Tourism sector in ‘really tough period’

Accor Pacific CEO Simon McGrath says it is a "really tough period" for the tourism sector.

"We all know that tourism will rebound," Mr McGrath told Sky News Australia.

"Let me assure you we’re hearing that from our loyalty members and customers today.

Mr McGrath said there was a point when the tourism industry was ‘lagging behind’ vaccination rates and border reopening and called for more engagement within the sector.

"We need to make sure that these wonderful employees throughout tourism stay engaged with the businesses and the businesses have the means to engage them and support them," he said.