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.
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.
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.
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.
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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