Birmo to spearhead tourism portfolio

The Tourism & Transport Forum welcomes the appointment of Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham to the Trade, Tourism and Investment portfolio.

Minister Birmingham has served as the Chief of Staff to a former SA state tourism minister, held roles at the AHA and Winemakers Federation, and is an experienced advocate for jobs and economic growth; making him well versed to spearhead the tourism portfolio.

The tourism sector injects about $100 billion annually to Australia’s GDP and employs close to one million people directly and indirectly, making the sector one of the emerging cornerstones of Australia’s prosperity.

TTF is looking forward to working with Minister Birmingham and Prime Minister Morrison; both whom understand the economic impact the tourism industry truly has on Australia.