That's not my opinion, that's from the polls, clearly including LNP internal polls, and I have quoted the source, I didn't make this up as a personal opinion.That is your opinion I suppose and you are MORE than free to think that
I thought those marketing campaigns are being done to pressure the QLD government to allow free travel?No not at all a useless campaign by Virgin et al or a useless petition - because its a lot more than just winning the next state QLD election, it is much bigger than that, that is just the target right now.
Also, Bill Gates did say this. You could open the economy up fully, but if people are scared, then they would not travel / spend regardless. I can see that many people are even too scared to go out to restaurants. Just look at how restaurants used to have queues, but not anymore nowadays.
If people hold a fear of the virus, that they won't even eat at a restaurant or Chinatown, how could you make them fly on a plane?
Not all free publicity is good publicity.How much to put up a single webpage and send out an email campaign, Absolute peanuts. Value in free advertising, media attention - millions.
Look at the banks, how many marketing plans have been backfired?
If people have a fear of the virus, and you push people to open, then you just become public enemy. Just look at LNP leader in QLD:
"Since then, the LNP leader hasn't called a single media conference on the border issue, a seemingly tacit admission that public opinion was not on her side."
So don't these companies just risk turning themselves into public enemy number 1?