STUDY: Record 87.7 million tourists visited Australia in 2019
The latest international visitor survey shows Australia was on track for another record year before the dual crises of the bushfires and COVID-19.
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Apollo Tourism & Leisure’s Aussie RV rentals burnt by bushfires
by Huntley Mitchell
On a more positive note, the ASX-listed company posted record revenue for the first half of FY20.
Wholesaler Wrap: A new range of tours for over 30s, AAT Kings succeeds in ‘bushfire relief giveback’ trip + MORE!
This week’s Wholesaler Wrap comes chock-full of new products, cracking announcements and even a cricket test tour. Howzat?!
Agent Wrap: Registrations open for RWC 2023, Counselling for agents impacted by bushfires + MORE!
This week’s Agent Wrap is full of everything you need on a Friday: news of agents on voyages around the world, plenty of pictures and, most importantly, a short word count.
Canberra Airport closed as fire services use airfield to fight “out of control” bushfire
Canberra Airport has cancelled departures and arrivals as its airfield is used by aviation fire services to facilitate aerial firefighting efforts.
Tourism Australia launches ‘Holiday Here This Year’ campaign to boost bushfire recovery
It’s yet another campaign from Tourism Australia. Hopefully this one won’t need to be pulled like the Kylie ad.
Government injects $76 million boost to tourism as industry faces “its biggest challenge in living memory”
The news comes as a peak industry body estimates a 10 to 20 per cent drop in bookings set to cost the country at least $45 billion by the end of the year.
Outrigger’s ‘Australia Day in Waikiki’ event to raise funds for bushfire relief
Outrigger Hotels and Resorts is joining the worldwide effort in supporting the Australian bushfire crisis.
Bushfire smoke and thunderstorms cause flight delays at Melbourne Airport
by Christian Fleetwood
Bushfire smoke and a late afternoon storm caused dozens of delays at Melbourne Airport, which could carry over to today.
BUSHFIRES: CATO urges Aussies to help encourage tourism, Scenic drops big donation and more accommodation providers step up
We’ve been covering so much bushfire news lately that we’re considering creating a dedicated Bushfire Wrap. We’re praying it won’t come to that, though.
BUSHFIRES: US lowers travel warning, koalas appear in NYC and Jacinda Ardern boosts tourism
Companies and individuals continue to rally behind Australia in our time of need. Here’s our latest update on what’s being done.
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