Queensland launches COVID-Safe framework as it prepares to welcome visitors

With Queensland opening up its borders to some states, the tourism industry is following a COVID-Safe framework to reassure visitors.

Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) CEO Leanne Coddington said consumer research is showing that there is strong demand for travel but also that health and safety is top of mind for travellers.

“We have worked with businesses around the state to share the information and requirements on how to be COVID-Safe, and once they have the required documentation in place they can display a Good to Go ‘stamp’ in their marketing to help assure travellers they will be booking a safe experience,” Coddington said.

Developed by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) and approved by the state’s Chief Health Officer, the Queensland Industry Plan for Tourism and Accommodation and the Queensland Industry Framework for Events outline COVID -Safe practices and recommendations that allow tourism businesses and event organisers to maintain safety and operate viably.

“Operators are keen to get back to business and the plans offer accommodation, tour operators and event organisers clear options to provide their services and welcome customers in a COVID-Safe way,” said Daniel Gschwind, QTIC CEO.

“The Plan for Tourism and Accommodation also provides practical measures for customer management that allow businesses to accommodate more guests on tours and day trips.”

For the latest information on COVID-19 travel restrictions in Queensland click here.