Tourism Training Australia convenes summit to address critical state of Australian tourism workforce

Tourism Training Australia, as the leading national industry training association, is calling an urgent summit to address the current state of the Australian workforce in the tourism, hospitality and events sector.

The TTA Summit will be an in-person event to be held in Sydney on Tuesday 15e February.

Tourism Training Australia notes “that there is an urgent collective effort required to address and rebuild our shattered workforce in hospitality and tourism”.

Prior to the current COVID and bushfire crises of 2019-2020, Australian tourism had enormous potential for future growth in a highly competitive international market. However, the events of 2020 and 2021 saw the sector fade into the ranks of companies, owners and staff who work in the industry.

The tourism, accommodation, hospitality and events sectors lost 310,000 employees during this period and are struggling to replenish the workforce. This is further compounded by the current challenge of staff availability driven by the spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.

The tourism industry is now at a critical point and calls for this urgent summit as an opportunity for sectors to come together to agree a way forward.

The agenda will be released shortly and the event will comply with NSW Public Health Orders.

TTA Summit
9.30am-6.00pm AEDT
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Location: The Grace Sydney, 77 York Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

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