Despite the border between Victoria and New South Wales closing as of Tuesday night, Grampians Tourism remains positive for the region.
Research undergone by the tourism body showed if state and international borders remained closed there was a surplus in the Victorian visitor spending economy.
"We spend more money overseas and interstate than we do in intrastate travel," chief executive Marc Sleeman said.
"If the borders remain close and we were able to activate visitation there is a net positive $10m that could flow out to regional economies."
Mr Sleeman said he had obtained feedback from the information centre in Halls Gap during the school holidays.
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"50 per cent of visitation at the moment is from regional Victoria," he said.
"Melbourne only ever represented 30 per cent of visitation to our region anyway.
"The regional visitation is one of our source markets for visitation to the region and contributes more visitor spend than other markets."
Mr Sleeman said some people held concerns about the impact people travelling from postcodes which were in lockdown.
"The top 10 sources of visitors from local government areas from greater Melbourne are not those areas," he said.
"If we follow the chief medical officer's advice on opening businesses in the COVID-19 climate we will ensure we maintain safety for our staff and visitors. This will enable us to rebound strongly.
"As long as we are maintaining all of our requirements to keep everyone healthy we will continue to thrive and our region will continue to recover."
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