• ATEC: Focus needed on tourism’s trade imbalance

     Tuesday, September 27, 2022

    It’s a case of too many out and not enough in. While the world celebrates World Tourism Day (27 September) Australian tourism faces the tough reality that while we love to trot the globe, that enthusiasm is not being equalled …

  • The gap looms large for Australian tourism businesses

     Thursday, August 4, 2022

    Time, distance and cost in a post-covid era of travel have pushed Australia’s tourism industry back 20 years where export tourism businesses are facing cautious consumers looking for minimal risk holidays closer to home. While international travellers continue to view …

  • International tourists back, but rebuild will take time

     Wednesday, June 29, 2022

    Today’s International Visitor Survey results, the first solid measure of our inbound market since borders reopened, show the export tourism industry will take some time to recover as both domestic and international pressures continue to dampen demand.

  • Export tourism welcomes the Albanese Government

     Monday, May 23, 2022

    The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) today welcomed the new Government and congratulated Prime Minister Albanese on the weekend’s success.  “There is much to be done in helping Australia’s export tourism industry to get back to its full success and …

  • With just a week to go tourism businesses are waiting

     Friday, May 13, 2022

    With a week to go until the Federal Election Australia’s export tourism industry remains concerned with the lack of political focus on key Government supports which will help the industry’s restart. “We are nearing the end of the election campaign …

  • Tourism calls for expansion of export grant to support rebuild

     Monday, May 2, 2022

    Export tourism businesses across Australia are seeking the expansion of a key government grant program as the industry begins to rebuild their international markets, calling on both parties to include the measure in their election tourism policies.  The Export Marketing …

  • It’s time for tourism to recover, rebuild and regrow

     Wednesday, April 13, 2022

    Australia’s export tourism industry is calling on political parties to make big commitments in supporting its recovery in the lead up to this year’s Federal Election, outlining measures which will help tourism businesses to get back into the global market.  …

  • ATEC: Export tourism welcomes additional funding for industry

     Tuesday, March 22, 2022

    The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) welcomes today’s announcement from the Federal Government of an additional $60 million in funding to support the industry’s post Covid recovery. “This funding aligns with our budget asks and will help some of the …

  • ATEC: Tourism businesses need relief from nonsensical border closures

     Wednesday, February 2, 2022

    Maintaining international border closures is no longer a viable or sensible approach to containing covid infection and is simply damaging the recovery of a range of important industries including tourism, hospitality and farming, the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) said …

  • Tourism needs a steady hand in light of omicron

     Thursday, December 16, 2021

    Australia’s tourism industry needs certainty, guidance and commitment to keep the borders open from all levels of government in light of the new omicron COVID variant and any future variants. The industry is poised to welcome back international visitors and, …


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