ScoMo called upon to handle federal tourism portfolio
Should Australia’s PM somewhat reprise his role as “Scotty from marketing”? The ATIC’s Simon Westaway certainly thinks so.
August tourism data reveals regional Australia fared better than capital cities
This story contains plenty of stats for those of you who are data-hungry. It also contains some stern words from ATIC’s Simon Westaway.
ATIC’s COVID Clean Program gets global tick of approval
It turns out that Simon Westaway and his team at the ATIC were right on the money with its COVID-safe program.
Regional tourism receives $250 million cash injection
The government has given regional tourism operators a reason to jump for joy this morning, and caused two industry associations to give such an aggressive thumbs up that they are both now suffering from pulled muscles in their hands.
WHM parliamentary inquiry urges government to develop ‘Have a Gap Year at Home’ campaign
Young Australians would be the targets of a new campaign to combat a shortage of backpacker workers in agriculture, according to a recommendation from an inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker program.
“An absolute priority”: 10,000 tourism professionals the latest to petition for JobKeeper extension
by Christian Fleetwood
The voices of Australia’s tourism industry are getting louder ahead of the federal government’s economic update on Thursday.
Australia’s inbound and domestic tourism spend falls by $6 billion
We’ve broken down Tourism Research Australia’s quarterly snapshot so that you don’t have to. And by “broken down”, we mean we skim read it and took a punt.
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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