One in three tourism businesses face extinction within next three months: TTF
A national survey has painted a grim picture of the sentiment among travel-dependent businesses after what has effectively been an 18-month lockdown for the nation’s visitor economy.
“Recovery will be muted and restrained”: Industry bigwigs warn that ending Australia’s international travel ban will not save the industry
Some of the travel industry’s top brass have weighed in on the government’s decision to open international borders a month early. Oh, and we’ve also snuck in some new info on Qantas’ overseas restart.
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.
Travel industry reacts to Brisbane’s 2032 Olympics win
While Queensland’s capital was a shoo-in to snare the Games for 2032, it was still a bloody nice bit of news for Aussies to wake up to this morning.
STUDY: Victoria tops nation with highest return on destination marketing investment
TTF’s Margy Osmond reckons Australian states and territories need to pull their socks up when it comes to tourism expenditure.
More travel industry figures criticise government’s $1.2bn support package
by Huntley Mitchell
Senior industry figures left, right and centre are having their say on the government’s new stimulus measures for tourism, and the feedback ain’t overly positive.
TTF urges federal government to implement $7.7bn tourism rescue package
The industry body has laid out its multi-billion-dollar demands to ScoMo and Josh, as the cut-off date for JobKeeper life support nears.
Northern Beaches COVID-19 outbreak led to $7 billion loss for tourism industry: TTF
Avalon residents have reportedly gone back into quarantine to escape the blame for this huge loss to the tourism industry.
HELL YEAH! Ardern says Aussies will be travelling quarantine-free to New Zealand early next year
FINALLY! Get ready for your phone to ring off the hook from your excited clients keen to get the heck out of Australia next year.
STUDY: Only a quarter of Aussies will travel interstate this summer
The research shows there is still a significant amount of work to do in encouraging Aussies to take to the skies.
The good, the bad and the ugly: tourism industry reacts to NSW Budget
The state government has announced NSW residents will get $100 worth of vouchers to spend on tourism and hospitality activities, but not everyone is happy about it.
New Tourism Minister (and Assistant Tourism Minister) chosen for Queensland
by Huntley Mitchell
Annastacia Palaszczuk has given her Cabinet a bit of a reshuffle. Or, as Carson Kressley would say, a tzsuj.
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