NSW introduces stay vouchers, but agent bookings aren’t included
New vouchers means big things for the NSW travel industry, but unfortunately travel agents have drawn the short straw this time.
SA and NSW hospitality sector call for easing of COVID restrictions
The hospo sector is looking to party at full capacity and who can blame them, it’s been nearly two years since the staff at Travel Weekly were crowded in a sweaty nightclub at 2am mentally preparing for the next day’s debilitating hangover.
“We can’t live here in hermit kingdom”: NSW to ditch quarantine for international arrivals from 1 November
The big policy shift means that NSW is the only Aussie state to announce quarantine-free international travel.
Federal government assembles expert panel to help drive tourism industry’s recovery
The government has channelled its inner Justice League to unite five tourism experts for a good old-fashioned brainstorm.
Travel industry reacts to New Zealand’s trans-Tasman bubble announcement
The announcement of quarantine-free travel from Australia to NZ has been met with plenty of positive reactions from all corners of the industry. We’ve gathered just about all of them for your perusal.
Tourism Accommodation Australia elects new chair for NSW
The industry body has a new chair for its NSW branch … as in the two-legged human version – not the four-legged type that you sit on.
Star Entertainment Group finally gets approval for six-star Sydney hotel
by Huntley Mitchell
The group has proven that persistence pays off, with its revised plan for a six-star hotel in Pyrmont getting the green light from the NSW government.
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.
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.
Trivago loses appeal after misleading consumers over hotel ads
We assume Trivago’s lawyers have since made their way from the courtroom to the pub and are drowning their sorrows.
NSW introduces strict new laws to regulate short-term rental market
The new laws include a ‘three strikes and you’re out’ approach for irresponsible hosts. However, that’s not to say they will be forced to wield baseball bats or chew tobacco.
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