the last year with drought, bushfires and COVID disrupting all our lives,” he said. “Now is the time to support and connect with each other as a Nation and appreciate the beautiful country we live in.”