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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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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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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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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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“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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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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Aviation

Qantas helps Australia to “rebuild” Japan market

by Hannah Edensor

Do your clients complain that there’s no direct Qantas flights between Sydney and Osaka? Brighten their day with this.

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Travel Agents

Flavour of the Week

Have you noticed a shortage of car parks and biro pens in your office lately? These new hires could be to blame.

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Tourism

Budget fails to invest in tourism growth

We were shocked by the lack of tourism focus in the Federal Budget this week. Although we were sticking a knife in the toaster at the time.

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What does the Budget have in store for travel?

by Hannah Edensor

We submitted our list of recommendations to the Government, although we’re not sure if “inner west rollercoaster” and “free burgers” will make the Budget’s priority list.

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Move over Kiwis, new tourists to topple influx

by Daisy Melwani

We’re also helping the economy with our spending. Well, more specifically we’re helping Australia’s wine regions at the very least.

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