Tech and tourism connections with San Francisco take-off

Tech and tourism connections with San Francisco take-off

Victoria is connecting with San Francisco like never before with our tech and tourism sectors set to benefit from direct flights and a new campaign to attract investment from Silicon Valley.

The Andrews Labor Government has worked closely with Qantas on the launch of its first direct flights between Melbourne and San Francisco, with four services a week set to add close to 50,000 seats each way a year.

The big boost in visitor numbers is set to generate more than $30 million a year in expenditure, grow total USA air freight exports to over a billion dollars and will make it easier than ever before for San Francisco-based companies to do business with Victoria.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events, John Eren, said “Qantas’ new San Francisco flights are a big win for Victoria – they will strengthen our connection to the United States and bring more visitors, create new business opportunities and deliver more jobs for Victorians.”

The Labor Government has also launched a major campaign to attract more investment from the world’s leading technology companies in Silicon Valley. The campaign promotes Victoria’s highly skilled tech workforce and position as a leading tech hub in the Asia Pacific region.