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European MPs call for safer, more sustainable tourism post-pandemic

Here’s some political news all the way from Europe. However, that’s not to suggest we actually sent a journalist over there to cover it.

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WTTC report reveals tourism suffered loss of almost $5.9 trillion in 2020 due to COVID-19

This report confirms what we already know (tourism had a very bad year in 2020), but it also reveals how quickly the industry will rebound, under the right circumstances.

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OPINION: Another year of hard borders could crush the tourism sector

by Sam Huang

Internationally recognised tourism expert Professor Sam Huang believes another year of hard borders could cripple Australia’s largest service export industry. In this opinion piece, he explains why.

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All the details, all the reactions: Federal government’s $1.2bn tourism support package explained

After much anticipation, ScoMo and Josh have revealed how the government plans to fork out $1.2 billion to keep Australia’s tourism industry alive and kicking. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Tourism industry rescue package to be unveiled in “a matter of days”, says Treasurer

Josh Frydenberg says the travel industry won’t have to wait much longer to find out how the government plans to help out the bruised and battered sector.

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Travel industry heavyweights share their biggest challenges at special event

by David Hovenden

Four industry heavyweights (metaphorically speaking, of course) have gathered to highlight just how tough it is to be a travel professional right now.

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WTTC urges governments to abandon concept of ‘high-risk countries’

WTTC chief Gloria Guevara has taken to the soapbox once again to try and change the minds of governments on risk assessment.

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New UNWTO data confirms 2020 as worst year in tourism history

We didn’t really need further confirmation that 2020 was an absolute arsehole of a year, but here it is anyway.

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AFTA continues to press govt for tailored support, as Frydenberg stands firm on JobKeeper

Staff at Parliament House’s café have already memorised Darren Rudd’s coffee order, as the AFTA boss spends another week down in Canberra.

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Tourism Australia kicks off $5m advertising blitz

Dan Tehan has loosened the government’s purse strings in the hope it will stimulate a much-needed domestic tourism recovery.

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Tourism Minister eyes potential post-JobKeeper support package for travel industry

Fingers and toes are being crossed throughout the industry, as Australia’s new Tourism Minister provides some hope of targeted government support.

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NSW unveils its grand plan to kickstart visitor economy

Stuart Ayres has pulled back the red velvet curtains on what we imagine was a fat binder containing the secret ingredients to saving the state’s tourism industry.

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