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Queensland Premier asks Donald Trump to send tourists despite bushfires

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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has reportedly pleaded in a letter for President Donald Trump to revise US travel warnings for Australia.

The US State Department last week put out a new warning of Americans to consider postponing their travel to Australia with disastrous bushfires ravaging the country.

But the Courier-Mail reports that the premier has passionately pleaded with the US leader to reconsider the warning, which could be damaging to the tourism industry at a delicate time.

“The last thing we need is for international tourists to think that the entire country of Australia is not safe to visit,” Ms Palaszczuk wrote.

“We have large parts of our beautiful country that are not affected and would love to welcome American tourists here.

“I urge you to change the travel advice for American tourists looking to visit Australia.”

Many of Queensland and Australia’s hardest-hit bushfire areas are regions where the tourism industry dominates.

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