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Victoria’s adventure tourism operators say Federal Budget provides “no lifeline”

While certain support for Australia’s under-siege tourism industry formed part of the Federal Budget, one industry body ain’t satisfied.

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Aviation

Qantas workers likely to receive thousands in unpaid wages after airline loses JobKeeper court case

The Flying Kangaroo’s cost-saving targets just became a little harder to hit after this court decision.

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Hotels

Accor’s Simon McGrath urges Queensland to set hard border opening date

by Christian Fleetwood

While Simon McGrath is smiling in the accompanying photo, his commentary is a lot less happy.

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Aviation

Aviation Wrap: Rex in line for $150m of funding, Velocity’s ‘Double Points’ campaign + MORE

We can’t promise this week’s Aviation Wrap is all good news, but at least Rex shareholders and Velocity Frequent Flyers have something to cheer about.

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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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Aviation

OPINION: Why the government must step in and save Australia’s aviation industry

by Michael Kaine

The TWU’s Michael Kaine has penned an urgent message to the government asking them to stop the collapse of Australia’s aviation industry.

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Wholesalers

OPINION: It’s been a long time since celebrations

by Justine Waddington

Here’s an honest take on JobKeeper 2.0 from the boss of an award-winning wholesaler. It’s well worth a read.

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Travel Agents

“Am I the only one in the travel industry calling BS on the celebrations?”: Agency boss on JobKeeper 2.0

This travel agent reckons the recent JobKeeper announcement drew a fine line between gratitude and relief, and criticism of its details, for Australia’s tourism industry.

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Tourism

ScoMo says JobKeeper will be extended to March 2021, but with reduced rates

by Christian Fleetwood

Australia’s Prime Minister has provided a crucial update on the future of JobKeeper. Here’s all you need to know, as well as the reactions from the tourism industry.

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Tourism

“An absolute priority”: 10,000 tourism professionals the latest to petition for JobKeeper extension

by Christian Fleetwood

The voices of Australia’s tourism industry are getting louder ahead of the federal government’s economic update on Thursday.

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Hotels

Hotel Wrap: Samphire Rottnest to open in October, Hilton signs first DoubleTree in Auckland + MORE

Running low on hotel gossip? Replenish it with some real news from chains and properties around the world right here.

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Travel Agents

Flight Centre employees face a further 1,500 redundancies

The travel giant has warned that tens of thousands of jobs in the industry will be lost if the government does not extend JobKeeper.

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