Travel agents’ national day of action highlights cruise industry struggle
Travel agents took to the streets earlier this week, just like they did in the ’60s but with far less groovy outfits, little to no Jimi Hendrix music, and not a ‘jazz cigarette’ in sight.
Inbound tourism recovery will rely on approval of China’s COVID vaccine, warns TTF boss
Margy Osmond gave the Senate a good talking too last week, also demanding to know why JobKeeper wasn’t coming back.
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.
“Definitely tougher than this time last year”: AFTA and agents plead for return of JobKeeper
As these agents all attest, it’s time for ScoMo to loosen the purse strings and get JobKeeper going again.
One of Australia’s largest hostel groups collapses into administration
Looks like backpackers may need to find somewhere else to play beer pong and fall out of bunk beds after a long night if this business can’t be resuscitated.
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.
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