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ATEC aligns with WTTC Safe Travel protocols as part of its #TravelSafeAustralia strategy

The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has aligned with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) in becoming a lead agency with authority to issue Australian tourism businesses with the globally recognised ‘Safe Travel’ stamp. The stamp has been developed …

  • Coral Expeditions pledges strong comeback after COVID-19

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    Australia’s leading small-ship and expedition cruise Coral Expeditions has pledged to bounce back stronger than ever before when it resumes operations after the coronavirus pandemic. The promise has been made in a letter undersigned by Group General Manager Mark Fifield, …

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  • Thousands stranded in a cruise ship as standoff intensifies in Australia

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    A cruise ship operator with six vessels stranded off Australia is calling on the nation to help evacuate thousands of its crew members as the coronavirus outbreak ravages the industry. Carnival Cruise said that it needs Australia’s help to bring …

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  • Major CBD Hotels in Australia plans closure; TAA continues support

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) recently mentioned that major hotels in Central Business Districts around Australia are now deciding to close their doors. The hotels will soon consider temporary closure and commence drawing down the shutter. The decision arrives in light …

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  • Australia’s tourism sector preparing for a near-complete shutdown

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Australia’s tourism sector is preparing for a near-complete shutdown in industry activity after the federal government spoke against all non-essential domestic travel.   In a latest move to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison …

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  • WA Tourism is confident to survive the corona fight

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    The $66 billion financial support package declared by the Australian Prime Minister has been welcomed by the Tourism Council WA as vital move for the tourism to keep the sector alive and finally recover from the blow, the impact of …

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  • Virgin Australia to slash all international flights and cut 50% domestic flights

    Published on : Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    Virgin Australia recently announced its plan to suspend all international flights and ground its entire wide variety of aircraft. The suspension is expected to continue till the month of June and is being executed in light of the effects of …

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  • Corona grapples Australia tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    The plagued tourism industry of Australia is hemorrhaging almost $3 billion every month as visitors call off their vacations in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak.   Already losing billions because of devastating bushfires this year, tour operators, hotels and attractions are struggling tremendously …

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  • Australia to provide $1 billion support to tourism industry

    Published on : Thursday, March 12, 2020

    The federal government of Australia just announced to issue a $17.6 billion emergency package to boost the ailing economy of the country. Out of the total sum, $1 billion is allocated for the tourism industry. The tourism industry can spend …

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  • ATEC ready to support Australia’s tourism industry

    Published on : Thursday, March 12, 2020

    The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has today welcomed the Federal Government’s stimulus package of funding to address the impacts of the coronavirus on the Australian economy. “ATEC is pleased the Government is making a solid commitment to sustaining the …

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  • Australian inbound tour operators facing job losses and business closures from corona virus threat

    Published on : Saturday, March 7, 2020

    An Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) survey has found that inbound tour operators (ITO) are facing a lot of job losses and business closures if corona virus Covid-19 continues its damage.   Bushfires already brought in a lot of sufferings for …

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  • Australian Tourism industry in shambles due to bushfire and Covid-19

    Published on : Friday, March 6, 2020

    The Australian Tourism industry has taken double hit from the recent bushfires as well as the novel coronavirus outbreak. The number of International travellers decreased to a drastic level in light of both the dreadful events.     Phillipa Harrison, …

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  • Sydney to host inaugural Pink Fashion Lunch next week

    Published on : Thursday, March 5, 2020

    The Australian Turf Club are partnering with the McGrath Foundation to host the inaugural Pink Fashion Lunch at Rosehill Gardens on Chandon Ladies Day 2020 on March 14.   Guests frock up in pink for a fabulous cause and will …

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  • ‘There’s Still Nothing Like Australia’ Campaign Roll Out

    Published on : Friday, February 28, 2020

    The first phase of Tourism Australia’s new international recovery campaign, ‘There’s Still Nothing Like Australia’, was launched by Australia’s Tourism Minister, Simon Birmingham this week.   The campaign is supported with the $25 million allocated to Tourism Australia through the …

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  • Harry Potter Magic Breaks New Ground In Melbourne

    Published on : Friday, February 28, 2020

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has established a new standard for blockbuster plays in Australia, drawing more than 325,000 attendees through the doors of the Princess Theatre in a run now entering its second year.   Opening to rave …

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  • Australia betting on big sporting events to draw Indian tourists

    Published on : Thursday, February 27, 2020

    Australia, which is slowly recuperating from the damages of bushfires that burnt across the country for more than six months, is making huge bet on big sporting events like the ongoing women”s ICC T20 Cricket World Cup and men”s tournament …

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  • International campaign will help put Australia back on the travel list

    Published on : Monday, February 24, 2020

    Tourism Australia’s new pitch to win back international visitors is a welcome step in helping to drive new visitation following the setbacks experienced by tourism businesses across the nation as a result of January’s bushfires.   “This is the right …

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  • Two die as Sydney to Melbourne passenger train goes off tracks

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

    Two passengers died when a Sydney to Melbourne express train derailed near the Victorian town of Wallan, officials said. Several other passengers were being treated for injuries, emergency services said.   One person was airlifted to a hospital in Melbourne. …

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  • Casey City Council appointed its new Interim Administrator

    Published on : Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    Casey City Council has been dismissed and councillors replaced by an Interim Administrator to run the council. The Local Government (Casey City Council) Bill 2020 received Royal Assent from Governor Linda Dessau. The Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek has …

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  • Now, it’s time to look once again to Australia

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    It has recently been declared that Prince William and Kate are all set to explore Australia this summer. They will visit areas destroyed by the bushfires that left 33 people dead and over 2,000 homes demolished. And I say that …

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  • Coronavirus impact may leave Australian tourism, retail sectors in shambles

    Published on : Thursday, February 13, 2020

    According to analysts from Commonwealth Bank and ANZ, the aftermath of coronavirus on Chinese factories and tourism might result in a significant impact on Australian retailers and the broader economy.   Chinese tourists and international students spend more at Australian …

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