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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.

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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.

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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.

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Travel Agents

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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Tourism Minister eyes potential post-JobKeeper support package for travel industry

Fingers and toes are being crossed throughout the industry, as Australia’s new Tourism Minister provides some hope of targeted government support.

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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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Wholesalers

OPINION: Playing a long game against the pandemic – book now, for travel later

by David Green

Here, G Adventure’s head of commercial waxes lyrical about why agents shouldn’t give up hope in the current climate.

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Cultural tourism is an ace up the industry’s sleeve: AFTA chief

by Darren Rudd

AFTA’s chief has penned this exclusive op-ed for Travel Weekly, in which he points out a golden opportunity for Australia’s battered tourism industry.

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Flight Centre, Helloworld and Intrepid bosses sign impassioned plea to state leaders

Some of the biggest players in the Aussie travel space have put their names on an open letter to state premiers urging them to keep interstate borders open.

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Tourism

STUDY: Cashed-up consumers, not JobKeeper, key to Australia’s tourism recovery

For an enhanced reading experience, we recommend glazing over this research while listening to Shirley Bassey’s classic hit “Big Spender”.

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Travel Agents

“Am I the only one in the travel industry calling BS on the celebrations?”: Agency boss on JobKeeper 2.0

This travel agent reckons the recent JobKeeper announcement drew a fine line between gratitude and relief, and criticism of its details, for Australia’s tourism industry.

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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.

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