NSW’s $51.5m package “a huge win” for accommodation, says trade body
The state government has commited $51.5 million to get people back in the Sydney CBD. But we’re sure dropping the cost of pints at pubs by 50c would’ve done the trick.
Hotels call for “vital” targeted support post-JobKeeper
Hotels tell ScoMo not to expect a red carpet rollout at the Ritz after being left out of new proposed $500 payments set to go to Qantas and Virgin staff.
National party pushes for $400 fortnightly top-up for travel industry post-JobKeeper
The Nats have backed a plan to redirect $180 million in government funding to help the travel industry survive post-Jobkeeper.
All the details, all the reactions: Federal government’s $1.2bn tourism support package explained
After much anticipation, ScoMo and Josh have revealed how the government plans to fork out $1.2 billion to keep Australia’s tourism industry alive and kicking. Here’s everything you need to know.
Tourism industry rescue package to be unveiled in “a matter of days”, says Treasurer
Josh Frydenberg says the travel industry won’t have to wait much longer to find out how the government plans to help out the bruised and battered sector.
“We need to address the elephant in the room”: travel agent implores government to make ‘that announcement’
by Linda Forster
An Aussie agent has waxed poetic about the travel industry’s struggles in this impassioned plea for the government to stop turning a blind eye.
Collapse of Helloworld agencies prompt urgent warning from business restructuring expert
Struggling travel companies are being urged to seek help before JobKeeper is wound back.
AFTA’s interim survey results reveal “distressing” statistics, says Rudd
AFTA has released interim results of its ‘Travelsectorkeeper’ survey, and they make for some pretty grim reading, according to CEO Darren Rudd.
Qantas suffers $1bn half-yearly loss, pushes back international flight plans
by Huntley Mitchell
The flying kangaroo won’t be hopping overseas as soon as originally hoped, after posting a “stark, but not surprising” loss.
“The travel industry has been the sacrificial lamb”: CATO bigwigs plead with Tourism Minister for financial aid
CATO’s delegation also bumped into AFTA’s boss while down in Canberra this week, with the two industry bodies comparing notes from their respective meetings.
AFTA urges agents to complete ‘Travelsectorkeeper’ survey and Aussie Specialist Program
Are repeated efforts to highlight your business’ COVID-induced financial woes falling on deaf ears? Try this.
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