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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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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