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Canberra 'influencers' to help city's tourism recovery
Australian Hotels Association ACT branch general manager Anthony Brierley said all Canberrans could play a role in spreading positive messages about the city.
Mr Brierley said while hotels were reporting fewer cancellations than they had at the start of the month, the industry continued to suffer from the external perception that Canberra was constantly blanketed in hazardous smoke and under threat from bushfire.
He said the government should wind back the "state of alert" status for Canberra, but keep it in place for the territory's rural fringes.
Canberra hotels hit by cancellations
Mr Brierley said that while the industry understood people's concerns, the headline smoke events were behind the city and the city was safe to visit.
Canberra's Air Quality Index
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