Thailand to stay closed until at least March next year
The country’s Tourism Minister has thrown aside any hope for a comeback during the 2020-2021 peak season. Not that Aussie travellers are under the illusion of travelling overseas during the summer anyway.
Everything you need to know about the $465m Victorian Tourism Recovery Package
The Victorian government is giving its tourism sector a big budget injection. However, that’s not to say Daniel Andrews is using a giant needle to administer it.
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.
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.
August tourism data reveals regional Australia fared better than capital cities
This story contains plenty of stats for those of you who are data-hungry. It also contains some stern words from ATIC’s Simon Westaway.
Tower of London’s famous ravens are “bored” without tourists
This news does not bode well for the monarchy, because legend has it that the kingdom will fall if the tower’s six resident ravens leave the fortress.
New research highlights role of domestic travel in Australia’s tourism recovery
by Christian Fleetwood
Wondering how domestic travel will play its part in the recovery of Australia’s battered tourism sector? Clear up your confusion with this new study.
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.
STUDY: Cashed-up consumers, not JobKeeper, key to Australia’s tourism recovery
For an enhanced reading experience, we recommend glazing over this research while listening to Shirley Bassey’s classic hit “Big Spender”.
OPINION: Why the government must step in and save Australia’s aviation industry
by Michael Kaine
The TWU’s Michael Kaine has penned an urgent message to the government asking them to stop the collapse of Australia’s aviation industry.
WTTC urges governments to reconsider country-wide border closures
The peak industry body has warned governments around the world that further country-wide border closures could seriously jeopardise global economic recovery.
AFTA chief says new ‘Tourism Restart Plan’ will unlock “real and immediate benefits” for agents
AFTa’s newly-appointed boss is quickly making his presence felt, this time offering his thoughts on the Tourism Restart Taskforce’s fresh plan for the government.
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