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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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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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Destinations

STUDY: NSW snowfields the ‘main game’ in town with Victorian border closed

As many as 322,000 Aussies plan on visiting one of NSW’s snowfields in the next two years. However, it’s not clear how many will spend most of their time inside their cabin drinking butterscotch schnapps.

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Aviation

“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.

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Tourism

ATEC slams federal government’s “unrealistic” view on Australia’s tourism recovery

ATEC managing director Peter Shelley has taken aim at the federal government’s approach to reviving Australia’s tourism industry. However, that’s not to say he’s wielding a revolver or rifle.

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Tourism

STUDY: More than 2m overseas holidaymakers ready to be wooed by domestic tourism

With Aussies currently unable to holiday overseas, new research has highlighted a huge opportunity for local travel and tourism operators.

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Technology

Airbnb encourages Aussies to ‘Go Near’ with new campaign

The home-sharing giant is doing its part to stimulate domestic travel, and has even created a new program for tourism bodies.

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Tourism

Wondering when international travel will restart? This new chart could hold the answer

The timeline for international travel’s restart has just become a whole lot clearer, thanks to a new chart detailing Australia’s plans.

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Travel Agents

AFTA backs Tourism Australia’s new specialist program for agents

With all the negative press attention surrounding AFTA last week, this new training program is a welcome distraction for the industry body.

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Destinations

“Christmas has come early”: NSW to remove travel restrictions on 1 June

In a stroke of good fortune for regional NSW tourism businesses hit by the dual crises of the bushfires and COVID-19 comes this news.

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Aviation

CAPA predicts 60 per cent recovery in Australia’s domestic capacity by Christmas

CAPA’s Peter Harbison has whipped out his crystal ball and fortune teller cloak to offer some predictions on the future of commercial aviation Down Under.

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