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Hotels

NSW government rejects plan for $800m Sydney hotel

Are you of the opinion that Sydney already has too many hotels? Well, according to this lot, you (and the state government) are dead wrong.

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Travel Agents

Dan Tehan vows to work with AFTA to support industry recovery

AFTA has been working hard behind the scenes to make sure the Minister for Tourism is working even harder up front for travel agents.

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News

Daniel Andrews at odds with federal gov over triple jab entry requirements

The Victorian Premier and the Minister for Finance have bumped heads over what constitutes being fully vaccinated. It is not yet clear who was left with the bigger bump to the noggin.

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Cruise

P&O criticises cruise ban as it extends pause, marking two years of suspended operations

Summer cruises are on hold yet again so those looking for a chance to get drunk on a boat will have to hire out a tinny for the holiday season.

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Tourism

Tourism Minister seeks feedback on strategy to rebuild Australia’s visitor economy

The federal government is keen to hear your thoughts about its master plan to revamp tourism and if you ask us, all we need is more gigantic roadside fruit a la Big Banana.

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Destinations

Federal government makes more international border changes

Australia continues to shake off its ‘hermit kingdom’ status, but unfortunately the ‘climate change laggard’ moniker remains.

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Travel Agents

Federal government provides boost for travel agents with multiple outlets

The government has dipped into its coffers to help agents be ready and raring for bookings once borders reopen.

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Aviation

Australia’s aviation sector receives $184m package to help prepare for international travel restart

The Coalition government has loosened the purse strings once again for the aviation industry while its wings are still clipped.

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Tourism

Federal government expands eligibility for SME Recovery Loan Scheme

With many businesses in the industry now on their last legs, here’s hoping this move by Mr Frydenberg provides them with a much-needed lifeline.

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Technology

Government eyes October roll-out of vaccine certificates for international (and possibly domestic) travel

Apparently, ScoMo wants vaccine certificates for both international and domestic travel, but it appears some of his conservative party room colleagues ain’t so keen.

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Travel Agents

AFTA membership renewals climb, as calls for more govt support continue

It appears agent confidence in the federation is high amid wretched industry conditions.

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Aviation

“Clearly the last thing we want to do”: Qantas and Jetstar to stand down 2,500 staff

Sadly, the ongoing impact from the Greater Sydney lockdown has forced Alan Joyce’s hand.

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