Domestic tourism

Destinations

Your ultimate agent guide to the Kimberley

by Sponsored by Tourism Western Australia

With domestic holidays firmly on the agenda for travel-starved Aussies, agents would be silly not to make the most of the current situation and become experts of their own backyard. Case in point: the Kimberley.

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Wholesalers

AAT Kings completes third Tassie guided holiday in big win for domestic tourism

The Aussie group tour legends have no doubt brought out the party poppers and the fairy bread to celebrate this milestone.

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Destinations

Tourism Australia kicks off $5m advertising blitz

Dan Tehan has loosened the government’s purse strings in the hope it will stimulate a much-needed domestic tourism recovery.

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Destinations

Western Australia and ACT change up border restrictions

by Huntley Mitchell

There’s been a loosening of restrictions. And by that, we mean those concerning domestic borders – not the undone button on the pants of Travel Weekly’s editor.

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Destinations

The two types of experiences Tourism Australia is banking on to drive the travel rebound

by Sponsored by Tourism Australia

The organisation plans to have a greater focus on two key areas that are in line with changing consumer behaviours and future traveller desires. Find out what they are here.

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Destinations

Australia turns itself into a gift shop as part of ‘Holiday Here This Year’ campaign

Aussies looking to expand their Christmas gift horizons beyond a Bunnings gift card and Big Mouth Billy Bass Singing Fish have been given a helping hand.

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Tourism

August tourism data reveals regional Australia fared better than capital cities

This story contains plenty of stats for those of you who are data-hungry. It also contains some stern words from ATIC’s Simon Westaway.

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Hotels

Accor partners with Tourism Australia to push for domestic bookings

Tourism Australia is partnering up for new campaigns left, right and centre, so don’t rule out a collab with Cardi B.

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Tourism

Latest figures reveal $33.7bn loss for Australia’s tourism industry

by Christian Fleetwood

The financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic on Australia’s tourism industry during the first half of 2020 have been revealed and, as expected, it’s not pretty.

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Tourism

Domestic tourism spend drops by 65 per cent

The latest National Visitors Survey has quantified the dire effects of bushfires and COVID-19 on the domestic travel industry, showing a massive loss in tourism spend.

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Tourism

Aussies urged to back tourism industry following $11.7bn drop in spending

The accompanying blackboard drawing pretty much sums up the latest tourism spend figures, so feel free to skip this story if you’re trying to avoid grim news.

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Tourism

STUDY: Cashed-up consumers, not JobKeeper, key to Australia’s tourism recovery

For an enhanced reading experience, we recommend glazing over this research while listening to Shirley Bassey’s classic hit “Big Spender”.

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