Sumary of Tourism chiefs on edge over lockdown threat:
- Queensland must never go into hard lockdown again, with tourism industry leaders calling on the state government to show faith in contact tracing and the vaccine rollout..
- Fears have been raised that millions of dollars in tourism trade could be lost if any part of the state is plunged into a lockdown after a Victorian woman, staying on the Sunshine Coast, tested positive for coronavirus..
- The state schools break up on June 25 and any lockdown would be devastating for tourism and business operators, said Queensland Tourism chief Daniel Gschwind..
- A 44-year-old woman and her husband broke Victoria lockdown and headed north on June 1, travelling through NSW and into Queensland on June 5..
- Five close contacts of the couple have been tested and regardless if they return positive tests, there is no need for the Sunshine Coast to be locked down, says Australian Hotels Association Queensland boss Bernie Hogan..
- Flight Centre chief executive Graham Turner said economic and mental health impact had to be taken into consideration following the fourth lockdown in Victoria where restrictions ease at midnight…