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Hotels

Richard Munro returns as CEO of the Accommodation Association

Munro, who even had a brief stint at the Cronulla Sharks after exiting the association, has returned to his old stomping ground.

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Travel Agents

AFTA extends chargeback scheme cut-off date

The gang over at the Australian Federation of Travel Agents have added to their slew of good news this week with this announcement.

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Travel Agents

Accommodation Association’s Dean Long named new AFTA boss

Dean Long is returning to AFTA after a few years, and he appears to be pretty happy about it.

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Tourism

Industry bodies urge government to provide more support and clarity for its roadmap rollout

The industry’s lobbying groups have been sharpening their pitchforks again in pursuit of more clarity, government support and a change in vaccine prioritisation.

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Tourism

Travel industry reacts to New Zealand’s trans-Tasman bubble announcement

The announcement of quarantine-free travel from Australia to NZ has been met with plenty of positive reactions from all corners of the industry. We’ve gathered just about all of them for your perusal.

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Hotels

NSW’s $51.5m package “a huge win” for accommodation, says trade body

The state government has commited $51.5 million to get people back in the Sydney CBD. But we’re sure dropping the cost of pints at pubs by 50c would’ve done the trick.

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Tourism

All the details, all the reactions: Federal government’s $1.2bn tourism support package explained

After much anticipation, ScoMo and Josh have revealed how the government plans to fork out $1.2 billion to keep Australia’s tourism industry alive and kicking. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Destinations

Victoria unveils support package for small businesses smacked by ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown

Small businesses in the tourism and hospitality sectors that were hit hard by the state’s snap five-day lockdown have been handed a $143 million reprieve.

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Destinations

Queensland to reopen border to Greater Sydney travellers from December

Palaszczuk has extended a pre-emptive welcome to Sydneysiders who want to spend their summer in Queensland, while hinting an announcement about Victoria may come tomorrow.

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Destinations

NSW sets date for Victoria border reopening

Gladys has set the date for NSW’s border reopening to Victoria, so get ready to plan your clients’ post-lockdown trips.

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Hotels

NSW introduces strict new laws to regulate short-term rental market

The new laws include a ‘three strikes and you’re out’ approach for irresponsible hosts. However, that’s not to say they will be forced to wield baseball bats or chew tobacco.

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Hotels

Accommodation Association calls for transparency after Travelodge hotel booted from quarantine program

by Ali Coulton

The association’s CEO said he was “extremely disappointed” by the NSW government’s decision, and claims the hotel has not been formally advised of why it was removed from the program.

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