“We need to convert interest to bookings”: North QLD to get lions share of Scomo’s $60 million tourism boost
by Ali Coulton
The PM has announced a massive funding boost for Australia’s tourism industry, with a focus on trade relations. To celebrate, we’ve dug up this bewildering image of him scaring the sh*t out of a cockatoo.
ATIC proposes three-pronged emergency plan for tourism, hospitality and events to government
Daniel Gschwind and his team at the ATIC have devised a plan to get the three sectors out of what is turning out to be a rather large hole. You listening, ScoMo?
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.
Victorian government comes up with $633m plan to reboot tourism
Were you unable to attend the Victorian Tourism Conference on Wednesday? Well, we didn’t go either, so we’re very grateful to have received this press release.
More travel industry figures criticise government’s $1.2bn support package
by Huntley Mitchell
Senior industry figures left, right and centre are having their say on the government’s new stimulus measures for tourism, and the feedback ain’t overly positive.
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 industry rescue package to be unveiled in “a matter of days”, says Treasurer
Josh Frydenberg says the travel industry won’t have to wait much longer to find out how the government plans to help out the bruised and battered sector.
New executive officer appointed for Cultural Attractions of Australia
Do you happen to work at Cultural Attractions of Australia and have recently noticed a fresh face wandering the office hallway? Discover their name and more here.
TTF urges federal government to implement $7.7bn tourism rescue package
The industry body has laid out its multi-billion-dollar demands to ScoMo and Josh, as the cut-off date for JobKeeper life support nears.
Travel industry heavyweights share their biggest challenges at special event
by David Hovenden
Four industry heavyweights (metaphorically speaking, of course) have gathered to highlight just how tough it is to be a travel professional right now.
New UNWTO data confirms 2020 as worst year in tourism history
We didn’t really need further confirmation that 2020 was an absolute arsehole of a year, but here it is anyway.
AFTA continues to press govt for tailored support, as Frydenberg stands firm on JobKeeper
Staff at Parliament House’s café have already memorised Darren Rudd’s coffee order, as the AFTA boss spends another week down in Canberra.
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