Impact of Bushfires and Coronavirus on the Australian Chauffeur Industry

Bushfires, COVID-19 and Australian Economy

Australians have not yet recovered from the losses of their beloved ones, homes and billions of animals in the recent devastating bushfires. The Australian economy lost billions of dollars in the last bushfire season.

Efforts were made to recover but another serious problem knocked on our doors in the name of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak in China towards the beginning of 2020.

Having close business relations and a huge Chinese population in Australia, the Australian Chauffeur and corporate car industry gets directly effected depending upon the number of Chinese travellers whether tourists or international students or Chinese nationals living in Australia who travel to and from China.

As soon as there were a few cases reported in Australia, the Government put a ban on all Chinese nationals to enter Australia until situation is under control.

This meant the Chinese students who went back for Christmas holidays were denied entry back to Australia along with the new intake students.

As many Chauffeur companies serve as ground transport for the international students, this decision put a big impact on the whole Chauffeur industry.

With the ban still on and the Government is taking things very seriously, they also not allowing anyone who has visited China in the last 14 days to enter Australia, the travel to and from all major Airport in all Australian cities is decreasing.

Airlines are cancelling flights. Tigerair has axed 5 domestic routes and also cutting down its fleet by third. Qantas are reporting for a possible loss of close to 150 million dollars in this financial year.

Having close business relations and a huge Chinese population in Australia, the Australian Chauffeur and corporate car industry gets directly effected depending upon the number of Chinese travellers whether tourists or international students or Chinese nationals living in Australia who travel to and from China.

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