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Tourism Accommodation Australia and the Accommodation Association kick off merger with milestone meeting

Rumour has it the Spice Girl’s When Two Become One could be heard blasting from the conference room where this monumental meeting took place.

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Travel Agents

NSW introduces stay vouchers, but agent bookings aren’t included

New vouchers means big things for the NSW travel industry, but unfortunately travel agents have drawn the short straw this time.

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News

SA and NSW hospitality sector call for easing of COVID restrictions

The hospo sector is looking to party at full capacity and who can blame them, it’s been nearly two years since the staff at Travel Weekly were crowded in a sweaty nightclub at 2am mentally preparing for the next day’s debilitating hangover.

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Destinations

“We can’t live here in hermit kingdom”: NSW to ditch quarantine for international arrivals from 1 November

The big policy shift means that NSW is the only Aussie state to announce quarantine-free international travel.

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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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Tourism

Travel industry reacts to New Zealand’s trans-Tasman bubble announcement

The announcement of quarantine-free travel from Australia to NZ has been met with plenty of positive reactions from all corners of the industry. We’ve gathered just about all of them for your perusal.

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Hotels

Hotels call for “vital” targeted support post-JobKeeper

Hotels tell ScoMo not to expect a red carpet rollout at the Ritz after being left out of new proposed $500 payments set to go to Qantas and Virgin staff.

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Tourism

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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Hotels

Tourism Accommodation Australia elects new chair for NSW

The industry body has a new chair for its NSW branch … as in the two-legged human version – not the four-legged type that you sit on.

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Hotels

Star Entertainment Group finally gets approval for six-star Sydney hotel

by Huntley Mitchell

The group has proven that persistence pays off, with its revised plan for a six-star hotel in Pyrmont getting the green light from the NSW government.

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Destinations

HELL YEAH! Ardern says Aussies will be travelling quarantine-free to New Zealand early next year

FINALLY! Get ready for your phone to ring off the hook from your excited clients keen to get the heck out of Australia next year.

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Destinations

The good, the bad and the ugly: tourism industry reacts to NSW Budget

The state government has announced NSW residents will get $100 worth of vouchers to spend on tourism and hospitality activities, but not everyone is happy about it.

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