Great Barrier Reef operators’ receive cost break.
Great Barrier Reef operators’ receive cost break.

Reef operators’ receive cost break

IT WILL cost less to visit the Great Barrier Reef for the next three years in a Federal Government effort to boost the ailing tourism industry.

The standard tourism program charge applied by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority on commercial operators will be cut from $6 to $3.50 per person for a full day trip until April, 2015.

The GBRMPA will receive $8 million in funding over two years to support the reef which generates about $5.4 billion annually for the economy.


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