2016 Federal Election Commitments > Tourism
Tourism plays an important role in the ACT economy, with around 4.4 million people visiting our city ever year.
What we’ve achieved
ACT Labor is excited to share Canberra with the world, after securing international flights from Canberra to Singapore and Wellington, commencing in September.
Direct international flights will provide a huge boost to local business and exports, while creating local jobs and new export opportunities.
ACT Labor has worked hard to secure visits to Canberra by major theatre production, more international test cricket, Asian Cup and A-League football matches, and the ANZAC Day Rugby League test.
What we’re doing
Labor is committed to building bigger and better events in the ACT, from long-standing Canberra favourites like Floriade and the Multicultural Festival, to new events such as Enlighten.
ACT Labor will provide more support for the arts and for sport. Canberra has already played host to world-class events such as the Asian Cup, the Socceroos World Cup qualifier and international cricket.