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Tourism

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.

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Travel Agents

Next round of travel agent support program opens

Grab all your supporting docs and a calculator and head to the Austrade website, because the government’s second funding round is now in play.

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Technology

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.

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Tourism

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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Tourism

CATO, CLIA and ATEC unite to chart post-COVID course

While the accompanying photo highlights the lack of diversity amongst the industry associations’ leaders, there’s no doubt that the meeting itself was a productive one.

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Tourism

ATEC slams federal government’s “unrealistic” view on Australia’s tourism recovery

ATEC managing director Peter Shelley has taken aim at the federal government’s approach to reviving Australia’s tourism industry. However, that’s not to say he’s wielding a revolver or rifle.

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Tourism

ATIC and ATEC launch COVID-safe programs for SMEs

Two of Australia’s industry bodies have developed practical support for businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. However, that’s not to say they copied each other’s ideas.

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Tourism

Industry bodies call on government support for “horror movie” impacts of COVID-19

Key industry bodies used the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ release of overseas arrival figures to call upon the government for support.

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Tourism

Backpackers to help out with bushfire relief efforts

The Federal Government has announced a new scheme to get backpackers involved in rebuilding bushfire-affected communities. 

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Destinations

Destination Wrap: Macao’s open-air festival, Tourism Tasmania’s plane giveaway + MORE

The only destination Travel Weekly’s editor wants to be right now is in his bed, after spending most of the long weekend on the sauce.

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Tourism

“A kick to the tourism industry”: NSW government slammed over $35m budget cut

Just like the fireworks in the accompanying photo, two prominent industry bodies have gone off about the NSW government’s big funding cut to its tourism agency.

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Tourism

Tourists to Oz break $40bn spending records

Visitors to Australia have broken major spending records, although we’re not saying they got into the Guinness Book of Records or anything.

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