ATIC proposes three-pronged emergency plan for tourism, hospitality and events to government
Daniel Gschwind and his team at the ATIC have devised a plan to get the three sectors out of what is turning out to be a rather large hole. You listening, ScoMo?
NZ joins states and territories in scramble to shut borders following Victoria’s snap lockdown
Aside from the chaos and cancelled travel plans, we’re quite looking forward to the return of Dan Andrews’ North Face puffer jacket at the daily pressers.
WA gets strict on NSW travellers, as state and territory borders tighten for Sydney hotspots
by Ali Coulton
States and territories have placed tight restrictions on Sydneysiders, with Marky Mark McGowan almost slamming the door shut on the entire state of NSW.
“Not clear where it goes next”: UK’s COVID battle helps ScoMo’s international travel argument
While some might have hoped the G7 leaders’ summit would prompt Australia’s PM to change his tune on international travel, it appears to have had the opposite effect.
OPINION: Another year of hard borders could crush the tourism sector
by Sam Huang
Internationally recognised tourism expert Professor Sam Huang believes another year of hard borders could cripple Australia’s largest service export industry. In this opinion piece, he explains why.
Travel industry heavyweights share their biggest challenges at special event
by David Hovenden
Four industry heavyweights (metaphorically speaking, of course) have gathered to highlight just how tough it is to be a travel professional right now.
Queensland and South Australia to reopen borders for NSW travellers
Things are starting to look up for Berejiklian, even if she did find out about Palaszczuk’s big news at the same time everyone else did.
Qantas ramps up its campaign for states to reopen borders
by Ali Coulton
The airline is also promising new regional flights if, of course, states can be persuaded to ease up on border closures.
Berejiklian slams Palaszczuk over reluctance to budge on border reopenings in latest state tussle
In the latest spat between Aussie states, Gladys has gone after Annastacia, with the latter refusing to budge on border reopenings despite a low number of cases in NSW.
WTTC urges governments to reconsider country-wide border closures
The peak industry body has warned governments around the world that further country-wide border closures could seriously jeopardise global economic recovery.
“NSW has done it”: WA Premier requests cap on international flight arrivals to reduce COVID-19 risk
by Christian Fleetwood
It was only a couple of months ago that Mark McGowan was slagging off NSW over its border stance, and now he wants to copy Gladys.
Coronavirus border row heats up, as WA uses Ruby Princess debacle to taunt NSW
The row between the states over remaining border closures has intensified, so much so that Mark McGowan is now donning a hard hat and safety vest.
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