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Tourism Boom Brings Jobs

Tourism Boom Brings Jobs

Image: Richard Mikalsen - CC BY-SA 3.0

Data Shows State's Tourism Industry Employing More People Than Ever

Recent data released by Tourism Research Australia shows Victoria's tourism industry is booming, with jobs growth in the industry above the national average.

Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula welcomed the study, which shows 12,900 tourism-related jobs were created over a 12-month period.

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The new data shows that Victoria’s visitor economy supported 232,700 jobs in 2017/18 – up 5.9% – and accounted for 7.2% of the state’s total employment.

Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food businesses comprised more than a quarter of direct tourism jobs (28%), with retail trade (16%), accommodation (13%) and education/training (11%) the next highest categories.

Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula says the state government sees the importance of supporting the growth in the tourism industry.

"Tourism is an increasingly important provider of jobs in Victoria and we will continue to back this forward-thinking industry with support for major and regional events and vital infrastructure.”More than 55,000 jobs in tourism have been created in Victoria since 2013.

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