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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trivago loses appeal after misleading consumers over hotel ads
We assume Trivago’s lawyers have since made their way from the courtroom to the pub and are drowning their sorrows.
NSW introduces strict new laws to regulate short-term rental market
The new laws include a ‘three strikes and you’re out’ approach for irresponsible hosts. However, that’s not to say they will be forced to wield baseball bats or chew tobacco.
Federal Budget unveiled: Here’s what you need to know
by Christian Fleetwood
Travel Weekly’s reporter fell asleep halfway through last night’s big Budget reveal on the ABC, but still managed to recall enough to write this.
Regional tourism receives $250 million cash injection
The government has given regional tourism operators a reason to jump for joy this morning, and caused two industry associations to give such an aggressive thumbs up that they are both now suffering from pulled muscles in their hands.
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