Dan Tehan

Tourism

Tourism Minister seeks feedback on strategy to rebuild Australia’s visitor economy

The federal government is keen to hear your thoughts about its master plan to revamp tourism and if you ask us, all we need is more gigantic roadside fruit a la Big Banana.

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Destinations

New chair for Tourism Australia

Do you work at Accor or happen to watch Bloomberg on the reg? Well, there’s a fair chance you know of Tourism Australia’s new chair.

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Destinations

Tourism Australia chair Bob East steps down

Bob East’s EA is currently breathing a sigh of relief after the industry veteran stepped down from one of his many board roles.

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Travel Agents

Federal government provides boost for travel agents with multiple outlets

The government has dipped into its coffers to help agents be ready and raring for bookings once borders reopen.

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Tourism

Tourism Minister says international borders will reopen by Christmas “at the latest”

by Ali Coulton

Dan Tehan has urged states to stick to the national plan and encouraged Aussies to “roll up their sleeves”.

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Technology

“The failings are dramatic”: Further security flaws leave Australia’s vaccination certificates open to forgery

Another tech-savvy Aussie has pointed out how easy it is to forge the government’s vax certificates, which could be a big problem for domestic and, potentially, international travel.

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Tourism

Aussies set for early Christmas present, with international travel on the cards in November

by Ali Coulton

Double-jabbed Aussies could be travelling overseas by November, with the government about to hit the launch button for its “vaccine passport”.

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Destinations

“They’re very keen to engage with us”: Tourism Minister provides update on travel bubble candidates

by Huntley Mitchell

On top of the usual suspects, Dan Tehan has been engaging in ‘bubble’ conversations with a couple of other countries.

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Cruise

Health Minister hints at Australian cruise comeback by year’s end

by Ali Coulton

Greg Hunt has shed some light on when the Australian cruise industry might restart in response to a travel agent petition.

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Destinations

Singapore travel bubble delayed until end of 2021: Tourism Minister

Got a client who had their heart set on visiting Singapore soon? Best to send them a box of chocolates before breaking this news.

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Events

Tourism Minister kicks off ATE21

Tourism Australia’s largest annual travel trade event is well underway, with the arancini balls at the networking drinks proving a hit with Travel Weekly’s editor.

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Tourism

Tehan says Aussies aren’t spending enough on domestic tourism, hints cruising could resume mid-June

by Ali Coulton

The Tourism Minister is encouraging Aussies to “buy that extra beer”, so Travel Weekly’s editor has gone and purchased a case.

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