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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.

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Tourism

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.

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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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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”.

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Aviation

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.

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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.

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Travel Agents

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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OPINION: It’s an open road to tourism’s return

by Jacqui Abbott

This blogger highlights the big opportunity that lies ahead for travel marketers on the road to recovery. However, that’s not to suggest you need a vehicle to capitalise on it.

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Tourism

ATEC slams federal government’s “unrealistic” view on Australia’s tourism recovery

ATEC managing director Peter Shelley has taken aim at the federal government’s approach to reviving Australia’s tourism industry. However, that’s not to say he’s wielding a revolver or rifle.

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Prolonged travel restrictions could result in loss of 197 million travel and tourism jobs: WTTC

This new study from the World Travel & Tourism Council makes for pretty grim reading. Let’s hope the barriers to global travel are broken down quickly, but safely.

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WTTC creates first-ever global safety stamp for travellers

Do you consider yourself a hardcore stamp collector? Well, sadly for you, the WTTC’s new stamp is not the type that goes in a scrapbook.

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John O’Sullivan on Experience Co.’s reset, travel’s recovery and Westbury’s “appalling” comments

by Huntley Mitchell

Travel Weekly has gone one-on-one with Experience Co. CEO and former Tourism Australia boss John O’Sullivan. As in interview him – not verse him in an online game of chess or Battleship.

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