More than 100 million tourism jobs could be saved in 2021: WTTC
The Wolrd Travel & Tourism Council reckons the industry is getting ready to pick itself up, shake itself off and sashay towards recovery.
Tourism Minister eyes potential post-JobKeeper support package for travel industry
Fingers and toes are being crossed throughout the industry, as Australia’s new Tourism Minister provides some hope of targeted government support.
Federal government accidentally advises visa applicants to travel overseas despite COVID-19 pandemic
Looks like someone at the Department of Home Affairs is getting fired after accidentally telling visa applicants to get overseas immediately during a global pandemic.
Northern Beaches COVID-19 outbreak led to $7 billion loss for tourism industry: TTF
Avalon residents have reportedly gone back into quarantine to escape the blame for this huge loss to the tourism industry.
WTTC releases mental health guidelines for travel and tourism sectors
At a time when mental health could not be more important, the world’s leading tourism organisation has released some new guidelines to help businesses of all sizes in the industry support their employees.
Australia’s international border closure “one of the last things to change”, says chief medical officer
The man in charge of leading Australia’s COVID-19 response isn’t budging on his international travel forecast. At least that means the champagne has more time to chill.
Linkd Tourism’s Michael Cassis promoted to GM role
Hats off to Michael for earning a promotion during a pandemic. Also, hats off to Travel Weekly’s editor, who ate leftover spag bol for lunch without spilling it on his new chinos.
Unvaccinated travellers should not be discriminated against, says WTTC chief
Gloria Guevara has seemingly gone after Qantas in her latest statement. However, that’s not to say it’s particularly nasty and full of swears.
Australia’s Chief Medical Officer warns border restrictions “to continue for some time” despite COVID-19 vaccine rollout
by Huntley Mitchell
With all the hype around the accelerated rollout of a coronavirus vaccine, Paul Kelly has provided a realistic take on what to expect.
NIB Travel introduces COVID-covered insurance product, as it prepares to scrap SureSave brand
The company’s product and brand offering is going to look a little different when it resumes selling travel insurance policies in Australia next month.
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