Daniel Andrews at odds with federal gov over triple jab entry requirements
The Victorian Premier and the Minister for Finance have bumped heads over what constitutes being fully vaccinated. It is not yet clear who was left with the bigger bump to the noggin.
International travel restrictions could push Australian Open overseas
Players aren’t keen on going through Australia’s two-week quarantine program again, with Dubai and Doha reportedly being considered as potential host cities should the event need to be relocated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tourism Australia recruits Hamish Blake and wife Zoe to help boost domestic tourism
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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.
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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