The city’s airport has become a magnet for the world’s best travellers, but what about the airport’s locals?
The Melbourne CBD is the busiest in the country with more than 10 million visitors per year, according to the Department of Local Government.
The airport has a population of 1.6 million and is one of Melbourne’s busiest hubs, but many of its residents are locals who are keen to visit for their holidays.
The city has had to work hard to attract foreign business and is a major destination for backpackers and holidaymakers alike.
However, for some locals the airport is a tough sell.
The ABC has obtained a letter written by a resident who is a business owner in the CBD.
The letter was sent by the resident to the airport last month.
“I just wanted to express my appreciation for your hospitality and the great opportunity you have to be in Melbourne for a short period of time,” the letter read.
“It is my understanding that this is not a regular opportunity for local businesses, so it would be nice to know if you could share this with us.”
The letter also noted that the airport had an “insignificant number of vacancies” in hospitality and catering areas.
However the airport was a “somewhat successful business” with “great service and quality”, the letter continued.
The resident told the ABC that he did not know if there was a vacancy at the airport, and asked if the airport could be used as a holiday destination.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads did not reply to the ABC’s request for comment.
Topics:airport,travel-and-tourism,travel,airport-melbourne-3000,melbourne—daytona-3121First posted March 15, 2020 08:56:50Contact Tim PembertonMore stories from Victoria