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.
Giants in need: How the dependency on tourism endangers the wellbeing of captive elephants
by Dr Jan Schmidt-Burbach
Despite the fundamental ethical concerns of using elephants in tourism, it can be very profitable and in normal times pays for their upkeep. But what if tourists stop coming altogether?
How to continue engaging with your customers during COVID-19
by Dr Jana Matthews
Here’s some sage advice from a university professor on customer engagement. It’s basically a giant marketing magnet in word form.
Industry leaders form new taskforce for Australia’s tourism recovery
The likes of Flight Centre, Ponant, Tourism Australia, and The Walshe Group have joined forces to help aid tourism’s recovery in the wake of COVID-19.
WTTC estimates 100 million travel and tourism jobs now at risk, calls on G20 to lead recovery
A staggering 100 million jobs in travel and tourism could now be at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the global council.
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