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Aussies urged to support local tourism after flood-related devastation

A peak industry body is asking keen travellers to postpone their trips to France and support Aussie tourism as it battles the impact of floods and COVID.

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Travel Agents

NSW introduces stay vouchers, but agent bookings aren’t included

New vouchers means big things for the NSW travel industry, but unfortunately travel agents have drawn the short straw this time.

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SA and NSW hospitality sector call for easing of COVID restrictions

The hospo sector is looking to party at full capacity and who can blame them, it’s been nearly two years since the staff at Travel Weekly were crowded in a sweaty nightclub at 2am mentally preparing for the next day’s debilitating hangover.

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Tourism

The positive reactions to NSW’s big international travel news continue, but not all industry figures are happy

The overall response to the NSW government’s big international travel announcement on Friday has, unsurprisingly, been a very positive one, but not all industry figures are dancing in the street.

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IHG’s Leanne Harwood elected first-ever female president of the Accommodation Association

Hospo industry veteran Leanne Harwood is back in the headlines, and this time it’s about her very deserving new role.

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Hotels

Richard Munro returns as CEO of the Accommodation Association

Munro, who even had a brief stint at the Cronulla Sharks after exiting the association, has returned to his old stomping ground.

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Travel Agents

AFTA extends chargeback scheme cut-off date

The gang over at the Australian Federation of Travel Agents have added to their slew of good news this week with this announcement.

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Travel Agents

Accommodation Association’s Dean Long named new AFTA boss

Dean Long is returning to AFTA after a few years, and he appears to be pretty happy about it.

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Tourism

Industry bodies urge government to provide more support and clarity for its roadmap rollout

The industry’s lobbying groups have been sharpening their pitchforks again in pursuit of more clarity, government support and a change in vaccine prioritisation.

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Tourism

Travel industry reacts to New Zealand’s trans-Tasman bubble announcement

The announcement of quarantine-free travel from Australia to NZ has been met with plenty of positive reactions from all corners of the industry. We’ve gathered just about all of them for your perusal.

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NSW’s $51.5m package “a huge win” for accommodation, says trade body

The state government has commited $51.5 million to get people back in the Sydney CBD. But we’re sure dropping the cost of pints at pubs by 50c would’ve done the trick.

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Tourism

All the details, all the reactions: Federal government’s $1.2bn tourism support package explained

After much anticipation, ScoMo and Josh have revealed how the government plans to fork out $1.2 billion to keep Australia’s tourism industry alive and kicking. Here’s everything you need to know.

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