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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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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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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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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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Hotels

Big Fat Hotel Wrap

by Vanessa Bussoletti

It’s Thursday today, which can only mean two things; you get served with a Big Fat Hotel Wrap, and we start complaining that it’s not the weekend yet.

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