Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T The Australian Federal Government’s decision to commit one million dollars to the Experience Development Strategies for Australia’s National Landscapes is likely to bolster tourist numbers, according to industry leaders. The Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF) chief executive John Lee said the industry has welcomed the government’s approach to destination development and expects the funding to improve “tourism offering and visitor experience… [in] priority destinations”. “… sticking to a strategic plan will deliver tourism infrastructure that will give a greater return on investment,” Mr Lee said. The National Landscapes strategy identifies priority destinations and has been constructed to improve tourism offers in key areas, with the aim to grow visitation. “That echoes the approach taken in our soon-to-be-released Tourism Infrastructure Priorities document, which identifies opportunities in the nation’s top 20 tourism regions,” Mr Lee added.TTF and the Federal Government plan to double overnight tourism expenditure to $140 billion by 2020.