CATO reveals new board as membership reaches all-time high
The only thing at an all-time high in Travel Weekly’s office is going to be our electricity bill due to our insistence on working in a tropical climate in the middle of winter.
Albo officially names Don Farrell as Australia’s new Tourism Minister
Nothing like an awkward selfie with the PM to kick off your stint as Tourism Minister. Here’s everything you need to know about the industry’s new overlord.
“The new ministry is well informed and ready to support tourism’s future”: Peak industry bodies welcome Australia’s new PM
Travel Weekly’s editor spent her Sunday morning shushing the cheering crowd at Marrickville Library as Albo posed out the front for this photo op. He’s lucky he has a cute dog or she may have had to get the librarians involved.
ATEC tickled pink with Labor Party tourism funding promise
As professional journalists, we at Travel Weekly remain completely unbiased when it comes to political matters. However, we’re just going to leave this here…
Australian border re-opens today but the industry has concerns
Finally! After 23 months the border is back open and with it you can expect to see British backpackers polluting pubs and families reconnecting after a rough two years apart.
‘It’s our best shot for travel’: Tourism Australia launches vaccination campaign
by Huntley Mitchell
Keen to add to the groundswell of support for getting more jabs in arms and reducing vax hesitancy? Here are some slick new social media assets for you to deploy.
Austrade updates next round of travel agent support program
Wondering when round two payments are due to start appearing in bank accounts? All is revealed here.
Aussie tourism leader pens open letter to PM calling for “urgent clarity” on reopening international border
A senior industry figure has written to ScoMo. However, it’s yet to be confirmed whether they opted for a fountain pen or a ballpoint one.
Federal government assembles expert panel to help drive tourism industry’s recovery
The government has channelled its inner Justice League to unite five tourism experts for a good old-fashioned brainstorm.
Locally-developed ‘digital health passport’ could unlock Australia’s international border gates
Border closures and hotel quarantine could soon become things of the past for Australia, if this new piece of travel tech gets the funding it needs.
Tour operators need JobKeeper support until international borders reopen: ATEC
Peter Shelley has given ScoMo a bit of a nudge to provide some clarity around the future of JobKeeper. However, it’s unclear whether or not he led with the elbow.
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