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One in three tourism businesses face extinction within next three months: TTF

A national survey has painted a grim picture of the sentiment among travel-dependent businesses after what has effectively been an 18-month lockdown for the nation’s visitor economy.

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“Recovery will be muted and restrained”: Industry bigwigs warn that ending Australia’s international travel ban will not save the industry

Some of the travel industry’s top brass have weighed in on the government’s decision to open international borders a month early. Oh, and we’ve also snuck in some new info on Qantas’ overseas restart.

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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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Northern Beaches COVID-19 outbreak led to $7 billion loss for tourism industry: TTF

Avalon residents have reportedly gone back into quarantine to escape the blame for this huge loss to the tourism industry.

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Destinations

Tourism bodies call for $1.3bn lifeline for Victoria’s devastated visitor economy

It’s desperate times for Victoria’s tourism industry, and two industry bodies are pleading for help before it gets worse.

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Tourism

Baird back in chairman’s role at TTF, as McEvoy departs

The former TTF chairman and NSW tourism minister is back in familiar territory, but within an unfamiliar industry environment.

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Hotels

Industry bodies slam Sydney’s Star Casino Ritz-Carlton rejection

The Independent Planning Commission has rejected plans for a $530 million six-star hotel, and these industry players are not impressed.

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Tourism

GSTC chair, Luigi Cabrini “Tourism must be a leader in responding to climate change”

by Ali Coulton

We picked Cabrini’s brain about his favourite sustainable travel destinations and his time at the UN. We imagine he now has a bit of a headache.

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Tourism

The plan to boost visitor economy

by Amy Bryant

With a new strategy suggesting old things make great tourist haunts, we’re beginning to regret throwing away our childhood Barbie house.

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News

Qantas welcomes Badgerys Creek decision

Qantas has given its backing to a second Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek with chief executive Alan Joyce describing it […]

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