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Destinations

‘It’s our best shot for travel’: Tourism Australia launches vaccination campaign

by Huntley Mitchell

Keen to add to the groundswell of support for getting more jabs in arms and reducing vax hesitancy? Here are some slick new social media assets for you to deploy.

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Tourism

Aussie tourism leader pens open letter to PM calling for “urgent clarity” on reopening international border

A senior industry figure has written to ScoMo. However, it’s yet to be confirmed whether they opted for a fountain pen or a ballpoint one.

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Tourism

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.

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Travel Agents

Next round of travel agent support program opens

Grab all your supporting docs and a calculator and head to the Austrade website, because the government’s second funding round is now in play.

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Technology

Locally-developed ‘digital health passport’ could unlock Australia’s international border gates

Border closures and hotel quarantine could soon become things of the past for Australia, if this new piece of travel tech gets the funding it needs.

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Tourism

Tour operators need JobKeeper support until international borders reopen: ATEC

Peter Shelley has given ScoMo a bit of a nudge to provide some clarity around the future of JobKeeper. However, it’s unclear whether or not he led with the elbow.

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Tourism

ATEC slams federal government’s “unrealistic” view on Australia’s tourism recovery

ATEC managing director Peter Shelley has taken aim at the federal government’s approach to reviving Australia’s tourism industry. However, that’s not to say he’s wielding a revolver or rifle.

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Tourism

“A kick to the tourism industry”: NSW government slammed over $35m budget cut

Just like the fireworks in the accompanying photo, two prominent industry bodies have gone off about the NSW government’s big funding cut to its tourism agency.

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Tourism

Tourists to Oz break $40bn spending records

Visitors to Australia have broken major spending records, although we’re not saying they got into the Guinness Book of Records or anything.

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Aviation

Qantas helps Australia to “rebuild” Japan market

by Hannah Edensor

Do your clients complain that there’s no direct Qantas flights between Sydney and Osaka? Brighten their day with this.

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Tourism

Move over Kiwis, new tourists to topple influx

by Daisy Melwani

We’re also helping the economy with our spending. Well, more specifically we’re helping Australia’s wine regions at the very least.

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Tourism

Australia trials new visa rules for Chinese travellers

Prime Minister Turnbull’s announcement of improved visa arrangements for Chinese tourists has been described as a “strong step forward”.

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