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Tourism

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.

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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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Travel Agents

“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.

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Tourism

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.

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Travel Agents

JobKeeper ends: Where do we go from here?

The federal government’s controversial payment scheme has come to an end. Here’s where we know support for travel agents still lies and where other support may come from.

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Hotels

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.

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Hotels

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.

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Travel Agents

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.

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Tourism

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.

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Tourism

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.

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Travel Agents

“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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Travel Agents

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.

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