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Travel agents to be handed $128m federal government lifeline

It’s not quite the $250 million ask that AFTA was after, but it’s certainly better than nothing.

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Tourism

Birmo says international travel may be back on the cards in 2021

International travel in 2021 may not be off the cards just yet, but Australia’s Tourism Minister said getting Aussies overseas in the first half of the year will be challenging.

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Travel Agents

Australia’s small business ombudsman says travel agent support package is “a matter of urgency”

The calls for ScoMo to get off his backside and announce the lifeline agents so badly need have grown even louder and slightly terser.

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Hotels

Crowne Plaza returns to Adelaide with grand opening

Birmo even shined his special ribbon-snipping scissors to mark the occasion, which is pretty bloody special if you ask us.

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Tourism

ScoMo called upon to handle federal tourism portfolio

Should Australia’s PM somewhat reprise his role as “Scotty from marketing”? The ATIC’s Simon Westaway certainly thinks so.

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Destinations

Federal government announces changes to Tourism Australia board

There are a couple of fresh faces now sitting at Tourism Australia’s boardroom table. However, no word yet on when said table is getting a new coat of lacquer.

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Aviation

Trans-Tasman travellers arrive in South Australia, despite state not being in ‘bubble’

The much-anticipated trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ has turned into a bit of a dog’s breakfast, with yet another Aussie state being caught unawares.

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Destinations

Tourism Australia recruits Hamish Blake and wife Zoe to help boost domestic tourism

Do your clients happen to be massive fans of Hamish Blake and/or Zoe Foster-Blake? Share this video stat and get the booking form ready.

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Aviation

Australia’s Tourism Restart Taskforce says preparedness of airlines, airports critical in reviving international travel

by Christian Fleetwood

Interestingly, the Tourism Restart Taskforce is lacking a representative from Australia’s airlines or airports.

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Destinations

Trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ could happen by Christmas

by Christian Fleetwood

Hopes of a trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ happening before the end of the year have been given a boost, if Jacinda Ardern’s most recent comments are anything to go by.

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Destinations

Troubling tourism figures released as federal govt continues to target states over border closures

by Christian Fleetwood

The federal government has yet again taken aim at the states and territories, with the Tourism Minister using modelling that predicts a $55 billion tourism hit.

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Tourism

Aussies urged to back tourism industry following $11.7bn drop in spending

The accompanying blackboard drawing pretty much sums up the latest tourism spend figures, so feel free to skip this story if you’re trying to avoid grim news.

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