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Aviation

Australia to increase weekly cap on international arrivals, as National Cabinet mulls alternative quarantine options

ScoMo fronted the media on Friday arvo to provide a welcome update for stranded Aussies abroad, thankfully sans his Cronulla Sharks cap hat.

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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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Destinations

WOO-HOO! Trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ to become a reality in two weeks

In huge news, Australia and New Zealand have negotiated a deal to get the trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ off the ground in two weeks’ time.

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Tourism

Regional tourism receives $250 million cash injection

The government has given regional tourism operators a reason to jump for joy this morning, and caused two industry associations to give such an aggressive thumbs up that they are both now suffering from pulled muscles in their hands.

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Tourism

Federal govt announces “most significant” insolvency reforms in 30 years to help save struggling small businesses

Is your business on its last legs? Find some relief in this major announcement by the federal government.

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Road & Rail

Apollo Tourism & Leisure secures $25m of additional funding

Here’s some much-needed positive news from an ASX-listed travel company that is now confident of surviving the pandemic.

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Tourism

Federal government relaxes JobKeeper eligibility requirements

Victorian businesses are breathing a sigh of relief after the government made some much-needed changes to the JobKeeper scheme.

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Tourism

Australia’s most famous doctor warns international travel unlikely until COVID-19 vaccine is developed

The nation’s most famous doctor has weighed in on the international travel debate, and we’re not talking about the handsome Chris Brown.

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Cruise

CLIA’s dire warning to the government

CLIA has warned of dire consequences if Australia’s cruise suspension continues beyond 17 September, and JobKeeper isn’t extended for agents and others in the travel industry.

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Hotels

AHA chosen to lead IR reform for hospitality and accommodation sector

The big cheeses at the Australian Hotels Association have received a call-up to help overhaul Australia’s industrial relations system.

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Aviation

Virgin’s administrators warn bidders may withdraw if govt fails to provide more financial certainty

Virgin Australia’s administrators have urged the federal government to provide more financial certainty for the airline, or risk its sale falling in a heap.

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Tourism

Here’s when the states and territories will begin travelling again under ScoMo’s three-step plan

Australia’s PM has announced interstate travel could return in the next few months, but international travel is still off the table for the foreseeable future.

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