tourism

Destinations

This tourism ad is so weird and trippy, it’ll have you declaring “WTF did I just watch?”

Did you perhaps take an ecstasy tablet in your misspent youth? Travel Weekly warns this ad could bring it back on 15 years later.

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Travel Agents

WA travel agents now able to apply for their share of $16.8m support fund

With the WA government posting a whopping $5.6 billion surplus in FY21, we reckon Mark McGowan won’t even notice a few mill gone from his war chest.

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Tourism

Inbound tourism recovery will rely on approval of China’s COVID vaccine, warns TTF boss

Margy Osmond gave the Senate a good talking too last week, also demanding to know why JobKeeper wasn’t coming back.

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Destinations

Austria names new tourism chief

The Austrian National Tourist Office has found itself a new leader, who now has no choice but to like The Sound of Music and Viennese apple strudel.

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Technology

Local travel platform delivers $30m boost for tourism businesses

With the international border closed until 2022 and meagre Budget relief for tourism operators, this new initiative is a big shot in the arm.

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Destinations

Victorian government creates more travel vouchers to support regional tourism recovery

It’s been a pretty crappy time of late for Victorians, so we’re sending some positive vibes their way in the form of this welcome news.

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Wholesalers

Intrepid wants Aussies to book a First Nations tourism experience … just not with them

Intrepid has formed a special partnership for National Reconciliation Week and, as you’ll discover here, that’s not the only thing the wholesaler has been up to.

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Technology

UNWTO partners with Google to lead global recovery of tourism

The UN’s specialist tourism agency has hopped into bed with Google. Well, they were already both in it, so now they’re sharing the same pillow.

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Cruise

APT postpones Kimberley season over hospitality and tourism worker shortage

by Ali Coulton

New staffing requirements introduced by Border Force have postponed the long-awaited return to sailing for APT’s Caledonian Sky.

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Hotels

The Star lobs merger offer at rival Crown to create $12bn tourism and entertainment giant

by Huntley Mitchell

The Star faces some competition, however, from a private equity firm that wants to take over Crown (which, FYI, has also just hired a new CEO).

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Destinations

As Italy prepares to welcome back international visitors, its tourism board has launched a radio station

by Sponsored by the Italian National Tourist Board

Yes, the Italian National Tourist Board has turned itself into a radio station. However, don’t expect Alan Jones to come out of retirement to play host.

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Tourism

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.

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