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One in four tourism businesses have insufficient staff to cater for pent-up demand: TTF

TTF chief Margy Osmond has raised the alarm about a skills shortage in the tourism industry, but is letting the facts and figures do most of the talking.

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Destinations

New chair for Tourism Australia

Do you work at Accor or happen to watch Bloomberg on the reg? Well, there’s a fair chance you know of Tourism Australia’s new chair.

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Destinations

Travel industry reacts to Brisbane’s 2032 Olympics win

While Queensland’s capital was a shoo-in to snare the Games for 2032, it was still a bloody nice bit of news for Aussies to wake up to this morning.

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Destinations

STUDY: Victoria tops nation with highest return on destination marketing investment

TTF’s Margy Osmond reckons Australian states and territories need to pull their socks up when it comes to tourism expenditure.

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Travel Agents

AFTA’s interim survey results reveal “distressing” statistics, says Rudd

AFTA has released interim results of its ‘Travelsectorkeeper’ survey, and they make for some pretty grim reading, according to CEO Darren Rudd.

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Tourism

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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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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Tourism

STUDY: Only a quarter of Aussies will travel interstate this summer

The research shows there is still a significant amount of work to do in encouraging Aussies to take to the skies.

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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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New Tourism Minister (and Assistant Tourism Minister) chosen for Queensland

by Huntley Mitchell

Annastacia Palaszczuk has given her Cabinet a bit of a reshuffle. Or, as Carson Kressley would say, a tzsuj.

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Destinations

States and territories agree to develop plan for Christmas reopening

by Christian Fleetwood

However, there is one state that doesn’t want to play ball. Find out which one here.

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Events

YOU BLOODY BEAUTY!!! Australia and NZ to host 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

After a very anxious wait overnight, Aussies and Kiwis have woken up to this fantastic bit of news!

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