Federal Budget

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Federal budget “fails the pub test” as financial support nixed for marketing spend leaves aviation and hospo behind

We assume the accompanying image encapsulates treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s response after reading what the travel industry had to say about his grand plan.

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Aviation

Qantas delays international restart, as Joyce issues “hermit state” warning

Thought Qantas’ October timeline for the restart of international flights was looking rather precarious before last night’s Federal Budget reveal? Be proven right here.

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Travel Agents

Federal Budget “unlikely” to deliver major benefits for agents: AFTA

Were you counting on a big cash splash from the government this Federal Budget? Well, AFTA has warned not to get too excited ahead of tonight’s big reveal.

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Tourism

Borders to stay shut until at least 2022, says Treasurer

Meanwhile, ScoMo reckons Australians don’t have the “appetite” for international travel. What an absolute load of bollocks.

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Tourism

Federal government says international travel expected “to remain largely closed off” until late 2021

Here’s the latest indication of when Aussies can expect to begin travelling overseas again, courtesy of Mr Frydenberg.

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Travel Agents

“The door is still open”: AFTA boss optimistic about sector-specific financial support

Have you let out a few swears over the lack of sector-specific support offered in the Federal Budget? Reduce your cursing just a little with this.

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Tourism

Federal Budget unveiled: Here’s what you need to know

by Christian Fleetwood

Travel Weekly’s reporter fell asleep halfway through last night’s big Budget reveal on the ABC, but still managed to recall enough to write this.

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Travel Agents

“This is a critical three-week window”: AFTA chief urges members to get lobbying

AFTA has given members the green light to get Zooming with their local federal representative. It’s even created a video to help with their lobbying efforts.

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Tourism

Budget fails to invest in tourism growth

We were shocked by the lack of tourism focus in the Federal Budget this week. Although we were sticking a knife in the toaster at the time.

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Tourism

What does the Budget have in store for travel?

by Hannah Edensor

We submitted our list of recommendations to the Government, although we’re not sure if “inner west rollercoaster” and “free burgers” will make the Budget’s priority list.

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Tourism

Budget Blows for Backpackers

by Emily Marsh

Its going to smash the number of people choosing Australia as a backpacking destination

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