• Budget missing recovery certainty for internationally focused tourism businesses

    Published on : Tuesday, May 11, 2021

    Tonight’s Federal budget fails to deliver clarity for Australia’s flailing export tourism industry with continued uncertainty leaving hundreds of crucial supply chain businesses unsure if they will have ongoing support beyond July 1. Without committed support from the Government, the …

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  • ATEC: Export tourism businesses call for funding certainty

    Published on : Monday, May 10, 2021

    With the Government suggesting international borders will not open until 2022, it is critical that internationally focused tourism businesses across Australia receive clarity on continued Government support in order to give them certainty in planning for their future recovery. “The …

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  • NZ travel bubble a welcome step towards the future

    Published on : Tuesday, April 6, 2021

    The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has today welcomed the announcement of a travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand to start in the middle of April. The bubble will help to re-establish some of Australia’s long term travel relationships …

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  • ATEC: Industry welcomes helping hand but will it be enough

    Published on : Thursday, March 11, 2021

    The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of a range of support measures, particularly those focused on safeguarding the future of the beleaguered tourism export sector. While not the perfect support package, with many operators …

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  • ATEC: Regional communities to lose out if inbound tourism dies

    Published on : Monday, March 8, 2021

    Regional tourism businesses across the country reliant on ‘high spending’ international visitors will be the big losers if Australian inbound tour operators (ITO) are not supported to survive until international borders reopen. Destinations like Tropical North Queensland and central Northern …

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  • Australia’s $45Bn Export Tourism Industry at risk without JobKeeper replacement

    Published on : Thursday, February 18, 2021

    While some tourism businesses across Australia have seen an uptick in revenues from domestic visitors, many regional and remote tourism businesses and supply chain distributors with a dependency on international markets remain on a knife edge. “Inbound tour operators (ITOs) …

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  • One year on and international tourism business are running on empty

    Published on : Monday, February 1, 2021

    Domestic travel has replaced less than 20% of the revenue received from international visitors, with most export tourism businesses reliant on the JobKeeper supplement to get them this far according to the Australian Tourism Export Council’s industry ‘Pulse Check’ taken …

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  • ATEC welcomes Australia’s new Tourism Minister

    Published on : Monday, December 21, 2020

    The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) today congratulated the Hon Dan Tehan on his appointment to the role of Minister for Tourism. “The past year has been a hugely challenging time for Australia’s tourism industry and our road to recovery …

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  • Tourism funding welcome but export supply chain remains vulnerable

    Published on : Tuesday, September 29, 2020

    The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) today welcomed the Government’s announcement of additional funding for the tourism industry but remains concerned by a lack of specific funding to support the businesses which deliver international visitors to Australia. The package announced …

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

    Published on : Monday, September 21, 2020

    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 …

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  • JobKeeper 2.0 a solid step towards securing tourism’s future

    Published on : Tuesday, July 21, 2020

    Today’s JobKeeper extension announcement by the Federal Government is welcome news, delivering on an important step towards securing the future for Australia’s export tourism industry. “The extension of Jobkeeper has been highly anticipated by businesses across the economy and none …

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  • ATEC: Tourism flatlines, revealing extent of industry’s devastation

    Published on : Monday, June 15, 2020

    Today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics Overseas Arrivals and Departures results reveal the month Australia’s tourism industry officially flatlined, with an extraordinary 99.7% decrease on April 2019, the largest decrease on record. “This is the beginning of what will be a …

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  • Support would be welcomed by $45bn export tourism industry

    Published on : Tuesday, May 26, 2020

    The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has today welcomed suggestions the tourism industry may benefit from unallocated funds from the Jobkeeper program which would be redirected to the stricken industry. “Export tourism has been the hardest hit export industry this …

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  • ATEC: The naked reality of a tourism industry in crisis

    Published on : Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    Today’s international visitor results for March, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, confirm that our once strong and vibrant tourism export industry is in crisis having dropped by more than 60% on the same month in 2019. “A few …

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  • January marked the beginning of international visitor nosedive

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    January’s bushfires marked the beginning of Australia’s international visitor nosedive which has culminated in an effective flat-lining of our export tourism industry with no end in sight.   While many businesses are now coming to terms with the impacts of …

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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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  • 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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  • Holiday at Home campaign to kickstart tourism recovery

    Published on : Thursday, January 23, 2020

    The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) today congratulated Tourism Australia on launching the first step in its Holiday Here This Year campaign.   “This campaign has been quick off the blocks and will work to capitalise on the good will …

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  • Tourism welcomes recovery funds to keep industry strong

    Published on : Sunday, January 19, 2020

    The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) today welcomed the Government’s announcement of a $76 million industry specific bushfire recovery fund. “Today’s announcement of the Governments Rebuilding Australian Tourism package will be welcomed by tourism businesses across Australia,” ATEC Managing Director …

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  • Positive message must be loud and clear to keep our international tourists coming

    Published on : Friday, January 17, 2020

    A positive campaign highlighting that Australia is ‘open for business’ needs to be at the core of Australia’s bushfire recovery initiatives the Australian Tourism Export Council says. A survey of the inbound tourism industry has revealed that the overall status …

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