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STUDY: Cashed-up consumers, not JobKeeper, key to Australia’s tourism recovery

For an enhanced reading experience, we recommend glazing over this research while listening to Shirley Bassey’s classic hit “Big Spender”.

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FINALLY! Village Roadshow agrees to takeover deal with failed Virgin bidder

by Huntley Mitchell

It’s not quite on the same scale as Virgin, but BGH Capital has still managed to snag a distressed travel company.

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Federal government relaxes JobKeeper eligibility requirements

Victorian businesses are breathing a sigh of relief after the government made some much-needed changes to the JobKeeper scheme.

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WATCH: Otter jumps onto tourist boat to escape killer whale

Just in case you feel like having your day brightened, here’s some footage of a very cute otter hiding on a tourist boat to avoid becoming a meal.

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Aussie travel insurance market forecast to shrink due to international restrictions

It appears Australia’s travel insurance providers are set to suffer from shrinkage in the coming months due to COVID-19.

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Essential travel must be prioritised when international travel resumes: WHO

The World Health Organization has issued its advice for national health authorities on the gradual return of international travel.

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Ardent Leisure pleads guilty to three charges over 2016 Dreamworld tragedy

Each charge against the theme park operator carries a maximum penalty of $1.5 million.

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“Impossible”: WHO warns against countries keeping borders shut for “foreseeable future”

by Ali Coulton

This comes just days after Prime Minister Scott Morrison said travelling beyond Australia’s borders was not “foreseeable”.

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WTTC urges governments to reconsider country-wide border closures

The peak industry body has warned governments around the world that further country-wide border closures could seriously jeopardise global economic recovery.

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OPINION: What the ‘new normal’ looks like for business travel

This blogger’s gone full fortune teller here for the business travel sector. Read on to find out what’s showing up inside their crystal ball.

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ScoMo says international travel “not foreseeable”, but expects NZ ‘bubble’ before end of 2020

Australia’s PM has quashed all hopes of a 2021 European summer, labelling international travel as “not foreseeable” except maybe for New Zealand.

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DFAT downsizes due to financial struggles

The government department has run the slasher through its ranks in an attempt to make up for a budget shortfall.

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