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Tourism

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.

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“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.

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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.

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Destinations

‘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.

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Travel Agents

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.

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Tourism

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.

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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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Travel Agents

REVEALED: All the details for round two of the government’s travel agent support program

An additional $130 million of government funding is up for grabs. Here’s how you can claim your share.

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Tourism

Tourism industry rescue package to be unveiled in “a matter of days”, says Treasurer

Josh Frydenberg says the travel industry won’t have to wait much longer to find out how the government plans to help out the bruised and battered sector.

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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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