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‘Stop trying to be nice’: Travel bosses slam vaccine delays

 

The slow rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine could see Australia left behind, Corporate Travel Management chief executive Jamie Pherous has warned.

The stark calls comes as concerns emerge that local business would be left behind rivals operating in markets where vaccines have been widely administered, with problems spreading beyond exporting.

A wide swath of corporate Australia, stretching beyond the hard-hit tourism and travel sectors, is calling for a faster vaccine rollout to provide greater certainty for investment in the economic recovery.

Mr Pherous said delays in the rollout of the vaccines were now costing Australian business because of the inability to travel, while business travellers in the US and Britain who had…

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