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.
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.
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.
WHM parliamentary inquiry urges government to develop ‘Have a Gap Year at Home’ campaign
Young Australians would be the targets of a new campaign to combat a shortage of backpacker workers in agriculture, according to a recommendation from an inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker program.
Hotel Wrap: Accor to bring Fairmont brand Down Under, Ovolo South Yarra + MORE
This week’s Hotel Wrap is so big that you’ll probably need to take a break or two from reading it. Pace yourself.
AHA, AAOA and TAA to merge and create “united voice” for Australia’s accommodation industry
That’s right, folks. It looks like Australia’s three peak bodies for the accommodation industry are joining forces.
Australia’s overseas arrivals hit six-year low after record period
As this new ABS data proves, Australia was going great guns in terms of international visitors until COVID-19 had to come and f**k up everything.
YOU BLOODY BEAUTY!!! Australia and NZ to host 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup
After a very anxious wait overnight, Aussies and Kiwis have woken up to this fantastic bit of news!
Hotel Wrap: Outrigger’s new agent newsletter, Marriott’s RevPAR plummets + MORE
This week’s Hotel Wrap is a bit like an Allen’s Party Mix, in that it’s got everything from new properties and wellness series, to agent-focused initiatives and some not-so-good quarterly results.
Hotel Wrap: Club Med to host beer yoga for agents, Sofitel’s concert for quarantined guests + MORE
Personally, we prefer wine pilates, but we’ll take what we can get. Catch loads more freebies and initiatives from the hotel industry right here.
AFTA and Tourism Accommodation Australia respond to govt stimulus package
AFTA chief executive Jayson Westbury said the federal stimulus package will provide some relief to cash flow for travel agencies, but more may be needed.
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