Federal budget “fails the pub test” as financial support nixed for marketing spend leaves aviation and hospo behind
We assume the accompanying image encapsulates treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s response after reading what the travel industry had to say about his grand plan.
“We need to convert interest to bookings”: North QLD to get lions share of Scomo’s $60 million tourism boost
by Ali Coulton
The PM has announced a massive funding boost for Australia’s tourism industry, with a focus on trade relations. To celebrate, we’ve dug up this bewildering image of him scaring the sh*t out of a cockatoo.
Australia launches legal proceedings against Russia over MH17 downing
Australia and the Netherlands have vowed to hold Russia responsible for its actions over the 2014 downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight.
Australian border re-opens today but the industry has concerns
Finally! After 23 months the border is back open and with it you can expect to see British backpackers polluting pubs and families reconnecting after a rough two years apart.
Alloggio urges tourism industry to “hunt as a pack”
Alloggio has pulled out the big metaphor in its preparation for the border to re-open. Maybe once it’s actually open we can expect to see some alliteration, or even a simile.
Australia prepares to lift inbound travel ban as Scomo hints at further economic support for tourism
Our international border will be flinging open for fully vaccinated tourists in just weeks after two years of being closed to the world, so here’s a picture of the PM ogling some fish on a glass-bottomed boat to celebrate.
Home Affairs Minister says international border opening “imminent” as Scomo backs WA’s tight border rules
by Ali Coulton
Brace yourself for the return of the selfie stick-wielding crowds at Australia’s tourism hotspots. We suggest carrying around a pool noodle to wack your way through when things get too congested.
Scomo says Inbound travel will return “well before Easter”, depending on hospital impact
The PM has lined up his rose quartz and is working hard to manifest a stronger hospital system so he can welcome international tourists back to Aussie shores.
Japan and South Korea travel bubble to open within weeks, says ScoMo
The PM said Australia’s travel bubble with Singapore would expand to the two countries in the coming weeks and, while he was at it, managed to take a swipe at states that have been slow to reopen.
Australia to welcome fully-vaxxed Singaporean travellers later this month
ScoMo says the move means that within weeks, we will be welcoming tourists from two of our top 10 travel destinations.
ScoMo “fully anticipates” return of international tourists to Australia by end of year
In good news for our inbound tourism gang, the PM is confident that double-jabbed tourists, students and backpackers will return this year.
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